Canadian Open Data Summit 2014

Integrate The Data


Thank you to our generous sponsors.



Recognized as one of Canada's Great Places to Work, Microsoft Canada Co. provides nationwide sales, marketing, consulting and local support services. Headquartered in Mississauga, Microsoft Canada has nine regional offices across the country dedicated to empowering people through great software. Microsoft Canada is a creative workplace which attracts the best and brightest talent in the IT industry who bring an ever evolving vision of the future to reality.

Microsoft software helps businesses and consumers to reach their full potential, however they define it. Woven throughout daily life, whether it be work or play, Microsoft technologies flourish when they get into the hands of millions of Canadian partners and customers enabling innovation often in new ways.

Microsoft Canada is equally passionate about committing to Canadian communities. Since its inception, Microsoft Canada has had a corporate giving philosophy that goes beyond financial donations to champion inventive forms of philanthropy.


TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $11.3 billion of annual revenue and 13.3 million customer connections, including 7.8 million wireless subscribers, 3.3 million wireline network access lines, 1.4 million Internet subscribers and 776,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video.

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed more than $300 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.8 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Fourteen TELUS Community Boards lead TELUS' local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.

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Make Web Not War

Make Web Not War is a passionate community of open tech enthusiasts. We love everything that is open: Open Standards, Open Source, and Open Data. The community recognizes that collaboration is what openness is all about. We work together to make the world a more open place, leading to better solutions and apps for our fellow citizens: family, friends, neighbours. We welcome anyone building that cool app, learning how to use Open Data, government providing the Open Data or just a citizen using the apps. Let's make an open web together.


Experience the commitment

At CGI, we're committed to helping all of our stakeholders succeed. Our 68,000 professionals in 40 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific provide end-to-end IT and business process services that facilitate the ongoing evolution of our clients' businesses. CGI is committed to helping our clients achieve their business goals; to providing our professionals with rewarding careers; and to offering shareholders superior returns over time. At CGI, we are in the business of delivering results.

Beedie School of Business

Since the creation of Canada's first Executive MBA in 1968, the Beedie School of Business has championed lifelong learning, productive change and the need to be innovative as we deliver research and teaching that makes an impact. That we have achieved some measure of success is confirmed by our accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), and by receiving the EQUIS Quality award from the EFMD (European Federation for Management Development), globally recognized accrediting agencies for business schools. Less than 1% of business schools worldwide have earned both of these international accreditations.

Undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. programs demonstrate a spirit of innovation, flexibility and relevance. Supported by extensive partnerships with public, private and not-for-profit organizations, our goal is to produce broadly educated, enterprising and socially responsible managers capable of making lasting contributions to their communities.

The Beedie School of Business operates on all three SFU campuses, with over 3100 undergraduate BBA students in Burnaby and Surrey; over 250 MBA and graduate students in the new Segal Graduate School of Business; non-credit programs at the director, executive and management levels; and a thriving Ph.D.program

Experience the Power of Information

OpenText is the leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM). EIM enables organizations to grow the business, lower costs of operations, and reduce information governance and security related risks. OpenText focuses on the key drivers of business success to improve business insight, strengthen business impact, accelerate process velocity, address information governance and provide security.

OpenText strives to...

  • enrich the way people use information
  • foster innovation
  • be trusted in our relationships
  • be committed to excellence in all that we do
  • work with our stakeholders, demonstrating honesty and passion towards common goals

Our customers success lies at the heart of everything we do. As a publicly traded company, OpenText manages and maximizes its resources and relationships to achieve this, helping more than 50 thousand global customers build digital enterprises by unleashing the power of information.


The Mozilla project is a global community of people who believe that openness, innovation, and opportunity are key to the continued health of the Internet. We have worked together since 1998 to ensure that the Internet is developed in a way that benefits everyone. We are best known for creating the Mozilla Firefox web browser.


OpenGovGear is a provider of cloud based infrastructure for Open Governments. Governments are doing more with less than ever before and are keen to take make use of modern computing technologies such as cloud and open technologies. Open Data initiatives are ideally hosted using open platforms and open technologies. To utilize these technologies effectively they need partners who can deliver enterprise level solutions and support for their open initiatives.

OpenGovGear provides Canadian Municipal and Provincial Governments with a way to launch world class open government solutions, such as the CKAN open data portal with the trusted infrastructure and enterprise support they expect.

Our solutions are hosted in world class data Canadian data centres and run on OpenStack(TM) provided by Calgary based R2 Remote Reduction.



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