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Friday, November 15 • 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Examining the Role of Data Trusts in Smart Cities Governance / Examiner le rôle des dépôts de données dans la gestion des villes intelligentes

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Panel Organized by: Monique Crichlow, Compute Ontario | Dr. David Castle, School of Public Administration & Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria

In Canada, policymakers are grappling with a rapidly shifting dynamic between advancing innovation strategies and ensuring the public good. Data trusts have emerged as a possible solution for managing the vast amount of data that smart cities will generate, in a way that provides accountability for a wide variety of stakeholders with different interests.

Examining the data governance models proposed by Smart Cities Challenge winners Nunavut Communities and the City of Guelph and Wellington County, this panel will draw on a variety of perspectives to discuss the
merits of data trusts, and policy considerations for the accountable advancement of data exchange in the context of the smart city.

Moderators
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David Castle

Professor, School of Public Administration and Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria
David Castle is a Professor in the School of Public Administration and the Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria. He recently served as Vice-President, Research at UVic, and was previously the Director of the Innogen Institute at the University of Edinburgh. With... Read More →

Speakers
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Karen Hand

Director of Research Data Strategy, Food for Thought, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Dr. Karen Hand began her appointment as the Director of Research Data Strategy for the Food from Thought program in April of 2018, to lead the strategic design, development and management of the University of Guelph’s vision for a cross-sectoral online platform for research data... Read More →
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Monique Crichlow

Director, Strategy & Policy Development, Compute Ontario
Monique Crichlow is Director, Strategy & Policy Development at Compute Ontario, a publicly funded organization that coordinates supercomputing for research. She has extensive experience supporting transformational projects within the public sector and brings with her significant skill... Read More →
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Teresa Scassa

Canada Research Chair in Information Law and Policy, University of Ottawa
Dr. Teresa Scassa is the Canada Research Chair in Information Law and Policy at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law. She is the Chair of the Canadian Statistics Advisory Council, a member of the Canadian Advisory Council on Artificial Intelligence, and a member of the Digital... Read More →
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Ryan Oliver

Executive Director, Pinnguaq Association
Ryan Oliver is the executive director of Pinnguaq Association, an organization he started in 2012 in Pangnirtung. Nunavut.  It now has offices in Nunavut, Ontario and British Columbia.   Pinnguaq Association, a not-for-profit organization, incorporates STEAM (Science, Technology... Read More →
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Angela Orasch

PhD Candidate, McMaster University
Angela Orasch is a PhD candidate in the Political Science program at McMaster University. Currently, her research is situated within the field of urban/municipal policy and governance, examining the political economy of smart cities in North America. She recently developed and taught... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2019 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Confederation Ballroom

Attendees (43)