Friday, June 24, 2016

Meeting in Ottawa to help the Canadian Liberal Government understand the participatory economy

Monday, June the 20th, 2016, Jim Anastassiou and Tiberius Brastaviceanu met with the cabinet of minister Bains on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, to inform the Canadian Federal Government of issues related to the emergence of the participatory economy. 

This meeting was organized by David Lametti, member of Parliament from Verdun, who is following Sensorica since 2013. We invited to this meeting John Macdonald from Robco Inc and Dhafir Burhan from eVision, two vanguard companies that already interface with the SENSORICA OVN and are experimenting with new participatory economy practices, as well as Alexandre Bigot from OuiShare Quebec. The composition of this delegation was designed to demonstrate the relevance of SENSORICA in today's transition economy and its alignment with the future.  

Our message was very well received. SENSORICA was seen as a "very innovative model for innovation", covering everything from open science, open innovation to peer production. The OVN model, its current reality and its potential will be discussed in the Parliament to create new legislation that will foster the development of the participatory economy. We will continue to help the cabinet of Minister Bains by sharing our knowledge, our experiences, and our opinions. 

The invitation to Canada's Parliament Hill comes one year after our meeting at the White House.

Also note that the Sensorica initiative will support Canada playing a lead role in international standards development on OVN. In this context, it should be noted that the OVN work will input directly into international ISO standards development, namely, ISO/IEC 15944-15 "Information technology - Business Operational View - Part 15: Ope Value Networks(OVN): Integrated perspective on Open-edi, eBusiness, blockchain and distributed transactions". The lead international ISO Project Editor : Prof. William McCarthy, with Jake Knoppers as one of two Co-Project Editors. The international ISO standards committee responsible here is ISO/IEC JTC1/SC32/WG1 (where JTC1 = Joint ISO, IEC = Technical Committee on Information technology, SC = Data Management & Interchange, WG1 = eBusiness)