2017 CANADIAN OPEN DATA  SUMMIT  AT EDMONTON ON 12-14 JUNE 2017

2017 CANADIAN OPEN DATA SUMMIT

ABOUT CANADIAN OPEN DATA SUMMIT 2017

The Canadian Open Data Summit (CODS) is an annual event where the most pressing challenges facing the open data and open government communities are addressed on a national scale.

 

CODS 2016 was hosted in Saint John, New Brunswick and previous attendees include federal, provincial and municipal government

policy makers, private business, civic technology groups, academics, students and open data enthusiasts.

 

The CODS 2017 will be built on the successful experience of CODS 2016, and will focus on open data analytics, partnerships and crowdsourcing.

 

CODS 2017 will be hosted in Edmonton, Alberta and is anticipating between 300 and 400 open data enthusiasts this year.

2017 SUMMIT THEMES

OPEN DATA & ANALYTICS - MAKING DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS

Unlock Open Data Value with Analytics

Unlock economic value and unlimited possibilities by applying advanced analytics to both open and proprietary knowledge

 

Open Data and Business Development

Embrace the power of open data at cultural and technology levels to help businesses of all sizes adapt and thrive

 

Open Government & Data Journey

As open data matures in Canada, it is helpful to share your open data  journey with others. We want to know what works and what doesn’t work for your
organization and how you measure open data progress

 

Capacity/Culture Building

Identify catalysts and methodologies that build open data & analytic culture and convene stakeholders

 

Open Data & Analytics Toolbox

Identify user-friendly and financially feasible tools to accelerate open data and analytics utilization in organizations

 

Impacts on Policy & Privacy

Exploring the emerging impacts of open data and analytics on government policies, such as privacy and the right to be forgotten

OPEN DATA PARTNERSHIPS - HOW TO MAKE EFFECTIVE COLLABORATION A REALITY

Multi-level Government Collaboration

Expand collaboration across multi-level government and harmonizing the delivery of open data

 

Open Science

Maximize scientific community access to government data and encourage greater collaboration

 

Private Sector Partnerships

Generate advanced and evidence-based business development through the use of open data

 

Partnership Health Care  Case Studies

Demonstrate how open data could be helpful to advance health care program and service planning

 

Smart & Resilient City 

Driving smart & resilient city innovation with open data and open sensor data

 

Data Sharing Applications

Open data could be utilized in different sectors and situations. Please share your creative open data uses with us!

CROWDSOURCING - CITIZEN SCIENCE EXPLORED

Urban Mobility

It is the way people move in the City.  Urban Mobility has become an important indicator to measure live quality in big urban cities

 

Beyond Hackathons

Finding sustainable ways to grow ideas and products emerged from Hackathons is key to success

 

Citizen Engagement

Open dialogue begins by enhancing the availability of data and information to inform active civic participation;  it matures when citizens are empowered to participate in decision-making processes

 

Privacy in Crowdsourcing

Privacy protection is an evolving field as the use of open data rises in different conditions. It is crucial to know how data creators, suppliers and consumers can respect the needs of all people

 

Crowdsourcing Applications

Showcase your crowdsourcing applications to everyone! Theoretical or practical cases all welcomed

 

Social Media as Open Data

Reveal how social media information could enhance organizational performance

ABOUT OPEN DATA

WHAT IS OPEN DATA?

Open Data is a practice that makes data freely available, easy to access, and most importantly, simple for the public to use in machine-readable formats.

Open data can be freely used, re-used and redistributed by anyone.

 

 

ABOUT CITY OF EDMONTON

CITY OF EDMONTON'S OPEN DATA PROGRAM

As the capital of Alberta, Canada, Edmonton aspires to fulfill its role as a preeminent global city: innovative, inclusive and engaged. Building such a city takes foresight, planning and active participation by its citizens. A great city is an open city.

DISCOVER OPEN CITY INITIATIVE
450

Participants

18

TOPICS

27

SESSIONS

35

SPEAKERS

HURRY UP! Only 286  SEATS REMAINING CURRENTLY…

Seats are limited for this popular national open data summit. Get your summit ticket today!

WHY ATTEND ?

Accelerate your open data knowledge with the latest topics, tools, and trends presented by the best practitioners in the field
Superior Content & Training
  • Many topics to choose from including 27+ talks and 3 pre-summit events all under one roof
  • Learn from the best and brightest in open data to accelerate your learning and insights

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Superior Networking
  • Connect with 450 fellow open data activists, presenters, innovators, practitioners, and influencers
  • Meet executives and decision-makers from multiple industries who uses open data to transform their industries
  • Attend multiple networking events including breaks, lunches, and evening receptions

DON’T MISS THIS AMAZING SUMMIT AND OPPORTUNITIES!

OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Further Keynote speakers will be added as they are confirmed. Stay tuned!

CONTACT US

Global Leader

Hazem Galal

Health Analytic Expert

Tim Murphy

Privacy Expert

Jill Clayton

FOIP Expert

Linda Sahli

Getting Excited? More Excellent Speakers Are Coming!

Chief Analytic Officer

Stephane Contre

Open Government Leader

Jean-Noé Landry

Civic Tech Leader

Geoff Zakaib

OUR SPEAKERS

Further speakers will be added as they are confirmed. Stay tuned!

CONTACT US

SUMMIT AGENDA

day 1 agenda

Monday, June 12, 2017 - PRE-SUMMIT WORKSHOP/SEMINAR

09:00AM

Registration

09:00AM - 09:30AM

10:00AM

Data 4 Impact Workshop

10:00AM - 4:30PM

The goal of this event is to improve collaboration between community, government and academia regarding data collection and use for shared value to make our communities and organizations better.

1:00PM

Data for Dollar: CODS Edition

1:00PM - 3:00PM

Data to Dollars is a hands-on workshop that gives marketers, product managers, analysts, data scientists and other business people the tools they need to discover and use awesome free data to grow their business.

3:30PM

Smart City Seminar

3:30PM - 5:30PM

The goal of this event is to facilitate knowledge exchange regarding smart city and global practices.

04:30PM

Welcome Reception & Registration

04:30PM - 07:00PM

day 2 agenda

Tuesday, june 13, 2017 - Canadian Open Data Summit

7:30AM

Registration & Continental Breakfast

7:30AM - 8:30AM

Come Join us for a delicious breakfast and pick up your swag bag for the Summit!

8:30AM

Summit Opening

8:30AM - 9:00AM

9:00AM

Keynote Speaker #1

9:00AM - 10:00AM

10:00AM

Coffee Break

10:00AM - 10:30AM

10:30AM

90-min Workshops

10:30AM - 12:00PM

12:00PM

Lunch & Featured Speakers

12:00PM - 1:00PM

01:00PM

60-min Lighting Talk Sessions

01:00PM - 02:00PM

02:00PM

60-min Group Panels

02:00PM - 03:00PM

03:00PM

Afternoon Power Break

03:00PM - 03:30PM

03:30PM

Keynote #2

03:30PM - 04:30PM

04:30PM

Edmonton Tour (Optional)

04:30PM - 06:00PM

06:00PM

Award Ceremony

06:00PM - 07:30PM

day 3 agenda

Wednesday, june 14, 2017 - Canadian Open Data Summit

7:30AM

Continental Breakfast

7:30AM - 8:30AM

Come Join us for a delicious breakfast and meet other wonderful summit attendees!

8:30AM

Keynote #3

8:30AM - 9:30AM

09:30AM

60-min Group Panels

09:30AM - 10:30AM

10:30AM

Coffee Break

10:30AM - 11:00AM

11:00AM

60-minute Lighting Talks

11:00AM - 12:00PM

12:00PM

Lunch & Poster Session

12:00PM - 01:00PM

03:00PM

Closing

03:00PM - 03:30PM

PRE-SUMMIT EVENTS

Data 4 Impact

Event Objectives

The goal of this event is to improve collaboration between community, government and academia regarding data collection and use for shared value to make our communities and organizations better.

After completing the workshop you will be able to:

  • Increase the capacity of nonprofit organizations to evaluate their programs and communicate their why through effective use of data;
  • Provide tools for participants to better understand how to collect, find, and use data to make their organization and community better;
  • Initiate the Community Data Collaboratives – where organizations collaborate around complex issues and collect and share data in support of their missions, measurement, and outcomes.

Data for Dollar: CODS Edition

Event Objectives

Data to Dollars is a hands-on workshop that gives marketers, product managers, analysts, data scientists and other businesspeople the tools they need to discover and use awesome free data to grow their business. Participants will learn the fundamentals of finding, manipulating, and analyzing open data to build and market products, make decisions, or otherwise improve their business.

After completing the workshop you will be able to:

  • Understand what government and business open data is
  • Explain how it can be used to develop, improve or market products and services and efficiency
  • Locate and identify which levels of government have the kinds of data you need, and
  • Load data into Microsoft Excel for review
  • Eyeball a data set and assess its quality and utility

Smart City Seminar

Event Objectives

The goal of this event is to facilitate knowledge exchange regarding smart city and global practices.

Data 4 Impact Workshop

Six-hour workshop on June 12

$45

Data for Dollar: CODS Edition

Two-hour (1 – 3 PM) workshop on June 12

$45

Smart City Seminar

Two-hour (3:30 – 5:30 PM) seminar on June 12

$45

2-Day Summit Ticket (Early Bird)

Only available until March 14, 2017!

$250

2-Day Summit Ticket (Non-for-Profit)

$195

2-Day Summit Ticket (Regular)

Only available until June 9, 2017

$299

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Useful Information

Accommodation #1

Chateau Lacombe Hotel – $125/night

10111 Bellamy Hill, Edmonton, AB Canada T5J 1N7

Tel 780.428.6611 Toll Free 1.800.661.8801

Online booking link:

http://bookings.ihotelier.com/bookings.jsp?groupID=1757327&hotelID=85252

Block Code: 20170611ANA

For more information: www.chateaulacombe.com

Accommodation #2

MacEwan University Residence $70 – $90/night
11050 104 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5K 2Y9
E: stay@macewan.ca
T: 780-633-3623

Bachelor Suite: $70.00
Two Bedroom Suite: $90.00
Two Bedroom Suite (Individual Room Reservation) $47.50

For more information: http://bit.ly/MacEwanGuestTours

Official Airline Partner

Westjet is the official CODS17 airline partner and our summit coupon code will save you additional 10% on the base fare.

 

Please contact cods17@edmonton.ca for your CODS17 discount code today!!

SUMMIT SPONSORS SPECIAL THANKS

  • 2017 Canadian Open Data Summit
    12-14 JUNE 2017
    Monday - Wednesday
  • Conference Place Address

    Chateau Lacombe Hotel
    10111 Bellamy Hill Rd NW, T5J 1N7
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

  • Send an Email

    cods17@edmonton.ca

  • Visit Us At Our Office

    Edmonton City Hall
    1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

  • +1 780-496-7828 +1 587-984-7408