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Developing Professionalism in Informatics

DPI Seminar - What if “Open by Default” was easy?

Date and Time

Thu, October 26, 2017 - 8:30 AM - Thu, October 26, 2017 - 10:45 AM

Location Details

Shaw Centre
Rooms 205/207, Second Floor

55 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2
Tel: 613-563-1984 or 1-800-450-0077


08:30 - 09:00 - Registration and Breakfast
09:00 - 10:30 - Speaker
10:30 - 10:45 - Q&A, Thank you and Wrap-up

Seminar Outline:

What if “Open by Default” was easy?

This highly-interactive workshop session will present what is meant by “Open by default” and engage the attendees in generating large and small ideas that will make it easier to release data and information by default instead of by exception.


Thomas Kearney | Senior Project Officer, Open Government Secretariat, Chief Information Officer Branch, TBS

Thom Kearney is an award winning teacher, passionate learner and public servant helping to tell stories and navigate changing landscapes.

In 2009 he helped Government of Canada departments be more open in their dealings between each with the GCpedia enterprise wiki. That experience convinced him that open really is better, and today he is leading the public consultations on Canada’s Second Action Plan on Open Government.

@ThomKearney is active on Twitter, and occasionally blogs at When he is not working he can likely be found somewhere near water with his two Golden Retrievers.



Registration for this event is closed as of Fri, October 20, 2017 - 11:59 PM