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Open Data Strategies and Evaluation Frameworks for Public Sector Organizations


Launching the Open North-Public Sector Digest (PSD) Open Data Partnership, this open data webinar provided attendees with best practices and resources in launching and sustaining an open data initiative. Drawing from local and international experiences at all levels of government, this educational session was broad enough to apply to open data leads from both small and large communities, including open data beginners and advanced practitioners. This initial 1 hour webinar presented specific examples of strategic planning and evaluation frameworks and stakeholder engagement mechanisms applied by leading cities to reap the range of benefits of open data initiatives.

Recognizing that the Open Cities Index generated a demand for open data expertise, this webinar also served to introduce attendees to the Open North-PSD Open Data Partnership, providing an opportunity to present a new series of tailored technical and strategic support offerings for municipalities.

As Canada's leading not-for-profit specializing in open government, open data and civic technology, Open North has worked with governments at all levels of jurisdiction in planning, implementing, and evaluating the impact of open data strategies. Since it's establishment in 2011, Open North has distinguished itself for its research on open data, stakeholder engagement strategies, as well as its policy, planning, and evaluation expertise.

Open North is currently partnering with GovLab and the Open Data Exchange (ODX) to map the open data needs of the private sector in Canada, training senior public servants on open data and leadership with the Ottawa-based Institute on Governance, and advised on the City of Montreal's Smart City Office on engagement mechanisms. Open North is also actively involved in the Open Government Partnership (OGP), the global network of governments committed to transparency, accountability, and civic engagement.

ORIGINAL AIR DATE: May 17th, 2016 1pm-2pm ET



  • Tyler Sutton, Editor and Research Lead, Public Sector Digest



  • Jean-NoĆ© Landry, Executive Director, Open North
  • Jury Konga, Canadian Ambassador - Open Knowledge



  • City Managers/CAOs
  • City Councillors/Mayors
  • Provincial/Federal Open Data Offices
  • Chief Information Officers
  • IT Directors and Managers
  • Economic Development Officers
  • Open Data Third-Parties
  • Municipal Clerks
  • Corporate Services



Registrants will receive a copy of the presentation slides, a full video recording of the webinar, and follow-up materials.