Program 2019-02-25T12:09:41+00:00


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CODS18 Pre-Summit Workshops – Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Workshop 1A – 1:00 to 2:30 pm Introduction to Data Visualization Analysis – hosted by Tableau Workshop 2A – 1:00 to 2:30 pm From identifying high-value datasets to cross jurisdictional common data standards
Workshop 1B – 2:45 to 4:15 pm Libraries Wide Open: Bringing the Open Movement to Libraries Workshop 2B – 2:45 to 4:15 pm Maximizing Geospatial Data Software – hosted by Esri Canada
6:00 to 8:00 pm Registration
For full details on Day 1 click here
CODS18 – Thursday, November 8, 2018
All Day Open Data Chill Space in Sunken Lounge Area off Foyer – Keith McDonald
8:00 am Registration and Breakfast
9:00 am Official Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:15 am
Opening Keynote Speaker: Ontario Chief Digital Officer & Deputy Minister of Consumer Services
Hillary Hartley
9:45 am
Keynote Speaker: Data Governance
Dr. Jonathan Dewar, Executive Director of First Nations Information Governance Centre
10:15 am Coffee & Networking
10:45 am Keynote Presentation: State of Open Data – Local to Global – your introduction to Open Data fluency
Jean-Noé Landry, OpenNorth
11:15 am Expert Panel: Digital Rights
Dr. Jonathan Dewar; Bianca Wylie; Brenda McPhail; moderated by Dr. Karen Louise Smith
12:15 pm Luncheon Keynote: Harnessing the Power of Open Data – Karen Stewart, Esri Canada
1:15 pm Expert Panel: Surprising Allies – The Open Secret of Big Business and Open Data.
Perspectives: Dun & Bradstreet; Weather Network; Teranet; Beckage Law, Buffalo;
  Easing Collaboration: Stream 1 Effective Collaboration: Stream 2 Excellent Collaboration: Stream 3
2:15 pm Hackathon Blueprint Visualizations Driving Decisions Open Data Portals for Community & Ecology: Convening for Common Good
3:15 pm Break
3:45 pm The Connected Countryside: Imagining Rural Canada 2.0 The Politics of Open Data and Multi-Stakeholder Solutions Building a Pan-Canadian Framework on Open Government Through Intergovernmental Collaboration
4:45 pm Day 2 wrap-up
6:30 pm 2018 Canadian Open Data Awards – Celebration Dinner
For full details on Day 2 click here
CODS18 – Friday, November 9, 2018
All Day Open Data Chill Space in Sunken Lounge Area off Foyer – Keith McDonald
8:00 am Breakfast and Networking
9:00 am Welcome Back & Today’s Program Overview – Conference Co-Chairs
9:15 am Keynote Speaker: Data Commons in Montreal’s Smart City
Easing Collaboration: Stream 1 Effective Collaboration: Stream 2 Excellent Collaboration: Stream 3
9:45 am Beyond Open Data Portals: How to Collaborate with your local Civic Tech Community Open Engagement & Co-Creation: Moving from Talking Together to Working Together Opening Community Safety – Open Data in Law Enforcement
10:45 am Coffee Break and Networking
11:15 am Evolving Open Data for Internal Collaboration Cross-Jurisdictional Open Data Standards – Gaining Momentum The Open Data Apps (and Licensing!) Session
12:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm Building an Open Data Movement in Canada Strengthening Communities Through Open Data: Ontario Trillium Foundation, Niagara Connects, Alberta Data Partnerships Capitalizing on Emerging Open Data Opportunities – Startups and Non-profits: moderated by Kevin Tuer, ODX
2:15 pm Open Projects at DEIL: exploring the potential of open data using an “open project” approach Community Open Data Portals One Step Forward, Two Steps Back… Open Data doesn’t mean Open Government or even Open
3:15 pm Open Action Plan: What’s Next for Open Data in Canada: Government + Civil Society + Business + Academia
3:45 pm Wrap-up – Summit Co-Chairs
4:00 pm Summit Concludes
For full details on Day 3 click here


November 10th

Bonus Event

Join data-savvy students at Brock University in St. Catharines,  for a full day of education about basics of data analytics!