Welcome!

News Feed Item

Canada Publishes its G8 Open Data Action Plan for International Open Data Day

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/21/14 -- Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

International Open Data Day, on February 22, 2014, is a worldwide initiative to encourage the release and use of Open Data, as well as support the establishment of Open Data policies and standards. Open Data events are organized across the globe encouraging the Open Data community to gather and create new products, such as apps, visualizations, and analysis. Today, in recognition of this, Canada is publishing a national action plan under the G8 Open Data Charter.

In support of its Open Data objectives, Canada joined other G8 countries in formally adopting a common G8 Open Data Charter in June 2013 at the Lough Erne Summit in Northern Ireland. The Open Data Charter commits G8 member countries to making data more open and accessible.

In Economic Action Plan 2014, the Government reiterated its focus on stimulating the digital economy with the free flow of useful and usable data. Supporting commitments include:


--  Ensuring the continued release of high-value datasets;
--  Stimulating the "app" economy by supporting Open Data appathons, such as
    the upcoming Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE); and
--  Encouraging the use of Open Data to raise productivity and create new
    products and services to benefit Canadians.

Quick Facts


--  To help ensure that Canada captures the commercial opportunities
    presented by Open Data, Economic Action Plan 2014 is proposing $3
    million over three years, for the creation of the Open Data Institute to
    be based in Waterloo, Ontario.
--  The Open Data Charter commits G8 member countries to the following
    principles:
    --  Open Data by Default - foster expectations that government data be
        published openly;
    --  Quantity and Quality - release quality, timely and well described
        Open Data;
    --  Usable by All - release as much data in as many open formats as
        possible;
    --  Releasing Data for Improved Governance - share expertise and be
        transparent about data collection, standards and publishing
        processes; and
    --  Releasing Data for Innovation - consult with users and empower
        future generations of innovators.
--  The Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE) is a 48-hour appathon supported
    by the Government of Canada, taking place from Friday, February 28 to
    Sunday, March 2, 2014. The top 15 teams will pitch their apps during a
    live judging event on March 28, 2014.

Quotes

"Today on International Open Data Day, I'd like to congratulate Canadians on their enthusiasm for this new wave of Open Data dedication that will result in great strides for innovation, economic stimulation, and creative solutions. Knowing that Canadian Open Data supporters are participating in events across the country is extremely gratifying. I am also proud of our commitments in the G8 Open Data Charter Action Plan that will drive future activities with world partners to achieve Open Data common goals."

- Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board

"...we estimate that open data have the potential to enable more than $3 trillion in additional value annually across these domains of the global economy: education, transportation, consumer products, electricity, oil and gas, health care, and consumer finance. Consumers stand to gain by saving money through greater price transparency and using more information to make decisions."

-McKinsey Global Institute, October 2013

Related Products

- G8 Open Data Charter - Canada's Action Plan

- G8 Open Data Charter

- Economic Action Plan 2014

- Open Data Portal

- Video: How you can participate in the Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE)

Associated Links

- Open data: Unlocking innovation and performance with liquid information (McKinsey Global Institute)

- Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE) - XMG Studio

Follow us on Twitter: @TBS_Canada.

Contacts:
Heather Domereckyj
Press Secretary
Office of the President of the Treasury Board
613-957-2666

Media Relations
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
613-957-2640
TTY (telecommunications device for the hearing impaired)
613-957-9090

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that CA Technologies has been named "Platinum Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CA Technologies helps customers succeed in a future where every business - from apparel to energy - is being rewritten by software. From planning to development to management to security, CA creates software that fuels transformation for companies in the applic...
SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM has been named “Diamond Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st Cloud Expo, which will take place on October 31 through November 2nd 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
What's the role of an IT self-service portal when you get to continuous delivery and Infrastructure as Code? This general session showed how to create the continuous delivery culture and eight accelerators for leading the change. Don Demcsak is a DevOps and Cloud Native Modernization Principal for Dell EMC based out of New Jersey. He is a former, long time, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, specializing in building and architecting Application Delivery Pipelines for hybrid legacy, and cloud ...
In his session at Cloud Expo, Alan Winters, an entertainment executive/TV producer turned serial entrepreneur, presented a success story of an entrepreneur who has both suffered through and benefited from offshore development across multiple businesses: The smart choice, or how to select the right offshore development partner Warning signs, or how to minimize chances of making the wrong choice Collaboration, or how to establish the most effective work processes Budget control, or how to ma...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloud Academy named "Bronze Sponsor" of 21st International Cloud Expo which will take place October 31 - November 2, 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloud Academy is the industry’s most innovative, vendor-neutral cloud technology training platform. Cloud Academy provides continuous learning solutions for individuals and enterprise teams for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and the most popular cloud com...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
We build IoT infrastructure products - when you have to integrate different devices, different systems and cloud you have to build an application to do that but we eliminate the need to build an application. Our products can integrate any device, any system, any cloud regardless of protocol," explained Peter Jung, Chief Product Officer at Pulzze Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
21st International Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Me...
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to w...
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo taking place Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 21st International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is ...
In 2014, Amazon announced a new form of compute called Lambda. We didn't know it at the time, but this represented a fundamental shift in what we expect from cloud computing. Now, all of the major cloud computing vendors want to take part in this disruptive technology. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Doug Vanderweide, an instructor at Linux Academy, discussed why major players like AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Bluemix, and Google Cloud Platform are all trying to sidestep VMs and containers wit...
"When we talk about cloud without compromise what we're talking about is that when people think about 'I need the flexibility of the cloud' - it's the ability to create applications and run them in a cloud environment that's far more flexible,” explained Matthew Finnie, CTO of Interoute, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Lachapelle, CEO of the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), provided an overview of various initiatives to certify the security of connected devices and future trends in ensuring public trust of IoT. Eric Lachapelle is the Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), an international certification body. His role is to help companies and individuals to achieve professional, accredited and worldwide re...
Amazon started as an online bookseller 20 years ago. Since then, it has evolved into a technology juggernaut that has disrupted multiple markets and industries and touches many aspects of our lives. It is a relentless technology and business model innovator driving disruption throughout numerous ecosystems. Amazon’s AWS revenues alone are approaching $16B a year making it one of the largest IT companies in the world. With dominant offerings in Cloud, IoT, eCommerce, Big Data, AI, Digital Assista...