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Friday, May 29


What Happens After the Hack: Canada’s Approach to National Hackathons / Ce qui se passe après le hackathon: l'approche du Canada au sujet des appathons à l'échelle nationale
Learn about Canada’s national hackathon model - the Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE) - from the perspective of both the organizers and the participants, and explore how to support the participants, their work, and their ideas after the event is over.
Séance permettant de s'nformer sur le modèle d'appathon national du Canada - l'Expérience de données ouvertes canadienne (EDOC) - du point de vue des organisateurs et des participants et de se renseigner sur la façon d'appuyer les participants, leur travail et leurs idées après la fin de l'événement.

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Mike Smit

Professor, School of Information Management, Dalhousie University
Mike Smit is a professor in the School of Information Management at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. His research and teaching explore data management for open and big data, data literacy, theeffect of open information on civic engagement, and the interaction of information... Read More →

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Melanie Gorka

Senior Consultant, ThoughtWorks Inc.
Melanie Gorka is currently a Senior Consultant at ThoughtWorks Inc, working as a design lead and product strategist for both Fortune 500 companies and for social change initiatives. Her passion to foster human development, and her creativity in developing effective solutions to... Read More →
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Jigdel Kuyee

Jigdel Kuyee recently worked as a COO for a tech hardware start-up building a sensor glove for applications in both the assistive and the gaming industries. Previously, he was elected to the board of the Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre for the 2011-2013 and has also worked at Toronto... Read More →
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Claire Masson

Government of Canada
Claire Masson is the Outreach and Engagement Lead on Open Government for the Government of Canada (GC). Most recently, she has led the GC Open Government consultations, and coordinated the first two Canadian Open Data Experiences (CODE), a national hackathon supported by the GC. Claire... Read More →
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Carlos Saavedra

Imminy, CEO and Co-Founder
Carlos Saavedra is the CEO and Co-Founder of Imminy, a web platform for immigrants to find their pathway to Canada pre-arrival. He is a graduate in Communications and Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a Master’s candidate in User Experience Design and... Read More →
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Kevin Tuer

VP Strategic Initiatives, Communitech
Dr. Kevin Tuer is the Managing Director of the newly founded Open Data Exchange and former Managing Director of the Canadian Digital Media Network. Over the past 15 years, Dr. Tuer has held several engineering and senior management positions in the high tech industry including Senior... Read More →

Friday May 29, 2015 10:30 - 11:30
Room 210


Open Data + Right to Information = Right to Data / Données ouvertes + droit à l'information = droit aux données
This session will review the progress of countries which have introduced open data (proactive disclosure) laws and present a brief training session by/for journalists and Civil Society Organizations on how to use Right to Information laws for gaining access to data.
Au cours de cette séance, on examinera les progrès des pays qui ont adopté des lois sur des données ouvertes (divulgation proactive) et on présentera une brève séance de formation donnée par des journalistes et à l'intention de journalistes et d'organisations de la société civile sur la façon d'utiliser les lois sur le droit à l'information pour obtenir l'accès aux données.

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Savita Bailur

Open Data Research Lead, Web Foundation
Savita Bailur is a researcher with around fifteen years of experience in ICTs and development. Her recent work has focused on technologies for transparency and accountability, freedom of information and open data. She has worked with organisations including Aptivate, mySociety, World... Read More →

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Jen Bramley

International Project Manager, mySociety
Jen joined mySociety in 2013 and has since worked on a wide range of projects in countries from Zimbabwe to Malaysia, and topics from FOI to street fault reporting. Her main role is the support and implementation of projects using the FixMyStreet, Alaveteli, and Pombola code bases... Read More →
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Michael Canares

Managing Consultant, Step Up Consulting
Michael Cañares is managing consultant of Step Up Consulting based in the Philippines. He manages five research projects related to open data: the Open LGU Research Project which looks into open data initiatives at the local level in the Philippines; an agency-readiness assessment... Read More →
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Silvana Fumega

Policy and Research Lead, ILDA
Silvana Fumega is currently the Research and Policy Lead of the Latin | American Initiative for Open Data (ILDA). She holds a PhD (University | of Tasmania, Australia). In the past few years she has focused her | work on Open Government Data and Freedom of Information policies... Read More →
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Eko Prasetyo

Open Data Lab Jakarta
Working as Policy Manager at Open Data Lab Jakarta, Eko Prasetyo engages in various initiatives to maximise and seize the benefits of open data. He has a background in Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D), with fields of interest include governance, learning... Read More →

Friday May 29, 2015 10:30 - 12:00
Room 108


Data Publishing Methods / Éléments requis pour la publication efficace de données

A practical workshop influenced by the experiences of various Government agencies and community groups at various levels of maturity. Collecting experiences from attendees to open up a broad discussion, we'll focus on best practices for data publishing and data use to create a reference document that can be used beyond the IODC.


Cet atelier pratique s’appuie sur l’expérience de divers organismes gouvernementaux et groupes communautaires à divers niveaux de maturité. Nous recueillerons les expériences des participants afin de lancer une vaste discussion et mettrons l’accent sur les pratiques exemplaires aux fins de la publication et de l’utilisation de données pour créer un document de référence qui pourra être utilisé au‑delà de la CIDO.

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Steven De Costa

Co-Secretary and Treasurer, Open Knowledge Australia
Steven is an open data and open knowledge community contributor. He is Co-Secretary and Treasurer of Open Knowledge Australia, member of the Steering Group and Community Team Lead for the CKAN Association, an organizer of GovHack.org, founder of DataShades.com and Executive Director... Read More →

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Sarah Bird

Developer / Développeuse Web, Aptivate
Sarah is a full-stack web developer at Aptivate, a non-profit organization building IT solutions for the international development sector. She has a background in open-source technologies in a variety of sectors as well as in public policy. In 2014, she was the lead developer on the... Read More →
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Ashley Casovan

Canada’s Open Government Portal
Ashley Casovan is the lead for Canada’s Open Government Portal. In this position, she is responsible for working with departments and agencies all across the Government of Canada to disseminate data and information. She previously lead the Open Data and Open Government efforts at... Read More →
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Neil Fantom

Manager, The World Bank / la Banque mondiale
Neil Fantom is a Manager at the World Bank in Washington, DC. He leads the World Bank's Open Data initiative, and oversees the publication of World Development Indicators and Global Development Finance and the compilation and dissemination of the associated datasets. He has worked... Read More →
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Mark Headd

Developer Evangelist / Promoteur du développement, Accela
Mark Headd is the former Chief Data Officer for the City of Philadelphia, serving as one of the first municipal Chief Data Officers in the United States, and was also Director of Government Relations at Code for America.  He currently works with civic technologists and open data... Read More →
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David Read

Lead Python Developer, Cabinet Office
David is the lead developer for the United Kingdom Government's open data portal, data.gov.uk. David has extensive practical knowledge and technical expertise related to data publishing platforms and methods. He is a key member of the CKAN project's technical team and former lead... Read More →

Friday May 29, 2015 10:30 - 12:30
Room 204


Money in Politics: Political Finance Regimes Across the Globe from an Open Data Perspective / L'argent en politique : les régimes financiers en politique à l'échelle mondiale du point de vue des données ouvertes
A view from the Money, Politics, and Transparency Project (MPT) - a joint endeavor of Global Integrity, Sunlight Foundation, and the Electoral Integrity Project, three CSOs at the forefront of transparency and governance issues.
Un aperçu du projet Argent, politiques et transparence - une démarche commune de trois OSC, soit l'organisation Global Integrity, la fondation Sunlight et le projet Electoral Integrity Project, qui sont au premier plan sur les questions de transparence et de gouvernance.

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Michael Moses

Director of Learning and Programs, Global Integrity
Michael Moses leads on strategy and learning at Global Integrity in Washington, DC.

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Lindsay Ferris

International Policy Associate / Associé de politique internationale, Sunlight Foundation
Lindsay Ferris works at the Sunlight Foundation, a US-based NGO that uses civic tech, open data, journalism and policy advocacy to make government more transparent and accountable globally. Lindsay works on Sunlight’s international policy program. Although Lindsay has worked on... Read More →
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Daniel Freund

Policy Officer, EU Integrity / Responsable des politiques, Intégrité de l’Union européenne, Transparency International EU
Daniel joined TI in 2014 and is leading the work on the integrity of the EU institutions. He works on issues around lobbying, conflicts of interest and whistleblowing and has launched EU Integrity Watch - a unique online tool to monitor the members of the European Parliament and the... Read More →
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Delia Ferreira Rubio

Delia Ferreira Rubio graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Ph.D. degree in Law from Madrid’s Complutense University. She served as Chief Advisor for several Representatives and Senators at the National Congress from 1990 to 2005, advising the Constitutional Committee of both the House... Read More →

Friday May 29, 2015 10:30 - 12:30
Room 202


Open Aid Data / Données ouvertes sur l'aide
Bringing the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) to a wider audience through a workshop where participants will explore newly developed models of how transparency and traceability are working in practice. This will include citizen advocacy against corruption, climate change finance tracking, building public trust in public finance, open humanitarian response data, open corporate data and feedback loops.
Faire connaître l'initiative sur la transparence en matière d'aide internationale à un plus vaste public dans le cadre d'un atelier où les participants découvriront de nouveaux modèles sur la façon de mettre en pratique la transparence et la traçabilité. On présentera notamment les activités de citoyens qui militent contre la corruption, la surveillance du financement en matière de changement climatique, l'établissement de la confiance du public en matière de finances publiques, des données ouvertes sur l'intervention humanitaire, des données ouvertes des entreprises et une boucle de rétroaction.

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Sarah Johns

Transparency and IATI Adviser, Bond
Hello, my background is in access to information and communications in both the charity and development sectors here in the UK. At Bond (the UK network of development NGOs, with over 450 members) I work on UK NGO engagement and use of the IATI - International Aid Transparency Initiative... Read More →

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Bibhusan Bista

CEO, Young Innovations Pvt. Ltd (YIPL)
I am the CEO and co-founder of YoungInnovations, a leading software development firm based in Nepal providing solutions to different parts of the globe. I have my background in technology, research and international development. I have led successful projects around open data, transparency... Read More →
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Dustin Homer

Director of Engagement & Partnerships, Development Gateway
Dustin leads Development Gateway’s Results Data Initiative, exploring how development results data can be collected, shared and used more effectively. He has learned, thought and written a lot about how data actually matters for governments and development orgs – and how it doesn’t... Read More →
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Rolf Kleef

IATI Consultant, drostan.org
Internet trailblazer. Weaving the web to help humanity. Implementing #IATI, #opendata, open organisations and online collaboration in civil society. Interested in Linked Data, Semantic Web, XML, civil society, data literacy and empowerment.
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Claudia Schwegmann

Open Knowledge Foundation
Passionate about aid transparency and open data for development!

Friday May 29, 2015 10:30 - 12:30
Room 212


Open Data Advocacy Clinic / Clinique d'intervention sur les données ouvertes
A community-based workshop and brainstorming session to tackle open data advocacy challenges.
Un atelier communautaire et une séance de remue-méninges afin de faire face aux défis sur la promotion des données ouvertes.

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Katelyn Rogers

Director, School of Data

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Lindsay Ferris

International Policy Associate / Associé de politique internationale, Sunlight Foundation
Lindsay Ferris works at the Sunlight Foundation, a US-based NGO that uses civic tech, open data, journalism and policy advocacy to make government more transparent and accountable globally. Lindsay works on Sunlight’s international policy program. Although Lindsay has worked on... Read More →
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Maria Jaraquemada

Director of Research and Advocacy / directrice de la recherche et de la défense d’intérêts, Fundación Ciudadano Inteligente
María Jaraquemada is the Director of Research and Advocacy at Fundación Ciudadano Inteligente, which implies leading the studies of our projects (including strategies of advocacy and communication of these), advocacy in matters of our interest with the relevant actors in the field... Read More →
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Greg Kempe

Principal Technologist / technologue principal, Code for South Africa
Greg Kempe is Principal Technologist at Code for South Africa, a civic technology lab that promotes informed decision-making as a means for social change. Code for South Africa drives both the supply and demand for open data through partnerships such as PMG.org.za (releasing over... Read More →
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Mor Rubinstein

Open Knowledge
Mor Rubinstein is a community coordinator at Open Knowledge, where she works on projects like the Open Data Index, a global benchmark of of open data state around the world and the Open Data Handbook. Occasionally, she is also taking part in studies at the Oxford Internet Institute... Read More →

Friday May 29, 2015 10:30 - 12:30
Room 105


Open Dialogue on Open Government - Opening up the Data / Dialogue ouvert sur le gouvernement ouvert - Ouverture des données

Participate in Canada’s national dialogue on how to set priorities for releasing federal government open data.

This 60 minute interactive session will present a draft approach to prioritizing the release of the Government of Canada’s open data. The majority of the time will be spent in conversation on the following topics:

  • What are the most important criteria and what are the trade-offs? (i.e. Should easy to release datasets be prioritized ahead of high value datasets that will take a longer time to release?)
  • What constitutes high value data?
  • What practices are currently in use around the world? (i.e. How have other countries around the table prioritized dataset releases?)

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Thomas Kearney

Government of Canada
Thomas Kearney, Senior Project Officer, Open Government Secretariat, Chief Information Officer Branch, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat Thom Kearney is an award winning teacher, passionate learner and public servant helping to tell stories and navigate changing landscapes... Read More →

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Karin Fuller

Government of Canada
Karin Fuller recently joined the Outreach and Engagement Team on Open Government at the Treasury Board Secretariat.  Her experiences run the gamut of stakeholder engagement, outreach, governance and federal-provincial relations, from her work at the Canada Border Services Agency... Read More →
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Chantal Lareau

Treasury Board Secretariat
Chantal Lareau joined the Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) in 2008 and is currently a member of the Information Management (IM) Policy and Compliance team. She is the lead analyst responsible for the support, implementation, and monitoring of both the Directive on Recordkeeping and... Read More →

Friday May 29, 2015 11:30 - 12:30
Room 210


Mapping the Opportunities and Challenges of Civic Tech Communities / Recensement des possibilités et des défis pour le milieu des technologies civiques

This panel session will be a constructive take on current civic tech initiatives, such as Poplus and the Code for All programs to help government officials and civic technology infomediaries design meaningful initiatives to make a lasting difference in their communities. With the united vision that technology can open up and innovate policy implementation and public service delivery, variations of civic technology programs have been adapted to many different local contexts. A year later, much was learned about organizing open data communities and what it takes to build tools that solve real world problems. Examples on how civic technology communities collaborated with different stakeholders including government, civil society, and the media to gain access to relevant data will be showcased. Current and future challenges will be discussed with the hope that our learnings will make future projects not only easier to start and scale, but also more effective.


La réunion d’experts aura pour but de tenir un dialogue constructif au sujet des initiatives sur les technologies civiques actuelles, comme Poplus et les programmes du réseau « Code for All », afin d’aider les représentants du gouvernement et les infomédiaires en matière de technologies civiques à créer des initiatives importantes permettant d’apporter des améliorations durables au sein de leurs collectivités. En raison de la vision commune selon laquelle la technologie peut dégager et faire innover la mise en œuvre des politiques et la prestation des services publics, divers programmes de technologies civiques ont été adaptés à bon nombre de contextes locaux différents. Un an plus tard, l’on en a appris beaucoup sur l’organisation des collectivités de données ouvertes et les éléments requis pour concevoir des outils qui permettent de résoudre des problèmes réels. Lors de la réunion, on mettra en lumière des exemples de la façon dont les collectivités de technologies civiques ont collaboré avec différents intervenants, notamment le gouvernement, la société civile et les médias, pour avoir accès à des données pertinentes. On discutera également des défis actuels et futurs, en espérant que les leçons apprises contribueront à faire en sorte que les projets à venir soient à la fois plus faciles à amorcer et à évaluer, et que ces projets soient plus efficaces.

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Daniel Dietrich

Manager Open Contracting Program, Hivos
Daniel Dietrich is senior consultant, researcher, activist and curator at the intersection of media, technology and society. He is interested in empowering people through open knowledge and the use technology for social good. He is honoree member of the Advisory board of Open Knowledge... Read More →

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Lucia Abelenda

Program Manager, Technology for Social Change, Avina
Program Manager, Technology for Social Change.
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Justin Arenstein

ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow
Justin is an award-winning investigative journalist and digital strategist currently working with Code for Africa and the African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting to strengthen Africa’s watchdog media by working with newsrooms to implement better forensic research... Read More →
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Jen Bramley

International Project Manager, mySociety
Jen joined mySociety in 2013 and has since worked on a wide range of projects in countries from Zimbabwe to Malaysia, and topics from FOI to street fault reporting. Her main role is the support and implementation of projects using the FixMyStreet, Alaveteli, and Pombola code bases... Read More →
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Julia Kloiber

Project Lead Civic Tech and Open Data, Open Knowledge Foundation Germany
Julia Kloiber is a project lead for Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland (since 2012) and an active member of Digitale Gesellschaft e.V. She has a background in design and media studies and works on projects focused on topics including free knowledge, Open Data, civic tech, net politics... Read More →
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Sheba Najmi

Founder, Code for Pakistan
Sheba Najmi is the Founder & Executive Director of Code for Pakistan, a technology driven non-profit building a civic innovation ecosystem to improve quality of life across Pakistan. After nearly 7 years as a User Experience Lead at Yahoo!, Najmi joined the “peace corps of geeks... Read More →
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TH Schee

Advisor, Open Knowledge Taiwan
Solo moto ride across .au at 15 | Mayoral Advisor (Taipei) on Smart City & Economic Development | Views mine.

Friday May 29, 2015 13:30 - 15:00
Room 212


Open Contracting Data Standard: From Design to Action / Norme de données sur les marchés ouverts (NDMO): De la conception à l'action
Opening up public contracting data could promote better value for money, improved market analysis, reduced fraud & corruption, and better delivery of goods and services to citizens. The Open Contracting Data Standard was launched in November 2014 after a dynamic development process to this end and is the first effort to produce standardised and structured public information in an open format. This quickfire, interactive session, hosted by the Open Contracting Partnership, explores experiences and lessons from early adopters so far, asks the audience to share theirs, and explores how our efforts to open up public contracting can be further improved.


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Gavin Hayman

Executive Director, Open Contracting Partnership

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Sarah Bird

Developer / Développeuse Web, Aptivate
Sarah is a full-stack web developer at Aptivate, a non-profit organization building IT solutions for the international development sector. She has a background in open-source technologies in a variety of sectors as well as in public policy. In 2014, she was the lead developer on the... Read More →
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Julio Fajardo

Expert Advisor / Expert-conseil, Colombia Compra Eficiente
Julio Fajardo is an expert advisor on planning and strategy at the National Public Procurement Agency, Colombia Compra Eficiente, Colombia's central public procurement policy institution. He previously served as an advisor to the Presidency on the definition and execution of Government... Read More →
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Myroslav Opyr

IT Coordinator, ProZorro
After Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine community of activists appeared who wanted to change the country. One of the groups started reforming Public Procurement. In Private-Public partnership model we built the ProZorro (new Ukrainian Public eProcurement system) with OpenProcurement... Read More →
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Marcela Rozo

Open Contracting Program Lead / Directrice du programme sur les contrats ouverts, Governance Global Practice, World Bank / Pratiques en matière de gouvernance internationale, Banque mondiale
Marcela Rozo graduated in economics at Los Andes University in Bogota, and has a Master’s in agricultural economics and planning from Reading University in UK. She has led the Open Contracting Program at the Governance Global Practice of the World Bank since 2011. Prior to this... Read More →
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Laura Serghi

Senior Policy Advisor, Public Works and Government Services Canada
Laura Serghi is a Senior Policy Advisor with Public Works and Government Services Canada, where she has been leading the Open Contracting initiative for the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises. The initiative is in support of the international commitment to deliver on the first... Read More →
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Chris Taggart

Co-founder and CEO / Cofondateur et chef de la direction, OpenCorporates
Chris Taggart is the Co-founder and CEO of OpenCorporates, the largest open database of companies in the world. OpenCorporates is revolutionising access to and reuse of company data, making it not just freely available on the web, but giving access to the underlying data through... Read More →

Friday May 29, 2015 13:30 - 15:00
Room 204


Open Data for Public Participation - Canada’s Digital Diplomacy Experience / Données ouvertes propices à la participation du public - Expérience de diplomatie sur le plan numérique du Canada

The session will explore Canada’s digital diplomacy experience with open data for public participation. Since 2014, Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development has been using digital diplomacy in support of its efforts to strengthen democracy and build prosperity. This has generated massive amounts of open/social data, consisting of interactions between Canadian diplomatic feeds, citizens and civil society, both overseas and Canada. The multi-disciplinary panel will use data analysis and visualizations and feature a first-hand account from a Canadian Ambassador to kick start, what we hope will be, an engaging conversation about open data for public participation.

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Martha McLean

Deputy Director, Digital Communication and Engagement, Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
With over 18 years of experience in communications, 15 of them working in the digital communications field, Martha is driven by curiosity and possibilities. Martha has always held a deep interest in how communications and communities can be better used by the government to inform... Read More →


Sébastien Beaulieu

Ambassador of Canada to Tunisia

Aniket Bhushan

Assistant Professor, Norman Patterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University

Scott Burlington

Data Scientist, 76design

Pierre Killeen

Vice-President Public Engagement, Thornley Fallis Communications

Friday May 29, 2015 13:30 - 15:00
Room 210


Opening Data, Protecting Privacy / Données ouvertes et protection des renseignements personnels
Much of the data that companies and governments hold is about individuals. When should data remain closed to protect the private information of citizens? What happens when the line between personal data and public data becomes blurred? What practices should open data initiatives have in place to make sure citizens' rights are protected at the same time that we move towards data being 'open by default'? This session will explore these questions.
La plupart des données détenues par les sociétés et les gouvernements portent sur des renseignements sur des personnes. Quand les données devraient-elles demeurer fermées pour protéger l'information personnelle des citoyens ? Que se passe-t-il lorsque la ligne entre les données personnelles et les données publiques devient floue ? Quelles pratiques devrait-on adopter dans le cadre des initiatives sur les données ouvertes afin de s'assurer que les droits des citoyens sont protégés alors que du même souffle l'on s'apprête à rendre les données "ouvertes par défaut" ? Au cours de cette séance, on explorera ces questions.

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Javier Ruiz

Javier Ruiz leads on policy at the UK based Open Rights Group. His recent work has covered open data privacy, state surveillance and copyright reforms. Previously he worked as campaigner and organiser, and spent several years building citizen media platforms and supporting the digital... Read More →

Friday May 29, 2015 13:30 - 15:00
Room 105


Post-2015 Data Test / Essai des données après 2015
Unpacking the Data Revolution at the Country Level.
Réaliser la révolution des données au niveau national.

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Peter Taylor

Program Leader / Gestionnaire de programme, International Development Research Centre / Centre de recherches pour le développement international
Peter Taylor is Program Manager for the Think Tank Initiative. Before joining IDRC, Peter was the Leader of the Participation, Power and Social Change Team, at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK, where he spent 6 years. Prior to that, he worked as a... Read More →

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Kate Higgins

Manager / Directrice, DataShift, CIVICUS
Kate Higgins leads the DataShift at CIVICUS, the World Alliance for Citizen Participation.  She joined the DataShift in 2015.  Previously, she led the Governance for Equitable Growth program at The North-South Institute in Ottawa, was a Research Fellow at the Overseas Developm... Read More →
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Shannon Kindornay

Adjunct Research Professor, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University
Shannon Kindornay is an Adjunct Research Professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University. Her research focuses on development cooperation, global governance, and aid and the private sector. Prior to joining Carleton University, Ms. Kindornay... Read More →
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Mustafizur Rahman

Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD)
Professor Mustafizur Rahman is an economist by training. He is currently serving as Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Dhaka, Bangladesh, prior to which he served as CPD’s Executive Director. Earlier Dr Rahman had taught in the University of Dhaka where he was... Read More →
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Maam Suwadu Sakho-Jimbira

Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rural (IPAR)
Maam Suwadu Sakho-Jimbira hold a Ph.D. in Economic Sciences, University of Montpellier I and a Master's in Economic Sciences, University Gaston Berger of Saint-Louis, with a specialization in agricultural and development economics. She formerly worked for national and international... Read More →

Friday May 29, 2015 13:30 - 15:00
Room 202


School of Data / École des données
A selection of School of Data related activities, all intended to provide attendees with the skills they need to actually use open data in their work, as well as introducing them to a set of freely available online resources and a global network of people passionate about sharing their data skills.
Certaines activités de l'école des données qui visent toutes à permettre aux participants d'acquérir les compétences nécessaires pour utiliser les données ouvertes dans leur travail et à leur présenter un ensemble de ressources gratuites en ligne et un réseau mondial de gens qui ont comme passion la transmission de leurs compétences en données.

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Zara Rahman

Open Knowledge
Zara is based in Berlin, Germany, and leads work on School of Data's Fellowship scheme, working to build up data literacy among civil society and journalists around the world. Prior to her role with School of Data, she led work on the Open Development Toolkit, focusing on making... Read More →

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Cedric Lombion

Cédric Lombion has been studying and working on open Data and digital public services in France for several years. He now dedicates his time to the School of Data international network, as a trainer and community manager. --- M. Cédric Lombion a étudié les données ouvertes... Read More →
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Milena Marin

Milena is based in London and joined Open Knowledge as Programme Manager for School of Data in August 2013. Among others, she is working with and supporting local partners, building the School of Data network around the world and building programmes like the Fellowship... Read More →

Friday May 29, 2015 13:30 - 15:00
Room 102


Using Open Data Readiness Assessments: Lessons and Experience from around the World / Détermination de la préparation aux données ouvertes: leçons et expérience dans le monde

This session feature developing countries sharing their experiences in launching Open Data initiatives. Through an ongoing co-creation effort, The World Bank has developed a methodology for Open Data Readiness Assessments (ODRA) which allows countries to develop a roadmap for their open data programs.  The session, facilitated by leading Open Data practitioners, features Open Data leaders from developing countries sharing their successes and challenges around planning, launching and early implementation of Open Data initiatives. The session will feature lightning talks on open data from countries including: Uganda, Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Serbia

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Amparo Ballivian

Lead Economist, The World Bank / la Banque mondiale
Amparo Ballivián leads the Open Government Data working group at the World Bank. Amparo has managed several development projects in various economic areas, in the Latin America and Caribbean and the Africa regions of the World Bank. Between 2002 and 2006 she was the Bank’s Country... Read More →
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Andrew Stott

Senior Open Data Consultant with Transport and ICT Global Practice, The World Bank / la Banque mondiale
Andrew was theDirector for Transparency and Digital Engagement for the United Kingdom Government. He led the work to open up government data and create "data.gov.uk”. Following his retirement he continues to advise UK Ministers as well as other governments in Open Data issues. As... Read More →

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Pierre Chrzanowski

Open Knowledge France board member and consultant / Membre du conseil d’administration d’Open Knowledge France et consultant, Open Knowledge France and World Bank / Open Knowledge France et la Banque mondiale
Pierre CHRZANOWSKI co-founded France’s local Open Knowledge Foundation group and now serves on the group’s board. His main responsibility is the Public Domaine Calculator project, but he is also involved in the development of the School of Data. Pierre is interested in social... Read More →
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Marija Kujačić

Head of Department for Implementation and Support in Serbian Directorate for e-Government, Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self Government
Marija Kujačić is Head of Department for Implementation and Support in Serbian Directorate for e-Government, body inside the Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self Government. She manages activities on development of e-Government on strategic, organisational and project... Read More →
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Oleg Petrov

Open Data Program Coordinator, Transport and ICT Global Practice, The World Bank / la Banque mondiale
Oleg Petrov has been championing open data, e-government and ICT for development at the World Bank since 1996 in a variety of leadership roles. Currently, Oleg coordinates several programs at the Bank's ICT Unit including Open Data Program, Smart Nations program and knowledge... Read More →
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The Honourable Julian J. Robinson

Minister of State, Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining
The Honourable Julian J. Robinson, MP has been Minister of State in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining and Member of Parliament for the constituency of St. Andrew South Eastern since 2012.  He currently serves as Deputy General Secretary of the People’s Minister... Read More →
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James Saaka

Executive Director, National Information Technology Authority
In August 2010, James Saaka joined the National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U) as Executive Director. Under his responsibility is ensuring that NITA-U achieves its mandate: to coordinate, promote and monitor IT development within the context of national, social and... Read More →
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Abiyot B. Tehone

Director, Ethiopian Ministry of Communication and Information Technology
Abiyot B. Tehone is Director of e-government at Ethiopian Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (www.mcit.gov.et). Previously he was a Project manager for Ethiopian Government Information System Expansion Project. He received his Ph.D. in Information and Telecommunication Technology Management from the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). His research interests includ... Read More →

Friday May 29, 2015 13:30 - 15:00
Room 108