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4th International Open Data Conference
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Thursday, October 6 • 11:00 - 12:15
Main Session - Open Data and Business

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The Open Data and Business session brings together business leaders who will talk about economic benefits of open data to the private sector. Executives from Telefonica, Amazon Web Services, and Informa will share how their companies leverage open data to achieve their various business goals. Director of the Open Data Institute will talk about their open data startup incubator program. The session will be moderated by a Lead Economist of the World Bank, which has provided open data assistance to over 45 countries since 2011.          

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Amparo Ballivian

Lead Economist, Development Data Group, World Bank
Biography: Amparo Ballivián leads the Open Government Data working group at the World Bank. This is a multidisciplinary group which supports developing and emerging countries’ open data and innovation initiatives. Amparo has a rich experience in operations since 1991. She has managed... Read More →

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Richard Benjamins

Group Director BI & Big Data, Telefónica
Biography: Dr. V.R. (Richard) Benjamins is Group Director BI & Big Data responsible for internal exploitation across Telefonica. Before joining Telefonica, he was director and board member at iSOCO, which he co-founded in 1999. Dr. Benjamins has held positions at the Universities... Read More →
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Carlos Fernandez Iñigo

CTO, Informa
Carlos Fernández holds a Superior Degree in Physics and earned an MBA from the “Instituto de Empresa” in Madrid. His professional career has been developed in companies such as Saint Gobain, Indra, Reuters and Fedea. At the present time, he is member of the Board of Directors... Read More →
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Richard Stirling

International Director, ODI
Biography: Richard oversees all ODI work with the public sector in the UK and internationally, as well as managing the ODI’s successful start up incubator programme. Richard has considerable experience at the heart of UK government transparency and data initiatives, leading the... Read More →
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Jed Sundwall

Open Data Global Lead, Amazon Web Services
Biography: Jed Sundwall leads the global open data practice at Amazon Web Services, which helps explore ways that the AWS cloud can make data easier to discover, access, and use. The AWS open data practice has democratized access to petabytes of data, including satellite imagery... Read More →

Thursday October 6, 2016 11:00 - 12:15 CEST
Main assembly room