Province of Ontario’s Open Data Initiative
An overview of the Province of Ontario’s Open Government strategy, with a focus on the stream of Open Data. The Ontario government views Open Data as a key enabler to enhance service delivery, improve government transparency and stimulate economic innovation. By making government data more available there is the opportunity for people and businesses to repurpose the data to develop new ideas, services and applications.
Marc Foulon is currently the Director for the Ontario Government’s Open Government Project with the I&IT Central Agencies Cluster, Ministry of Government Services.
The main focus of his work relates to Open Data as part of the government’s commitment to move to ‘open by default’.
Marc has over 16 years of government experience working at both the federal and provincial levels. The past 13 years have been with the Ontario Public Service in Information Technology and program-related roles in several ministries including: Health, Transportation, Government Services, Cabinet Office and Community Safety and Correctional Services.
Throughout his tenure, Marc has built expertise across a full spectrum of government roles, including front-line program delivery, central agency policy creation, as well as having led I&IT-specific projects and deliverables in I&IT Clusters, centralized Infrastructure Technology Services (ITS) and the Office of the Corporate Chief Information Officer (OCCIO).
- Marc Foulon, Open Data Overview