GOOD18 Conference Program
This year’s theme is “Open Data and Smart Communities” – both exciting and topical. Open data has been acknowledged as a foundational component of Smart Communities/Cities. But what is a “smart community”? It has many definitions and many opposing opinions as to what the value is to the community – is it just the tech companies with a profit focus or is the focus on community well-being? Even the term community provides some diverse perspectives – is community a small village? Is it a province? Is it the country? Is it a sector like the environmental sector?
This year’s conference will start with a plenary morning of panels – Leaders Keynote Panel, the “Smart Communities” panel and Open Nxt. The afternoon will feature concurrent streams including: Smart Communities, Open Contracting, Open Health and Safety and Open-Closed-Shared Data Realities.
Day two continues the tradition of holding a Hackathon that speaks to some community challenges and seeks to move the yardsticks forward and establish action plans to continue the work post- conference.
Event registration & Breakfast
Conference Opening & Welcome
Leaders Keynote Panel
Panelist will provide diverse perspectives on our theme of “Open Data and Smart Communities”.
Moderator: Jury Konga, Conference Co-Chair
Dr Pamela Robinson, Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Strategic Initiatives, Faculty of Community Services and Associate Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning
Bonnie Healy, Chair of Board of Directors of First Nations Information Governance Centre and Operations Manager, Alberta First Nations Information Governance Centre
Jean-Noe Landry, Executive Director, OpenNorth
Smart Communities Panel
Open Mic + Sponsors
EVERYONE welcome to make a BRIEF announcement … new events, new initiatives … Please register for this at the registration desk and we’ll call you up in order.
Welcome message from our sponsors who support our conference.
Community Continuum - Rural/Urban and the Missing Middle in Open Government
The Business Imperative of Smart Communities
Devin Tu, Founder of Open Data startup, MapYourProperty
Rob Davidson, Veracify (respresenting Open Contracting Partnership)
Chad Ballantyne, Blockchain enthusiast, Creative Director of Rhubarb Media, “Tummler” of The Creative Space
Open or Not - Artifical Intelligence, Machine Learning, Social Media
AI at work, AI in your home – is AI the new space race? Does Machine Learning use open data? personal data? Facebook and Social Media? Join us in discussion of these issues moving from a global perspective all the way down to local communities.
Keith McDonald, the Open News Network & formerly Open Data Lead, City of Toronto
Connie McCutcheon, Niagara Region IT & President of Municipal Information Systems Association Ontario
Jury Konga, Open Knowledge Canada Ambassador & Open Smart Cities Associate, OpenNorth
Evolution of Open Health Ecosystem
Francis Jeanson, PhD, IAMOPEN Inc.
Luca Pisterzi, PhD, Toronto Dementia Research Alliance
AkshayKalle, CTO – The Pathway Group
Open Smart Cities and Digital Justice
Paemela Robinson, Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Strategic Initiatives, Faculty of Community Services and Associate Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning
Bianca Wylie, Co-Founder, Tech Reset Canada
Knowledge Sharing, Education and Libraries Contribution to Open
Open Government - Leveraging the Past, Planning for the Future
Alannah Hilt, Open Government Office, Treasury Board Secretariat Canada
Ryan Garnett, Manager Geospatial Data Integration and Access; Manager Open Data, Geospatial Competency Centre, City of Toronto
Karen Stewart, Industry Manager Municipal Solution, ESRI Canada
Community Hubs - Seizing an Opportunity to Share and Open Data for Community Health and Services
Brian Mosley, KFL&A Public Health
City of Barrie Health Services
Conference Summary & Closing Remarks
Networking + Pub Social
Breakfast & Day Overview
Here’s your opportunity to pitch your project to the audience and excite them about joining your team! The project doesn’t need to be creating an app, you can pitch a project to design new principles or policy, or a project that looks to define the framework for a new social service or improve an existing one, or something radical for a “smart community” – there are no limitations on the project you pitch other than being of community and/or societal value.
Project Teams form - Get Started!
Find the leaders of the pitches that interested you and talk about what your role might be. If the first one isn’t a good fit, try another. Most project teams have people with diverse experiences and knowledge – and they’re all valuable!
Now – Get Going and ENJOY!
A quick 5′ report to the rest of us so we know what the team accomplished over the day … AND your future plans for the project.