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On Friday, 11 October a prominent group of open data supporters from the UK and Canada participated in a transatlantic Google Hangout. The public was encouraged to tune in and find out what is currently happening in the UK and Canada to support open data for businesses and innovators. Those watching the hangout also took part in an engaging discussion on twitter by using the hashtag #CanUKData.
The Hangout panel included:
Minister Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board of Canada
Sam Vermette, Co-Founder of the Transit App
Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Chairman and Co-Founder of the Open Data Institute
Paul Maltby, Director of Open Data and Government Innovation in the Cabinet Office of the UK
The discussion was moderated by Theo Bertram from Google UK.