Open Data – Our Journey and Lessons Learned

A session at OASBO ICT & IMPAC Winter Workshop 2013

Tuesday 26th February, 2013

3:30pm to 4:30pm (EST)

Rob Candy – Manager,
Information Program,
Corporate Information
Management Services, City
Clerk's Office

Rosemary McGillivray – Sr.
Information Analyst,
Information Programs,
Corporate Information
Management Services, City
Clerk's Office

Open Data is an international movement that is affecting the way governments do business. The City of Toronto is one of the municipal leaders in Canada on Open Data and launched its first site on November 2, 2009. Technical developers, students, researchers and the media use open data (machine readable raw data known as datasets) for a variety of purposes including developing apps for Iphones and Smartphones, developing Web sites, discussing political issues using social media, medical research, writing investigative stories, etc. This workshop will focus on lessons learned, the culture shift that is happening at the City of Toronto and how open data is helping to open up government. Rob Candy is Manager of Information Programs (Open Data, Privacy Protection, Forms Management, and Information Management Training) with the City of Toronto's Corporate Information Management Services. Rob has 24 years of experience in information management, access and privacy. He has served as a member of the Steering Committee for the Information Access and Privacy Symposium (IMAPS) for the past two years, as well as the Municipal Information, Access and Privacy Protection Team for the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO). He has presented many seminar sessions on information management, access and privacy issues, in Ontario and other provinces. Rosemary McGillivray is a Sr. Information Analyst with the City of Toronto's City Clerk's Office in Corporate Information Management Services. Rosemary has 17 years experience in access and privacy which includes writing policy, conducting privacy impact assessments, processing access requests and providing privacy advice. She has delivered in-house workshops on privacy impact assessments and has presented at several events on open data. She is currently the privacy advisory for the City's Open Data team.

Next session in Graydon Ballroom D

6pm Dinner sponsored by ORION

2 attendees

  • Darlene Clapham
  • Sean Heuchert

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Time 3:30pm4:30pm EST

Date Tue 26th February 2013

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