Published On: Wednesday, 07 June 2017

'Open Data 150' Seeking Input from Canadians on Data Security

'Open Data 150' Seeking Input from Canadians on Data Security
The initiative is the first comprehensive, internationally comparable mapping of Canadian companies that use open data.

KELOWNA - The Open Data 150 is a joint project between The Govlab and Canada’s Open Data Exchange (ODX), supported by Open North, the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario and ThomsonReuters.

It is the first comprehensive, internationally comparable mapping of Canadian companies that use open data to: launch new products and services; create commercial and nonprofit ventures, optimize their business processes, do research, make data-driven decisions, and solve complex problems.

It is the only survey of its kind to identify open data use and needs of companies. The survey results will be reviewed by Governments at all levels (Municipal, Provincial, Federal) to understand the value of Open Data sets so that resources can be applied to priority data sets.

The primary objective of this project is to understand how companies are using open data, and raise awareness of the possibilities that exist for Canadian entrepreneurs to take advantage of the value of open data. Additional objectives include:

  • Increasing the number of open data companies in Canada;
  • Improving access to open data in breadth and number;
  • Exploring new business models or methods for extracting value from data;
  • Creating a community of stakeholders ODX can reach out to in an effort to better understand the unique challenges faced by open data companies; and
  • Establish a better understanding of the skills required to take advantage of open data.

Don't miss out on your opportunity to be heard. Advocate for your data set and your company by filling out the survey at the following link. If you have any questions or require any assistance in filling out the survey please contact: michael.chan@codx.ca.