When a small group of open data enthusiasts in Montreal wanted greater openness in government data they took matters into their own hands and created “Montréal Ouvert,” a multi-sector citizen-led initiative to increase access to civic information.

Join us as we speak with Michael Lenczner, free wifi pioneer and CEO of Ajah, as he explains the origins of Montreal’s open data group and its successes in bringing together bureaucrats, politicians, journalists and software developers around data hacking events and actionable transparency initiatives.

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