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4th International Open Data Conference
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Vivien Deparday

The World Bank Group
Disaster Risk Management Specialist
United States
Title proposal: Open data for resilience initiative: principles and experiences from the field.

Biography: Vivien Deparday is a Disaster Risk Management Specialist at the Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction (GFDRR) at the World Bank. He leads GFDRR's Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI). He has been a member of the Innovation Lab for four years, supporting World Bank teams across the globe by providing technical and strategic assistance to help governments to better collect, share, and use information, as well as develop tools and build long-term capacity to support decisions to reduce the impact of disasters. Prior to joining GFDRR, Mr. Deparday worked at the Social Planning Council of Ottawa, helping the non-profit sector to leverage geospatial technology and data for better program planning. He has also worked at the University of Waterloo as a research assistant on crowdsourcing and community mapping, and at GISSmartware as a consultant developing geospatial tools for urban asset management. A native of France, Mr. Deparday holds a master's degree in geomatics from the University of Waterloo, Canada and an engineering degree from the École Centrale de Lille, France.