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Open City Network: Canadian Data Protocol Discovery Day

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The OCN's 2nd discovery day for the Canadian Data Protocol (CDP) has been delayed and will be rebooked in the coming months.

About this Event

We set this date before COVID and like so many others, our strategy has evolved quickly since. The Open City Network is a startup non-profit that builds democratic technology. Pre-COVID, we were developing a new model of national municipal digital infrastructure, based on open protocols, not closed platforms. We worked to change the relationship between cities and technology, to reduce the democratic risk cities face, while setting up our municipal sector and innovation economy for success.

Post-COVID, and post-Sidewalk Labs, we’re building on our strong roots in cities to embrace further the economic imperative behind our work. Canada’s innovation economy is battered but not beaten, and now is the time to seed national digital infrastructures that can become critical assets across the public and private sectors.

Municipalities remain vital partners: the venn diagram of cities + SME innovation policy + federal infrastructure have always overlapped more than we’ve effectively harnessed in Canada. Understanding that balance will help catalyze our long-term economic recovery, support the responsible modernization of our cities at scale, and strengthen our public institutions for the age of intangibles.

This Discovery Day will be rescheduled in the coming months.

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Original pre-COVID event description:

The OCN is holding its second Discovery Day towards the Open City Protocol at Catalyst 137 in Kitchener. These events blend cities, relevant private sector companies, upper orders of government, NGOs and civic tech to do user research and tackle key questions related to building an open source, democratically digital layer upon which public and private can build. This is a working event, where we’ll get you thinking with some opening speakers, then dive into facilitated sessions. Opening speakers include:

Andy Best, Executive Director, Open City Network (Democratic Technology and the Open City Protocol)

Kurtis McBride, Board Chair, Open City Network and CEO of Miovision (Use Cases: Practically Applying an Open City Protocol)

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