Centre for Open Data Enterprise (CODE)
Obama Scholar 2021-2022; Former Open North Executive Director; Senior Strategy and Climate Advisor
Jean-Noé Landry is a social entrepreneur, Canadian climate activist, international open data movement leader. He recently completed the 2021-2022 Obama Scholars program at Columbia University in New York where he contributed to the School's climate research community while being locally involved in several environmental justice initiatives with WE ACT For Environmental Justice in Harlem. He is currently leading the creation of a new climate-focused inter-university data studio at Concordia University, in Montreal, advising the establishment of a new civil society alliance co-creating a common civic agenda on the ecological transition with the Ville de Montréal, and supporting strategic initiatives at the Center for Open Data Enterprise on climate data ecosystems and environmental justice. Between 2015 and 2021, Jean-Noé was CEO of Open North, a Montreal-based organization that advises communities and governments of all sizes on data governance and pooling, digital transformation and open technology strategies. During this time, Open North grew from a civic tech start-up to a multi-disciplinary international non-profit organization specializing in the ethical and collaborative use of data and tech. Prior to working at Open North, from 2002-2012, Jean-Noé worked in Canadian politics as a campaign manager trainer and campaign director and spent more than a decade in the field with the National Democratic Institute and the United Nations alongside pro-democracy civic and political leaders in the Balkans, Afghanistan, Russia, Kenya, Tunisia, and Ukraine.