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Open Government / Open Data / Big Data

The Embassy of Canada in Rome is organizing a one day event on July 10 to bring together key Canadian and Italian Open Government and Open Data experts to share best practices and discuss success stories and next steps.

While the event is by invite only, we encourage others to follow and join the conversation at #opendata and #openCdaIt.

The event will open with an overview of the theme, as well as a keynote on the future of Open Government and Open Data. Sessions focusing on Canadian and Italian national digital agenda priorities will follow, as will a look at the G8 Open Charter commitments, Open Cities, Big Data, and success stories in science and energy.

Speakers will include:

Join the conversation! #opendata and #openCdaIt.

Canada and Open Data – in brief

The Government of Canada first launched its Open Government strategy in March 2011, and further enhanced its commitment by announcing its intention to join the Open Government Partnership in September 2011.

Most recently, in June 2013, Canada's new Open Data Portal went live, with the aim of providing Canadians with increased access to government data and information. This followed on the heels of the G8 Summit, where Canada joined other G8 countries, including Italy, in adopting an Open Data Charter.


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