Open Data Day
Open Data Day is dedicated annually to recognize the benefits of this resource in communities around the world. On March 7, learn more about how open data policies are being adopted in government, business and civil society.
10:00-10:10 - Welcome Cyrus Tehrani, Chief Digital Officer, City of Hamilton
10:10-10:40 - Overview and Live Demo of the City of Hamilton’s Open Data Portal
Lisa Moyer (Digital Communications Officer) - City of Hamilton
10:40-11:10 - Open Data in Ontario – Making It Easier for People to Get Data That Matters
Amy Bihari (Senior Data Advisor) & Cara Scarfone (Partnerships Coordinator, Data & Open Government) - Ontario Digital Service
- Hear why open data programs are pivoting from open by default to publish with purpose
- Learn how Ontario is refocusing on people to create better open data
- Explore Ontario’s updated Data Catalogue and how you can help make it the best catalogue ever
11:10-11:40 - Using Open Data in a Post-Secondary Environment
Kevin Browne (Professor) – Mohawk College and McMaster B.Tech Program
- How to use Open Data sources in the delivery of curriculum and student engagement
11:40-12:15 - Lunch and Networking
12:15-12:45 - A Decade of Open Data at the City of Mississauga
Steve Czajka (Manager, Smart City Program) – City of Mississauga
- Learn how the City of Mississauga has transformed their business by adopting and implementing open data across the organization over the last decade.
12:45-1:15 - How Geotab's 2 Million Telematics Devices Can Help Communities Drive Their Smart Cities Initiatives
Muhammad Gill (Data Scientist) – Geotab
- What is Geotab doing to empower the data-driven communities
- How can different anonymized public datasets and how you can leverage it
- Use case: Identify Hazardous driving areas in Hamilton using Geotab Anonymized Datasets
1:15-1:30 - Closing Comments
Presented in partnership with The City of Hamilton.
Registration is free; light lunch provided.