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Open Government Canada - Webinar

The Open Government Network

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

Open Government Canada - Webinar

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Leading innovations in Canadian Open Government practices and Cloud Computing technologies

On September 21st, 2010, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada announced the Open Government Resolution, profoundly changing how agencies are expected to provide information to the public, and how they should interact with them in a more collaborative manner, using Open Data and Web 2.0 technologies to implement new models of E-Democracy.

A framework for these best practices was discussed by the USA's Open Government leader, Beth Noveck, in this address to the Canadian parliament in March 2011.

Beth describes a fundamental transformation: “Beginning the process of creating an open and collaborative culture in the public sector requires a combination of 1) policy; 2) platforms; and 3) projects.“

Open Government Cloud Computing - Agenda

Furthermore the explosion of Cloud Computing is presenting Government IT teams with new modes of service delivery for how they source and employ these new applications.

Our webinar will explore how this transformation can be achieved, through the following keynote presentations:


Neil McEvoy, Founder, Cloud Best Practices Network

To begin the session Neil will highlight the role that Cloud Computing can play in stimulating the economy, through what Cisco call a 'Next Generation Cluster'. Read more here.


Nik Garkusha, Open Platforms Lead at Microsoft Canada

The Canadian Open Government Resolution requires that agencies publish more Open Data and offer more Open and collaborative ways of working with the public. Nik Garkusha is Microsoft's lead expert in this area, and will describe how these needs can be met through an 'Open Government Platform of the Future'. Read more here.


Andy MacLeod, Head of Public Sector, Cisco UK

Andy will describe an overview of how the UK Cabinet Office is approaching the adoption of Cloud Computing through their 'G-Cloud initiative'.

Read more here.


Sean McGrath, Build Director for KLISS

Re-inventing participative Democracy, one Cloud at a time - KLISS is a hybrid cloud based e-Democracy system implemented in the Kansas State Legislature. Read more here.


Phil Dana, VP of DAMA-Ottawa and Partner BMB Data Consulting Inc.

As the Canadian Federal Government embraces Open Government and Open Data, this has created new opportunities and challenges in data management. Read more here.


Mike Binko, CEO, kloudtrack

Michael P. Binko is president/CEO and a member of the Board of Directors for Kaulkin Information Systems LLC (KIS). He will provide an overview of Cloud adoption by US Government CIO's, through case studies of real-world adoption.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

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