Executive Director, Open North
After a decade of international democracy support experience, co-founding local and provincial open data advocacy initiatives, volunteering on non-profit board of directors, and holding positions in political, government, and legislative institutions, Jean-Noé Landry joined Open North in 2014 as Director of Strategic Initiatives and became Executive Director in 2015. Founded in 2012, Open North started as a small start up specialized in open data standards and civic tech. Today, Open North’s multi-disciplinary team consists of 25 full-time staff and advisors are nationally and globally recognized leaders specialized in data governance, open data, data-driven citizen engagement, and open smart communities by driving research, capacity-building, and network collaboration across and within sectors to advance the responsible and effective use of data and technology.
In addition to frequent public speaking and facilitation engagements, Jean-Noé is part of the directing committee of the International Observatory on the Social Impact of Artificial Intelligence (OBVIA), a member of the Steering Committee of the Smart Cities Challenge of the City of Montreal, a national jury member of Canada’s Housing Supply Challenge, and Fellow of the Center for Law, Technology and Society of the Faculty of the University of Ottawa.