Jury likes to innovate and is a 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 is an Associate of Open North (opennorth.ca), Canada’s leading non-profit in Open Government and Open Data. He is also the Canada Ambassador for Open Knowledge International, a global non-profit that is recognized internationally for their leadership in Open Government and Open Knowledge. He 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. Jury has also taken on roles including the inaugural Chair of MISA’s (Municipal Information Systems Association) Gov 2.0 Committee (2010), Chair of the Municipal Geospatial Coordinating Committee, President of URISA (Urban and Regional Information Systems Association) Ontario, a Chair for the GO Open Data Conference 2014 and acts in an advisory capacity for a variety of community focused innovation and service projects.