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Friday, September 28 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Open Data in North America, Australia & New Zealand

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Despite signs of progress in the open data movement in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, there are ongoing challenges in this region including vulnerability of open data initiatives to political tides, disconnect between national and subnational programs and low uptake of open data. This session will provide a forum for open data leaders to share best practices, report on notable progress, discuss cross cutting challenges, identify opportunities for collaboration and deliberate on the future of open data in the region. The session will feature lightning presentations and a workshop.

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Jaimie Boyd

Director, Open Government, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Government of Canada

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Mel Flanagan

Designer/Creative Director, Nook Studios, Australia
Mel Flanagan is a social justice, environmental, open government advocate, data storyteller, experience and information designer. Mel has been involved in making theatre, film, documentaries and useful software tools and digital products for over 30 years. She is a pioneer in producing... Read More →
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Joel Gurin

President and Founder, Center for Open Data Enterprise
Joel Gurin is President and Founder of the Center for Open Data Enterprise, a Washington-based nonprofit that promotes the use of open data for social and economic impact. His book Open Data Now (McGraw-Hill), written for a general audience, helped define this emerging field... Read More →
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Christopher Jaja

Head, Open Government Portal, Government of Canada
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Jean-Noe Landry

Executive Director, Open North
Jean-Noé Landry is a social entrepreneur and Executive Director of OpenNorth. As an civic open government activists, he convenes data stakeholders, promotes data standardization, and connects governments to their data constituents. As a co-founder of Montreal Ouvert (whose mission... Read More →
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Jocelyn Morrison

Senior Advisor – NZ Open Data Programme, Stats NZ
I'm part of the team implementing New Zealand's open data programme. With my background in user experience I'm keen to ensure we meet the needs of our users - those who work with the data our government releases (or would like government to release), and those in government agencies... Read More →
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Julian Singh

Director, GovHack Australia
Julian is an author, speaker, and consultant on Government Open Data and has 15 years' experience with systems development, consulting and executive relationship management across the globe. His experience includes nine years with a 'big 4' firm and six years with govtech startups... Read More →
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Paul Stone

Open Data Programme, New Zealand

Friday September 28, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am GMT-03
Room 3