Open Knowledge Canada Ambassador and Open Smart Cities Associate, OpenNorth
Jury Konga is an Associate with OpenNorth, Canada’s leading non-profit in Open Government, Open Data and Smart Cities. His recent work with OpenNorth includes been a principal author of the Do-It-Yourself Open Data Toolkit and Project Lead for an Open Data Standards pilot project for the Municipal Information Systems Association of Ontario. He is an innovator and long-time advocate and international speaker on Open Government, Open Data, e-Government, m-Government, transformative/disruptive innovation and Smart Cities/Intelligent Communities. He has over 30 years’ experience in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors in diverse areas including GIS services, land information management, public policy development, IT consulting, intelligent community assessment and Open Government and Open Data strategic and tactical plan development and implementation.
Jury supports open data internationally primarily as an active member of the International Open Data Charter’s Measurement and Accountability Working Group and also as the Canada Ambassador for Open Knowledge International. Jury was appointed as an IPC “Access by Design” Ambassador by Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Ontario’s former Information and Privacy Commissioner and he is a Co-founder of the former Canadian Open Data Institute. He was the inaugural Chair of MISA’s Gov 2.0 Committee (2010), Chair for the GO Open Data Conference 2014 and acts in an advisory capacity for a variety of community focused innovation and service projects. Jury is also the Executive Director of the GO Open Data Association, a grass roots organization that holds a successful open data conference annually in Ontario, Canada.