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CODE2015 to boost open data’s profile in Canada

The federal government kicked off its promotion of an open data hackathon in Toronto on Wednesday night, encouraging people to...

January 16th, 2015 Candice So

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The slow move to integrate technology, government and citizens

A few weeks ago there were municipal elections in Ontario. Like many others in my city, I went to my...

November 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon


Ottawa finalizes action plan 2.0 on open government

The second chapter of the federal government's open government strategy now has a confirmed action plan. Treasury Board said Thursday that...

November 6th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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Three C’s help Ontario town’s open data project gain steam

The open data initiative of the south western Ontario town of Oakville is gaining momentum. The town’s online data catalogue...

October 16th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano


Ottawa announces second action plan on open data

The Harper government will issue a new order exhorting federal bureaucrats to maximize their efforts to release eligible government data...

October 9th, 2014 Howard Solomon


UK chooses ODF format for saving electronic documents

Governments have a certain amount of power when it comes to setting IT standards. The bigger the government the more likely it...

July 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Pleio is used by 75,000 in the Netherlands from all levels of government

How Dutch bureaucrats created a national intranet

A number of governments around the world -- including various levels in Canada -- are embracing open data, filling up...

July 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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This is the kind of data scientist CIOs should get to know

It’s one of Hilary Mason’s favourite photographs from a slide presentation she uses to explain the idea of “data superpowers.”...

April 22nd, 2014 Shane Schick

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Ontario puts open data sets to an online vote: Here are three that CIOs should support

The federal government held a hackathon to drive interest in its open data program, but the province of Ontario will...

April 15th, 2014 Shane Schick