Filling the gap between Open Data and Citizen Engagement

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Start: 9:00AM
End: 9:30AM
Friday, March 8, 2024
Mary Jackson Stage
407 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB
Calgary, AB T2G 2K7
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Short Description:

Discover the potential of Open Data in transforming Citizen Engagement! Join us as we unravel challenges, showcase success stories, and introduce DataPost—a volunteer initiative empowering citizens at the neighborhood level. Become a part of the movement towards a more informed and participatory society!

Target Audience:

- Tech & Data Enthusiasts

- interested in data analysis, visualization and storytelling.

- Citizens: residents and community members

- Professionals from the social sector

- including community builders, local government representatives, members of the non-profit sector.

Key Topics/Themes:

- Open Data & Open Government

- Data Analysis & Visualization

- Citizen Participation and Engagement

- Community and Social Impact

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Jorge Luna

Founder & Lead Data Analyst, DataPost
Founder & Lead Data Analyst
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Jorge Luna

Founder & Lead Data Analyst, DataPost
Founder & Lead Data Analyst

Jorge holds an MBA from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor's Degree in Finance and Accounting from Ecuador, his home country. His career includes roles at PwC, where he provided expert accounting and consulting services, and several years of experience in finance positions within a major Japanese trading company with investments in the energy sector. In the realm of finance, Jorge developed his skills in data analysis and visualization, recognizing the impact of effective data storytelling.

Furthermore, Jorge is the founder of DataPost, a volunteer-driven initiative dedicated to advancing citizen engagement through technology. With DataPost, Jorge aims to empower residents by nurturing informed, engaged, and proactive citizenship. By harnessing open data, DataPost delivers accessible and insightful information tailored to address the distinct challenges of neighborhoods in Calgary. The initiative plays a crucial role in bridging the gap between raw open data and actionable knowledge, underscoring its mission to enhance civic participation.