Jean-Noé Landry is Executive Director of Open North, Canada’s leading open data non-profit. Open North works with parliaments, governments, media organizations, non-profits, and supports civic tech initiatives. Open North is a steward of the International Open Data Charter and is actively involved in the OGP’s legislative openness working group and Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency (GIFT). It recently endorsed the Province of Ontario’s successful application to join the sub-national pilot program. Open North runs projects designed to assess the demand for open data and intersectoral collaboration, while offering open data leadership training for civil servants and consulting for city managers. A leading open data activist in Canada and international democracy expert, Jean-Noé recently co-established the Canadian Open Government Civil Society Network to address the civic mobilization and communication gaps with government on open government issues.