The New Abnormal: Data Governance, New Technological Paradigm; Who's Really Taking Your Temperature?

In this #NoPlaceButHome discussion, we move away from the topic of physical space and density in communities and move to another topic: privacy. ICF Co-Founders Lou Zacharilla and John Jung speak with Kristina Verner, Monique Crichlow and Jean-Noé Landry in the third discussion of The New Abnormal series.


Kristina Verner is the Vice President, Innovation, Sustainability and Prosperity, responsible for a variety of strategic initiatives for Waterfront Toronto. Kristina is a core member engaged on the Sidewalk Toronto Project, a joint effort between Waterfront Toronto and Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs.

In 2013 and 2014, under her stewardship, Waterfront Toronto led the bid to have the City of Toronto recognized in both the Smart21 and Top 7 communities in the world by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF). In 2014, Toronto was selected as the Intelligent Community of the Year. She is active both nationally and internationally in the smart city movement and serves Board of Directors for the ICF Foundation and ICF Canada. Previously, Kristina led various aspects of the Connecting Windsor-Essex Smart Community, securing significant funding to support region’s smart city efforts and led the bid that resulted in Windsor-Essex being recognized as one of Top 7 communities in the world by the ICF.

Monique Crichlow is the Director of Strategic & Initiatives and Partnerships at Compute Ontario, a publicly funded organization that coordinates access to supercomputing resources for research. She is interested in the relationship between the adoption of disruptive technologies and socioeconomic policy development. Monique holds a Masters in Health Administration from the Johnson-Shoyama School of Public Policy at the University of Regina and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Glendon College at York University.

Jean-Noé Landry is Executive Director of NordOuvert, Canada's leading not-for-profit organization specialized in data governance, open smart cities, and applied research. Through its one-to-one advisory service, OpenNorth provides capacity building support to cities and communities of all sizes to develop their efficient, open, and ethical use of data and technology as part of the Community Solutions Network. Through its multidisciplinary Applied Research Lab, OpenNorth works with governments at all levels in Canada and globally in support of their digital transformation and multi-stakeholder data sharing initiatives.

With 20 years of international experience and a leadership role in the international open data community, Jean-Noé has led OpenNorth to collaborate with national and global practitioners networks such as the Open Government Partnership (OGP), the CIO Strategy Council, the International Open Data Charter, the Observatoire international sur les impacts sociétaux de l'IA et du numérique (OBVIA), and the International Open Data Conference. OpenNorth’s research interests range from data governance and management models, to data-driven public consultation and open governance performance evaluation framework, as well as the value added of open data to frame and tackle urban resilience challenges.

Jean-Noé is a member of the Government of Canada's Multi-stakeholder Forum on Open Governance, co-founder of MontrealOuvert, QuebecOuvert, and Connexité-MTL, a founding board member of SynapseC, a Fellow at the Center for Law, Technology and Society at the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Law, and recently joined the Standards Council of Canada's Data Governance Working Group.

Louis Zacharilla
Co-Founder of the Intelligent Community Forum. Louis Zacharilla helped found the Intelligent Community movement. He is the developer of the Intelligent Community Awards program. He is a frequent keynote speaker and a moderator at conferences and events.

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