Jury Konga is an innovator and long-time advocate and international speaker on Open Government, Open Data, e-Government, m-Government, transformative/disruptive innovation and Smart Cities/Intelligent Communities. He is the Principal of eGovFutures Group providing strategic and operational planning and research in a number of sectors including government, health and environment. Jury developed the Open Data Framework for Canada’s “G4” cities (Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton and Ottawa) and has assisted several other municipalities in developing Open Data, Open Government, innovation and Community Engagement strategies and implementation plans. He is the Canada Ambassador for Open Knowledge, a global non-profit that is recognized internationally for their leadership in Open Government and Open Knowledge. He was appointed as an IPC “Access by Design” Ambassador by Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Ontario’s former Information and Privacy Commissioner and Co-founder of the former Canadian Open Data Institute. Jury was the Chair for the GO Open Data Conference 2014 and acts in an advisory capacity for a variety of community focused innovation and service projects including: Well Being Toronto, YRBiz Big Data conference, Digital York, Community Links and a variety of Intelligent/Smart Community related initiatives.