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Barry Kong (he/him)

Executive Director, Open Government and Portals, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Barry Kong is the Executive Director of the Open Government and Portals Division, Office of the Chief Information Officer at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. Serving citizens is Barry’s passion where he is working to mainstream inclusion, integrity, accountability, transparency, and civic participation in government while managing Canada’s Open Government and Open Data Portal and Access to Information Privacy Digital Service. His career in the public service includes the Canada Border Services Agency, where he held various roles in operations, policies, programs and projects in Vancouver and in Ottawa.

Sessions

Using open data to address systemic racism in Canada

November 3, 2022  6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
This case study will explore the varying strategies that the federal and provincial governments in Canada are employing to address systemic gaps and lack of transparency in collection, usage, and display of race-based data with the goal of addressing systematized and institutionalized racism and discrimination while protecting the privacy of individuals and communities. See more.