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Friday, September 28 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Future of Open Data Debate

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Mass releases of open data have not always produced the anticipated benefits. Many citizens do not even have the tools and skills to leverage the data effectively. Some experts argue that governments should start focusing on packaging high quality data in a way that makes it easier for citizens to sift through and understand. Experts from the southern and northern hemispheres will debate the future of open data with one side arguing that “open data is dead (or has lost its momentum)” and the other arguing for “long live open data”. The session will be moderated and the audience will be given an opportunity to wade in on the expert discussion.

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Jaimie Boyd

Director, Open Government, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Government of Canada

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Philip Ashlock

Director of Data & Analytics, Data.gov
Phil leads the Data & Analytics portfolio at the GSA Technology Transformation Service and serves as the Chief Architect for Data.gov. At Data.gov, he oversees an open development process and a federated architecture supporting open data and APIs across government. Previously, he... Read More →
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Carla Bonina

Assistant Professor, ILDA & Surrey Business School
I am a social scientist, Principal Researcher at ILDA and Assistant Professor in Digital Economy at Surrey Business School. My current programme of research examines how open government data fosters innovation and contributes to economic and social development in Latin America. Over... Read More →
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Joel Gurin

President and Founder, Center for Open Data Enterprise
Joel Gurin is President and Founder of the Center for Open Data Enterprise, a Washington-based nonprofit that promotes the use of open data for social and economic impact. His book Open Data Now (McGraw-Hill), written for a general audience, helped define this emerging field... Read More →
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Jocelyn Morrison

Senior Advisor – NZ Open Data Programme, Stats NZ
I'm part of the team implementing New Zealand's open data programme. With my background in user experience I'm keen to ensure we meet the needs of our users - those who work with the data our government releases (or would like government to release), and those in government agencies... Read More →

Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT-03