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In this webinar, learn about Open data & data governance. This webinar is part of the Open Smart Fundamentals: Community Solutions Webinar Series, which features six webinars on key topics for open smart cities. In this series there will be four webinars offered in English, and two in French.

During this webinar, we will be joined by two leading experts in this area: Jean-Noé Landry, Executive Director of OpenNorth and David Fewer, Director of Canadian Internet Policy & Public Interest Clinic. The remaining time (approximately 30 minutes) will be reserved for questions and answers.

*Click here to register to this webinar about Open data & data governance!

In this webinar, learn about Privacy & artificial intelligence. This webinar is part of the Open Smart Fundamentals: Community Solutions Webinar Series, which features six webinars on key topics for open smart cities. In this series there will be four webinars offered in English, and two in French.

During this webinar, we will be joined by two leading experts in this area: Nasma Ahmed, Director of Digital Justice Lab and Ana Brandusescu, Professor of Practice at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montreal & OpenNorth. The remaining time (approximately 30 minutes) will be reserved for questions and answers.

*Click here to register to this webinar about Privacy & artificial intelligence!

In this webinar, learn about Public engagement & civic tech. This webinar is part of the Open Smart Fundamentals: Community Solutions Webinar Series, which features six webinars on key topics for open smart cities. In this series there will be four webinars offered in English, and two in French.

During this webinar, we will be joined by two leading experts in this area: Geoff Zakaib, Co-Founder Civic Tech Calgary and Bianca Wylie, Co-Founder of Tech Reset Canada. The remaining time (approximately 30 minutes) will be reserved for questions and answers.

*Click here to register to this webinar about Public engagement & civic tech!

In this webinar, learn about Open data & data governance. This webinar is part of the Open Smart Fundamentals: Community Solutions Webinar Series, which features six webinars on key topics for open smart cities. In this series there will be four webinars offered in English, and two in French.

During this webinar, we will be joined by two leading experts in this area: Jean-Noé Landry, Executive Director of OpenNorth and Pierre-Antoine Ferron, Advisor on Open Smart Cities at OpenNorth. The remaining time (approximately 30 minutes) will be reserved for questions and answers.

*Click here to register to this webinar about Open data & data governance!

** Webinar in French

In this webinar, learn about Social procurement. This webinar is part of the Open Smart Fundamentals: Community Solutions Webinar Series, which features six webinars on key topics for open smart cities. In this series there will be four webinars offered in English, and two in French.

During this webinar, we will be joined by two leading experts in this area: Elizabeth Chick, Executive Director of Buy Social Canada and David LePage, Managing Partner at Buy Social Canada. The remaining time (approximately 30 minutes) will be reserved for questions and answers.

*Check back here to register to this webinar about Social procurement!

In this webinar, learn about Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS). This webinar is part of the Open Smart Fundamentals: Community Solutions Webinar Series, which features six webinars on key topics for open smart cities. In this series there will be four webinars offered in English, and two in French.

During this webinar, we will be joined by two leading experts in this area: Colin Maudry, Consultant for Open Contracting Partnership and Pierre-Antoine Ferron, Advisor on Open Smart Cities at OpenNorth. The remaining time (approximately 30 minutes) will be reserved for questions and answers.

*Check back here to register to this webinar about Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS)!

** Webinar in French