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Richard Pietro

Richard Pietro socializes Open Government & Open Data by creating Civic Engagement as Art. Some of his projects include the 2014 Open Government Tour, the Open Toronto Meetup Group, the Stories from the Open Gov podcast, and Open – The World’s first short film on Open Government, Open Data, and Open Source. He also worked…

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Pierre E. Rodrigue

Pierre E. Rodrigue has been Associate Secretary for Digital Transformation and Chief Information Officer since June 29, 2020. A seasoned manager familiar with the functioning of public administration thanks to the various skills acquired over the past thirty years, Mr. Rodrigue is a key player in the digital transformation of government. After practicing tax law…

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Vincent J.-Painchaud

Vincent J.-Painchaud has been an open government advisor at the Secretariat of the Conseil du trésor du Québec since 2016. Upon his arrival, he helped set up the Data Quebec open data portal, in particular through the implementation of best practices in terms of interoperability of data. Since 2018, he has made a significant contribution…

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Myriam Eddahbi

In the public service since 2001, I have been passionate about open technologies for many years. Collaboration is an important value for me and I embody it in my role as an open government advisor and in my responsibilities to the partnership and the Data Quebec platform.

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Ana Duff

Dr. Ana Duff is an Assistant Teaching Professor with the Faculty of Business and Information Technology at Ontario Tech University. Her research background is in mathematics in which she holds a Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa. She began her studies in mathematics at the University of Zagreb in Croatia, continuing at York University in…

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Sam Roberts

10 years working across government and with external experts to develop policy on data, digital and innovation The UK published the National Data Strategy last year, this outlines our approach to data (including open data) There are five missions to the strategy, including: Data across the economy Supporting a trusted data regime Transforming government’s use…

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Renee Sieber

Renee Sieber’s research focuses on civic engagement in computational technologies. The technologies range from geographic information systems, to open data and smart city tech, to climate modelling and artificial intelligence (computer vision and Natural Language Processing). She was made a fellow of the American Association of Geographers (2018) and was awarded the Canadian Association of…

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Matthew Claudel

Matthew Claudel is a designer and writer. He is the founder of Field States, a benefit corporation whose mission is to generate civic value using strategic design. He is affiliate faculty in Portland State University’s Department of Geography. Matthew was previously the Strategic Design Lead for Curative, a health care company seeking to end the…

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Geneviève Boisjoly

Geneviève Boisjoly is an Associate Professor in transportation engineering at Polytechnique Montréal. Her training is multidisciplinary (mechanical engineering, sustainable development and urbanism) and she is interested in the interactions between transportation networks, land use planning and mobility patterns, through a sustainable development lens. She has extensive experience in the accessibility indicators of urban opportunities in…

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Frédéric Julien

Frédéric Julien has been active in the performing arts for several years as an artist, an arts administrator, a consultant and an advocate. Frédéric has been leading research and development activities at the Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA) since 2010. Current research and development activities focus on the digital transformation of the performing arts and…

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