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4th International Open Data Conference
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Thursday, October 6 • 09:00 - 09:30
Main Session - Official Welcome

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Main Session - Official Welcome

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Victor Calvo-Sotelo

Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Information Society, Spanish Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism
Biography: Víctor Calvo-Sotelo, civil engineer (roads, canals and ports), has been  Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Information Society at the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism since February 2011. He promotes the internationalization of ICT and telecommunication... Read More →
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Naser Faruqui

Director, Technology and Innovation, IDRC
Biography: Naser Faruqui is Director, Technology and Innovation. Previous roles at IDRC include Senior Program Officer with the Environment and Natural Resource Management program, and Team Leader for the Urban Poverty and Environment program. He has also worked as Chief, Water... Read More →
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Haishan Fu

Director of the World Bank’s Development Data Group, World Bank
Biography: Haishan Fu is the Director of the World Bank’s Development Data Group, overseeing its development monitoring and open data initiative, statistical capacity building and global statistical programs.  As an Ex-Officio member of the WBG Data Council and Co-Chair of the... Read More →
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Javier Hernández-Ros

Acting Director. Data Directorate. DG CONNECT, Communication networks, Content and Technology., Euroepan Commision
Biography: Carried out Civil Engineering studies and holds a Masters in Business Administration. Joined the European Commission in 1986 and was involved in technology transfer and innovation policies. From June 2002 to December 2010 he was Head of the "Access to Information" unit... Read More →
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Pablo Soto

Biography: Born in Madrid in 1979, Pablo Soto started working very young as a software developer of P2P technologies that have been used by more than 25 million people. Later he participated in the 15M movement, and he has been involved since then in political advocacy: surges, evictions... Read More →

Thursday October 6, 2016 09:00 - 09:30 CEST
Main assembly room