Connie Michaelis is the Director of the Corporate Information Management Program, within the Information, Communication, and Technology Services branch of the Department of Internal Services. In this role, she provides leadership and direction for information management in the Province of Nova Scotia. She is responsible for the development of information management strategies, policies, standards, and best practices in support of informed decision-making and the delivery of government’s programs and services. Recently, Connie led the Province’s Open Data initiative. The NS Open Data Portal and Program were successfully launched in February 2016.