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4th International Open Data Conference
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Thursday, October 6 • 18:00 - 19:00
Main Session - Open Data and Platforms

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The open data community has made significant progress in developing platforms to make open data more available and accessible. Many solutions are now available either as open source, subscription (e.g., Software As a Service) or traditionally licensed products. As a result, there are many opportunities and factors for data providers, particularly government ministries, to consider in their decision making and selection criteria. This session will provide an overview of the current state of open data publishing platforms. Representatives of several leading data platforms will give “lightning talks” on the demands and trends they’re seeing and what they think might be in store for the future. There will also be a “town hall” style discussion for audience members to share the challenges they are experiencing and get the views of the panel.


Moderators
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Timothy Herzog

World Bank
Biography: Timothy Herzog is a Data Scientist at the World Bank, where he is working on several fronts to expand the Bank’s highly successful Open Data Initiative, and advance similar efforts in other countries. Tim is the project lead for the Bank’s open data website and the open data toolkit, and helps to manage the Bank’s open data catalog. He has conducted research on topics such as open data for National Statistics... Read More →

Speakers
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Andrew Hoppin

GovDelivery Inc.'s
Biography: Andrew Hoppin, is President of GovDelivery Inc.'s DKAN Data Solutions business, where his team leads the global open source DKAN project.  DKAN, an open data engagement platform based on Drupal, is used by numerous governments worldwide to publish open data online and build constituent engagement through data stories, visualizations, and online communities. | Hoppin previously served as Chief Information Officer of the New... Read More →
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Jean-Marc Lazard

OpenDataSoft
Biography: Jean-Marc Lazard is the CEO and Co-Founder of OpenDataSoft, a provider of a turnkey SaaS platform designed for smart and easy transformation of all types of data into innovative services (APIs, data visualizations, real-time monitoring). OpenDataSoft’s open data customers include the City and County of Durham, the Town of Cary, the Town of Chapel Hill, the City of Paris and the Paris Regional Government, the City of Brussels... Read More →
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Kevin Merritt

Socrata
Biography: Kevin Merritt is the founder and CEO of Socrata. With more than 1,000 clients around the world, Socrata is a leader in cloud-based open data solutions that help governments achieve meaningful social and economic impact by making data discoverable, usable, and actionable. In addition to guiding its strategic direction and leading Socrata, Kevin serves as an industry advisory to the U.S. Department of Commerce Data Advisory Council and... Read More →
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Sebastian Moleski

CKAN Steering Group
Biography: Sebastian is a member of the CKAN Steering Group, a governance body which is made up of key stakeholders who have committed to oversee and steer the CKAN Association going forward.  As the CEO of Viderum, an open-data solutions provider spun out from Open Knowledge International, Sebastian leads its commercial efforts toward opening data via CKAN to empower and improve the lives of citizens around the world. He has been a... Read More →


Thursday October 6, 2016 18:00 - 19:00
Main assembly room

Attendees (90)