Elaine Dawson, Province of BC

Elaine is the Director of DataBC Enterprise Data Services for the British Columbia’s Government Communication and Public Engagement – Strategic Initiatives Division. She has an extensive public service career as a data management professional with a lead role in the development of the Provincial Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI).

Advancing the Provinces’ Enterprise Geographic service portfolio and the Open Data initiative are two primary areas of focus for Ms. Dawson as a DataBC Director. Elaine chairs the DataBC Council, actively works with the Federal Government, is a member of the interim Board for GeoAlliance Canada and is the current President of the Integrated Cadastral Information Society.