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Friday, September 28 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Smart Cities and Open Data

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Cities present the greatest potential for open data to result in transparency and social or economic impact as they are hubs for creativity, skilled labour, and investment, making them natural sources of new open data-based solutions. The smart city trend provides even greater opportunities for open data-driven transparency and economic growth while presenting a number of risks to transparency, accountability, and data ownership. This session presents an urban lens to open data, reflecting in particular on discussions from the Open Cities Summit on designing open data programs to solve civic problems, using open procurement data to deliver results, the changing roles of advocates in open smart cities, and global open cities initiatives to strengthen climate change resilience. The audience will be invited to discuss the tensions between open data principles and urgent development needs in cities, and the opportunities to scale city networks in the global open data movement

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Jean-Noe Landry

Executive Director, Open North
Jean-Noé Landry is a social entrepreneur and Executive Director of OpenNorth. As an civic open government activists, he convenes data stakeholders, promotes data standardization, and connects governments to their data constituents. As a co-founder of Montreal Ouvert (whose mission... Read More →

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Katya Abazajian

Open Cities Director, Sunlight Foundation
Katya directs the Sunlight Foundation's Open Cities team in sharing best practices on open data policy and practice across the What Works Cities network to bring the benefits of local government data to residents. As a primary author on Sunlight’s Tactical Data Engagement framework... Read More →
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Alvaro Herrero

Subsecretario de Gestión Estratégica y Calidad Institucional, City of Buenos Aires
Álvaro Herrero es un experto en gobernabilidad, transparencia y estado de derecho con amplia experiencia en América Latina. Ha trabajado a nivel nacional e internacional con ONGs y organizaciones internacionales como el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo, el Diálogo Interamericano... Read More →
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Panthea Lee

Principal, Reboot
Panthea specializes in the applications of ethnography, design, and technology in advancing inclusive development and accountable governance. She has led initiatives to improve human development outcomes in over 20 countries, including Afghanistan, Indonesia, Libya, and Nigeria. Her... Read More →
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Eric Reese

Director of Training, John Hopkins University
Working on data literacy, community engagement, and training with governments (mostly cities) around the world.

Friday September 28, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT-03