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Monday, November 2, 2009

Innovation Showcase leads to more innovation?

NOTE: This is content from the web re:Brand posts going back to November 2010. We have kept the re:Brand posts as a legacy archive but, on a go forward basis as of October, 2011, the new DATA eh? content takes over this space.

Interesting array of talent assembled at the Toronto Innovation Showcase on day 1.

City staff mingled with Social Media gurus, open data freaks and tech heads from both sides. With so much talent running around, you might well believe lots will get done with our (just coming on the market) data sets!

So, it begins
More data releases will follow and we'll hear the outcomes of the Open Data Lab tomorrow.  While reading the tweets on the #opendataTO feed, this year's follow up to last year's Web 2.0 Summit, clearly has some resonance.

We knew it would - especially since the Mayor announced in April the intention to get data out the door by the fall ... and here we are!

I really believe this is a milestone moment for the City and for our developer community.  It kind of overshadows everything else from today but I must say - I was impressed with our very own Innovation Award winners - folks who worked on the inside to develop innovation solutions that saved money and maximized resources.

Sometimes it's good to acknowledge that and I hope some of their families saw the webcast (it will be on archive post event). 

When you witness skill sets coming together from inside and outside like this, it's pretty clear the future really does look bright.

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