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4th International Open Data Conference
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Friday, October 7 • 14:30 - 15:45
Main Session - Building an Inclusive Data Revolution

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Regional open data agendas such as Condatos, Developing the Caribbean, and the first African Open Data Conference are strengthening a bottom-up and inclusive global open data revolution. Building on the regional sessions that take place on day 1, this main session will highlight and celebrate the diversity of the open data movement around the world, the key next steps in regional processes and explore the opportunities for greater coordination and knowledge sharing between  global and regional efforts.

Moderators
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Fernando Perini

Senior Program Officer, IDRC
OD4D Coordinator, IODC co-organizer | | Fernando Perini is a Senior Program Officer at Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), where he coordinates the Open Data for Development (OD4D) Program. OD4D aims to scale open data solutions that have been proven to work in the developing world. The OD4D network of implementing agencies include the Web Foundation, Open Data Institute, Open Knowledge, and leading regional and... Read More →

Speakers
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Ashley Casovan

Lead, Canada’s Open Government Portal
Biography: Ashley Casovan is the lead for Canada's Open Government Portal. In this position, she is responsible for working with departments and agencies all across the GC to disseminate data and information. Prior to working for the GC, she lead the Open Data and Open Government efforts at the City of Edmonton where she developed the award-winning data analytics tools, the Citizen Dashboard. Before getting involved in Open Government... Read More →
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Karen Chang

Associate Researcher; Leader Co-Chair, Board of Science and Technology, the Executive Yuan of Taiwan; Asia PKI Consortium
We'd like to know the status of your countries open data status, and welcome your joining with us to the Asia Open Data Alliance.
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Laura Manley

Co-Founder and Director of Programs, Center for Open Data Enterprise
Title proposal: Understanding your data user workshop. | | Biography: Laura is the Co-Founder for the Center for Open Data Enterprise in Washington DC, where she leads partnerships and programs. At the Center, she oversees both the Open Data Impact Map, the first global mapping of the uses of open data and the Open Data Roundtables series in partnership with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy . | Laura is also a... Read More →
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Lejla Sadiku

Open Data Specialist, UNDP
Title proposal:  | Has open data brought trust in the institutions? Measuring the unmeasured: data democratization has transformed power dynamics between citizens and institutions Biography:  Lejla works in UNDP's Istanbul Regional Hub on open data in Europe and Central Asia. She has worked on open data use and re-use to increase transparency and improve public services, leading initiatives which aim to bring citizens... Read More →
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Nancy Salem

Senior Research Specialist, Access to Knowledge for Development Center at the American University in Cairo
Biography: Nancy Salem is a Senior Research Specialist at the Access to Knowledge for Development Center at the American University in Cairo, working on the project 'Harnessing the Economic Power of Data in the Middle East and North Africa', focusing on the the role and potential of data in economic and community development in the MENA region. Salem completed her MSc in Development Studies... Read More →
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Yeama Thompson

Commissioner, Right to Access Information Commission
Biography: Yeama Thompson is a Sierra Leonean media development professional who rose through the ranks from a cub-reporter at the Sierra Leone Daily Mail to an Editor of The Chronicle newspaper in war-time Sierra Leone. During that period, she also conceptualised and produced community radio programs for women and children. | During the 2011 Liberian General Elections, as senior trainer for Journalists for Human Rights, she travelled... Read More →


Friday October 7, 2016 14:30 - 15:45
Main assembly room

Attendees (45)