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Friday, September 28 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Open Data in Latin America & Caribbean

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Open Data in Latin America and the Caribbean has shown notable gains during the last five years, and the achievements are numerous. More governments have advanced in the establishment of national open data policies, while the regional ecosystem has flourished, taking on joint agreements in the use of open data to combat violence against women and corruption, among others. Multiple Presidential mandates have placed open data at the top of the regional political agenda. Also, the Open Data Latin American Initiative (ILDA) and the Caribbean Open Institute (COI) had collaborated to support a great deal of progress in the two regions. Although it hasn’t been easy, perhaps the region is on the brink of even further growth on open data, given the level of readiness in multiple countries. In this session, we will first reflect on how the region was able to advance in light of the recent achievements, while on the other hand, analyze on how best to continue moving forward at a vibrant pace and consistency that embraces all countries.

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Mike Mora

Gestion Publica Efectiva/Effective Public Management, OEA
Español al pie -----DC based Specialist at the Organization of American States (OAS) with the Secretariat for Hemispheric Affairs. He is responsible for a portfolio of OAS programs on public management, including open and digital government, the Network of Electronic Government Authorities... Read More →

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Ana Gabriel Z. Aponte

Project Development Manager on Transparency, Hivos
Part of the "Freedom & Accountability" team in Hivos for Latin America and the Caribbean as Senior Advisor on Open Government and Transparency.Member of open government, human rights and feminist organizations.Former Vice Minister on Political Affairs and Citizen Dialogue in the Ministry... Read More →
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Juan Manuel Casanueva

Executive Director, SocialTIC
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Silvana Fumega

Director, Global Data Barometer
Silvana Fumega is currently the Director of the Global Data Barometer as well as the Research and Policy Lead of the Latin American Initiative for Open Data (ILDA).She holds a Ph.D. (University of Tasmania, Australia). In the past few years, she has focused her work on Open Government... Read More →
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Yamila García

Directora Ejecutiva, Conocimiento Abierto
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Maurice McNaughton

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 software, open data, mobile and cloud computing... Read More →
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Arturo Muente

InterAmerican Development Bank
Over 20 years of experience in open development, telecommunications, and financial services. Currently, I am working on digital government innovation projects, including the civil registry and identity agenda, open data, and data analytics for the public sector.

Ubaldus Raymond

Minister of Public Service, Government of St. Lucia
Dr. Ubaldus Raymond is the Minister responsible for the Department of Public Service, and also serves as a Minister in the Ministry of Finance in the Government of Saint Lucia. These two government agencies are central in the development and implementation of Saint Lucia's Open Data... Read More →
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Natalia Sampietro

Directora de Datos Publicos, Secretaria de Gobierno de Modernización de la República Argentina
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Fabrizio Scrollini

Executive Director, ILDA
Executive director of the Open Data Latin American Initiative (ILDA), and member of the Open Data Network for Development (OD4D). He co-founded Abrelatam and the Open Data Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean and is one of the Lead Stewards of the International... Read More →

Friday September 28, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am GMT-03
Highway Room