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Thursday, October 6


Open Data Charter: Bringing Principles to Practice
Since its launch in September 2015, support for the Open Data Charter has grown globally. Governments, NGOs, private enterprise, and citizens have begun to use the Charter as a valuable tool to bring together the open data community and implement open data in policy and practice. As the Charter itself continues to grow and develop valuable resources, the plenary will reflect on gains that the Charter has helped create and future opportunities for increased collaboration and sharing across the open data field.

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Martin Tisne

Director of Policy, Omidyar Network Ltd. UK / Royaume-Uni
Biography: As an investment partner at Omidyar Network, Martin brings extensive experience advocating for change in government and donor policies and driving sector-level change in the field of government transparency and accountability. Based in London, Martin leads policy, advocacy... Read More →

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Mohamed Bangura

Minister of Information and Communication, Government of Sierra Leone
Biography: The Honorable Minister Mr. Mohamed Bangura hails from Madina village, Sanda Tendaren chiefdom, Bombali District in the Northern Region of Sierra Leone, West Africa. He is born to families of political and business class; His uncle the late Honorable Thaimu Bangura was... Read More →
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Ania Calderón

General Director of Open Data, Office of the President of Mexico
Biography: Ania Calderon is the General Director of Open Data at the Coordination of National Digital Strategy in the Office in the Mexican Government, where she leads the Open Data, Data for Development, Digital Inclusion and Innovation for Resilience initiatives. She holds a Master’s... Read More →

Edwin Lau

Head of the Reform of the Public Sector Division, OECD
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Pavel Richter

Chief Executive Officer, Open Knowledge International
Biography: Pavel Richter is the Chief Executive Officer for Open Knowledge International. He was Executive Director ofWikimedia Deutschland, and pioneered the internationally acclaimed Wikidata project which is now the fastest growing project for open structured data; Wikimedia Deutschland today supports thousands of volunteers in Germany, advocates nationally and internationally for access to knowledge, and partners with universities and cultural institutions. Pavel is... Read More →
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Alexsey Vyskub

Deputy Head, State Agency for e-Governance
Biography: Vyskub Alexey is Deputy Head of the State Agency for E-governance of Ukraine and is responsible for the development of open data, e-services, electronic interaction in Ukraine.Mr. Vyskub in 2015-2016 was an active participant in forming public policy on open data in Ukraine... Read More →

Ana Zúñiga

Government México City, General Director for Messaging and Technologies

Thursday October 6, 2016 16:45 - 17:45
Main assembly room
Friday, October 7


Action session (Charter)
Action session (Charter)

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Ania Calderón

General Director of Open Data, Office of the President of Mexico
Biography: Ania Calderon is the General Director of Open Data at the Coordination of National Digital Strategy in the Office in the Mexican Government, where she leads the Open Data, Data for Development, Digital Inclusion and Innovation for Resilience initiatives. She holds a Master’s... Read More →

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Antonio Almansa

Legal advisor, Diputación de Málaga (Málaga Council)
Title proposal: Open Data. A GLOCAL step beyond transparencyBiography: Secretary-Comptroller of local government. Provincial Council of Malaga. Dept. General Secretariat. Law degree and civil servant with over 10 of experience in different local public authorities in control functions... Read More →
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Joseph Saviour Azzopardi

Dr. / Enterprise Data Manager (PSI Implementation), Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA)
Title proposal: Data Driven Public AdministrationBiography: Recently graduated “Doctor of Laws” from the University of Malta and with over 35 years work experience in Information Systems ranging from software development, systems analysis, database design to ICT and data management... Read More →

Friday October 7, 2016 08:30 - 09:30
Room A


Action session (Standards)
Action session (Standards)

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Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Information Architect, Development Initiatives
I am the Technical Lead on the IATI Secretariat responsible for the integrity and development of the standard. I also lead the content of Development Initiatives' work on the Data Revolution and Joined-up Data Standards.

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Hera Hussain

Community & Partnerships Manager, OpenCorporates
Title proposal: How open company data can shed a light on corruption and anonymous companies.Biography: Hera catalyzes communities, journalists, and activists, helping them embrace open data and technological innovation in creating positive change around the globe. A leader and... Read More →
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Deirdre Lee

CEO & Founder, Derilinx
Biography: Deirdre, CEO and Founder of Derilinx, is passionate about releasing the potential of data that is currently locked away in government agencies. Deirdre is a Linked and Open Data expert and has led a number of large-scale, government projects with Derilinx, including managing... Read More →
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Yohanna Loucheur

Senior Policy Analyst, Global Affairs Canada, Government of Canada
Biography: Yohanna Loucheur joined the Canadian federal government in 1997. She has worked on various files including the knowledge-based economy and society, innovative financing for development, aid effectiveness policies, fiduciary risk management and public financial management... Read More →

Conrad Zellmann

Lead, Data Use, Joined-Up Data Standards (JUDS)
Title proposal: Joined-up data standards: evidence of need and emerging solutions

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Anders Pedersen

Acting Manager of Data Projects, Natural Resource Governance Institute
Biography: At Natural Resource Governance Institute Anders is working open data in extractives including contracts, project data and other key data sources. He coordinates the work on ResourceContracts, the world’s largest database on extractives contracts – a partnership between... Read More →

Friday October 7, 2016 08:30 - 09:30
Room B


Action session (Innovation)
Action session (Innovation)

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Joel Gurin

‎President and Founder, Center for Open Data Enterprise
Biography: Joel Gurin is President and Founder of the Center for Open Data Enterprise (www.OpenDataEnterprise.org), a Washington-based nonprofit that works to maximize the value of open data as a public resource. He also serves as a senior open data consultant to the World Bank... Read More →

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Maurice McNaughton

Director, Centre of Excellence, The University of the West Indies
Title proposal: A Caribbean perspective.Biography: Dr. McNaughton is currently Director of the Centre of Excellence for IT-enabled Innovation at the Mona School of Business & Management, UWI. His research focus spans the domain of emerging Open ICT ecosystems, and includes open source... Read More →
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Antonio Moneo

Learning and Knowledge Management, Inter-American Development Bank
Title proposal: Kick-starting open data policies at a municipal level.Biography:  Antonio works at the Inter-American Development Bank promoting open data as a collaborative tool for governments, citizens, entrepreneurs and universities to solve development challenges. At the IDB... 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 →

Friday October 7, 2016 08:30 - 09:30
Room C


Action session (Capacity building)
Action session (Capacity building)


Fiona Smith

International Development Researcher, Open Data Institute
Biography: Fiona is the International Development Manager at The Open Data Institute responsible for research design, evaluation and learning covering the ODI’s work supporting developing country governments to unlock the value of open data.Fiona has a broad background in international... Read More →

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Juan Casanueva

CEO, SocialTIC
Biography: Juan Manuel researches and promotes ICT for Social Change projects in Latin America. He is the CEO and co-founder of SocialTIC, a non-profit that enables changemakers through the strategic use of ICTs. Juan Manuel has managed, trained and advised NGOs, Governments and... Read More →
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Natalia Mazotte

Program Manager, School of Data Brazil
Title proposal: Data literacy for vulnerable youth.Biography: Journalist specialized in data driven journalism and digital strategy focused in the third sector. Program Manager of School of Data in Brazil and co-founder of the Brazilian chapter of the data-driven news agency J... Read More →

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Marco Túlio Pires

Program Manager, School of Data
Title proposal: Train the trainers: sharing methodologies for teaching how to use open data.Biography: Marco Túlio Pires is the programme manager at School of Data, overseeing the Global Fellowship and the the coordination of the international network of individuals, organisations and data-trainers. A Brazilian journalist and coder, Marco has worked as an investigative journalist in Globo TV, Brazil's biggest TV channel and also as a science... Read More →

Friday October 7, 2016 08:30 - 09:30
Room D


Action session (Measuring and Increasing Impact)
Action session (Measuring and Increasing Impact)

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Stefaan Verhulst

Co-Founder and Chief Research, GovLab
Title proposal: TBCBiography: Stefaan G. Verhulst (@sverhulst; @thegovlab)  is Co-Founder and Chief Research of the Governance Laboratory @New York University (www.thegovlab.org), an action research center dedicated to improving governance and people’s lives through advances... Read More →

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Ana Brandusescu

Research and Policy Officer, World Wide Web Foundation
Ana is a Research and Policy Officer at the Web Foundation.  She drives a more inclusive use of data to enhance digital rights and gender equity through various data, research and policy projects. These include Women’s Rights Online and the Open Data Barometer. She also works on... Read More →
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Lindsay Ferris

Open data researcher, Cadasta
Biography: Lindsay is an open data researcher at Cadasta and current MSc candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute. Before coming to Cadasta, Lindsay worked at the Sunlight Foundation where she provided resources and trainings to transparency NGOs across the globe on how to integrate... Read More →
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Danny Lämmerhirt

Researcher, Open Knowledge International
Biography: Danny is a researcher working with Open Knowledge International were he also coordinates OKI's research. His interests focus on the politics of data, audit cultures and evidence-based politics, open science and the social effects of quantification. Danny dedicates his research... Read More →
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Fernando Perini

Senior Program Specialist - OD4D Program Manager, IDRC / Open Data for Development
Fernando Perini is a Senior Program Specialist at Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), where he coordinates the Open Data for Development (OD4D) Network.The OD4D Network aims to scale open data solutions that have been proven to work around. The OD4D Network... Read More →
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Claudia Schwegmann

Board Member, Open Knowledge Foundation Germany (OKF)
Biography: Claudia Schwegmann is Board Member of the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany (OKF) and team lead of the 2030 Watch project of the OKF to monitor the SDG implementation in high income countries. She has been an activist for transparency and open data in development finance... Read More →

Friday October 7, 2016 08:30 - 09:30
Room E