The 4th annual GO Open Data conference will be held on May 6 & 7 in York Region, hosted by ventureLAB, the area’s Regional Innovation Centre providing support for innovative entrepreneurs, many of whom use open data to build businesses based on open data or create disruptive solutions to an existing problem.
Open data means transparency and efficiency in government. It means developers can use open data to create innovative solutions and new businesses that help address community problems such as transportation or affordable housing. It means more engaged citizens, bringing together public and private organizations and bridging gaps.
Open data can range from maps and transit feeds to energy consumption, food inspections and beach water testing and more.
Open data is disruptive. It has the potential to create a better future for everyone. It’s about creating dialogue, creating innovative technologies and highlighting the real business needs for open data.
This year’s program will include:
GO Open Data is a must for students, academics, data professionals, and librarians looking for inspiration in information.
Perfect for policy makers, CIOs, data creators/custodians, planners, mappers, health care professionals, and evidence based decisions makers.
GO Open Data can help individuals & non-profit organizations learn how open data can be used to gain insight into their communities, and contribute to better outcomes.
Engaged citizens will learn how insights developed from open data can be used to create new opportunities and employment in the community.
Data is a precious resource for journalists and technologists. Whether it be a feature story or a new mobile application, open data helps create exciting stories and products.
“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It’s what sunflowers do.”
~ Helen Keller
“Open data can help unlock $3 trillion to $5 trillion in economic value annually across seven sectors.”
McKinsey Global Institute