How the City of Ottawa is using open data to connect its residents through their mobile phones with Sean McCaffrey

Open data is, rightfully so, a movement that is gaining massive momentum and we all know why – data wants to be free, it wants to be used and it is at its greatest value as a layer out in the open.

My city, the city of Ottawa (Canada) is one of a handful of cities around the globe offering up their data for mobile application developers to wrap their layer of genius around to create, leverage and share what the city collects.

This is my session with Sean McCaffrey, the the ITS program manager working on the open data initiative for Ottawa, in which we talk data freedom, the massive local interest in this initiative (did I mention there is a contest with cash involved?) and what is to become of open data initiatives such as this.


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Rob Woodbridge

I'm Rob, the founder of and I've spent 14 years immersed in the mobile and pervasive computing world. During this great time I've helped some of the most innovative companies grow their business through mobile. If you are in need of a mobile business advisor or coach, connect with me here to get things rolling.

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