Open Data Atlantic
 

"Without data you're just another person with an opinion"-W.Edwards Deming

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Stay tuned for announcements on our May meeting!

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NEXT OPEN DATA MEETING: SAINT JOHN, NB

APRIL 25, 2017
6:30pm-9:30pm
Register today! https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-social-side-of-open-data-tickets-33413513719?aff=efbneb

 

This is Open Data Atlantic fourth event and we will be focusing on the role open data plays in making social impact, with special focus on poverty reduction & alleviation. 
Register today! https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-social-side-of-open-data-tickets-33413513719?aff=efbneb

Open Data Meeting #3: Moncton, NB


cancellation: FEBRUARY 15TH MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER AND WILL TAKE PLACE MARCH 1ST, 2017.
Date: pOSTPONED TO MARCH 1ST, 2017
Topic of analysis: Environment
DATA SHEPHERD OF THE MONTH, SPECIAL GUEST: gERRY fAIRWEATHER
gERRY FAIRWEATHER,Chief Digital Officer of the Government of New Brunswick:


Gerry is an Enterprise Architect with 17+ years’ experience in Information Technology and a background in surveying and electrical engineering. Gerry has an enviable blend of strengths in team building, leadership, strategic thinking, talent acquisition, and technological expertise, and a passion for collaborating across government to achieve common goals. Gerry provided thought leadership to GNB’s Smart Province Initiative by leading and collaborating with multiple GNB and private-sector partners, to work towards making New Brunswick the first truly Digital Society in North America. As Chief Digital Officer he carries on that work by being accountable for GNB’s Digital Innovation Strategy, IT Governance, and Enterprise Architecture, among other major files. Gerry’s roots in digital government go deep; during his time at CGI, he was a key part of the team building the original Single Window Government for Service New Brunswick.Currently Gerry is pursuing a PhD in computer science.

Register now! 

 

Open Data Meeting #2: Fredericton, NB

Transportation


Our first open data meeting was a grand success, with a mission to determine Atlantic Canadians top priorities and begin solving issues in the Atlantic Canada ecosystem using available open data. The most popular topic of interest was Transportation, and this was decided on as the group viewed transportation as the connector across all communities (e.g. Healthcare, education, environment etc). This was a great place to start. We challenged the group to get creative with an available open data set: Traffic accident data from Fredericton, and most importantly to think outside of the box while doing so.  Some findings stemmed from analysis of the Traffic Accident Data in Fredericton, NB: http://bit.ly/2itsuUZ

Guest Speaker: Maurice Gallant


Maurice Gallant is Chief Information Officer and Director – Information, Improvement and Innovation with the City of Fredericton. In 2001, he was appointed President of E-Novations ComNet Inc., a city owned company dedicated to economic development through technology innovation. Prior to joining the City, Maurice was Director Information and Systems Technology with the Conference Board of Canada in Ottawa. He has over 30 years of relevant experience with Information Technology and Project Management.


Open Data Meeting #1: Saint John, NB

MAPPING THE LANDSCAPE

Kicked off our first ODA meeting along with 15 other NB'ers. Not all were involved in the data world, but safe to say that all left inspired and ready to create positive impact in our communities through data-driven initiatives. We collectively deemed the areas of exploration to include: #transportation#healthcare#education#environment and #government#transparency/accountability and citizen ownership.

 

 

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