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Thursday, September 27
 

8:00am

9:00am

Official Welcome
Moderators
avatar for Rudi Borrmann

Rudi Borrmann

Undersecretary of Public Innovation and Open Government, Secretary of Modernization of Argentina
Undersecretary of Public Innovation and Open Government at the Secretary of Modernization of Argentina. With over a decade of experience working in the digital realm, Rudi is the creator and former director of the Innovation Lab and Open Government at Buenos Aires City Government... Read More →
avatar for Mor Rubinstein

Mor Rubinstein

Data Labs and Learning Manager, 360Giving
I am working as a data labs manager for 360Giving and as an editor for The State of Open Data publication during the day, an Open Heroine during the night (or just all the time).

Speakers
avatar for Haishan Fu

Haishan Fu

Director, Development Data Group, World Bank
Ms. Fu is the Director of World Bank’s Development Data Group, overseeing its global development monitoring and open data initiatives, surveys and other technical services, and global statistical programs such as the International Comparison Program. She also leads and coordinates... Read More →
avatar for Andrés Ibarra

Andrés Ibarra

Gabinet Deputy Chief of Government and Secretary of Modernization, Government of Argentina
Andrés Ibarra is the Deputy Chief of Cabinet of Ministers and Government Secretary of Modernization of the Argentine Republic. Previously, he had served as the Minister of Modernization for the City of Buenos Aires, as well as the Secretary of Human Resources and as Deputy Secretary... Read More →
avatar for Horacio Rodriguez Larreta

Horacio Rodriguez Larreta

Head of Government, Buenos Aires City
En el año 2002 trabajé con Mauricio Macri en la creación y desarrollo de Compromiso para el Cambio, partido del cual fui vicepresidente. Actualmente soy presidente del PRO en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires y continúo desempeñándome como Jefe de Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Ai... Read More →
avatar for Fernando Perini

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 →


Thursday September 27, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am
Auditorium Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

9:30am

Opening Plenary: The Future is Open
The end of 2018 will mark 10 years since the idea of open data started to gain global traction, and the open data community has grown significantly over this past decade. Working to simply make data publicly available is no longer the sole focus of every conversation, program, or initiative related to open data. The movement is shifting to building open data initiatives that target real world problems or embed open data into existing sectoral or interest-based communities of practice. An increasingly sophisticated network of projects, initiatives, and community collaborations have begun to make data truly useful in addressing a myriad of issues facing citizens and their governments around the world.

Moderators
avatar for Gonzalo Iglesias

Gonzalo Iglesias

National Director, Public Data and Information, Government of Argentina
avatar for Mor Rubinstein

Mor Rubinstein

Data Labs and Learning Manager, 360Giving
I am working as a data labs manager for 360Giving and as an editor for The State of Open Data publication during the day, an Open Heroine during the night (or just all the time).

Speakers
avatar for Amir Banifatemi

Amir Banifatemi

General Manger & AI Lead / Founder AI for Good Global, XPRIZE
How AI and Open Data can contribute to major progress in tackling humanity's largest challenges. | How can we make data universally used by everyone.
avatar for Francesca Perucci

Francesca Perucci

Chief, Statistical Services Branch, United Nations Statistical Division
avatar for Sanjay Pradhan

Sanjay Pradhan

Chief Executive Officer, Open Government Partnership


Thursday September 27, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Auditorium Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

10:30am

Coffee Break
Thursday September 27, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
Foyer Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

11:00am

Open Data Design Sprint
We will conduct a workshop in which we will go through all the stages of a Design Sprint (http://www.gv.com/sprint/): Idea, Build, Launch Learn,  in an hour for an Open Data Product:
- First we will share ideas of Open Data Products
- We will build a napkin prototype with the help of Product Managers
- We will launch our Prototype within ourselves
- We will share iterate our napkin prototype with the ideas received from testing

Even though participant won’t get to create and prototype their idea in the session, they will understand the framework for creating better Products and leave with tools to iterate their ideas to produce better Open Data products.

Participants will also receive a package with instructions to replicate this training in their own countries and organizations


Moderators
avatar for Paulina Bustos

Paulina Bustos

Growth, Cívica Digital
Engineer and Technologist of social interest. She co-founded Cívica Digital, a tech company that creates technology to strengthen citizenship around the world. Collaborates with @CodeandoMexico @OpenHeroines and worked on other countries in LATAM, such as Brazil. She also teaches... Read More →

Speakers

Thursday September 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 3 Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

11:00am

The State of Open Data
In this panel, we will introduce the State of Open Data research project.  What can the last 10 years tell us about the future of open data? We will present the historical timeline of open data, discuss findings to date on different themes, stakeholders, and regions. We will also discuss the challenges and the opportunities for open data that are emerging from the research. This plenary will feature members of the State of Open Data editorial team and some of the authors that have contributed to the report. The audience will have a chance to interact to the research, ask questions, and provide feedback that might be fed into the final report! 

Moderators
avatar for Mor Rubinstein

Mor Rubinstein

Data Labs and Learning Manager, 360Giving
I am working as a data labs manager for 360Giving and as an editor for The State of Open Data publication during the day, an Open Heroine during the night (or just all the time).

Speakers
avatar for Ana Brandusescu

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 →
avatar for Michael Cañares

Michael Cañares

Senior Research Manager of Digital Citizenship, World Wide Web Foundation - Open Data Lab Jakarta
Miko is the Senior Research Manager for Digital Citizenship at the Web Foundation. He has more than ten years of research and development work experience at a progressive pace — from community-based project management to regional development, with most of his work rooted mainly... Read More →
avatar for Craig Hammer

Craig Hammer

Program Manager, The World Bank
Craig Hammer is Program Manager at the World Bank, and Secretary of the World Bank’s Development Data Council. He specializes in evidence-based governance reforms, with particular emphasis on open government and open data initiatives. His work at the World Bank has included strengthening... Read More →
avatar for Catherine Weaver

Catherine Weaver

Associate Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas


Thursday September 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Chamber Hall Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

11:00am

Mapeando la tecnología cívica y los datos abiertos en América Latina
En los últimos 5 años ha emergido en América Latina una generación de activistas, empresas, start ups, empresas y gobierns  han avanzado una agenda de apertura y uso de la tecnología cívica de manera ambiciosa. ¿Pero que ha funcionado  y que no ha funcionado en este tiempo? ¿Quiénes son y cuáles son sus características? ¿Cómo podemos ayudar a potenciar este ecosistema y cuáles son sus límites? En esta sesión exploramos estas preguntas de la maneo de una nueva herramienta para visualizar y potenciar estas conexiones con una visión de Latinoamericana

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In the last 5 years a new generation of activists, businesses, start-ups and governments advanced an ambitious agenda of openness and use of civic tech. ¿Who are they and which are they characteristics? ¿How can we enable this eco-system and which limits does it face? In this session we explore these questions guided by a new tool to visualize and foster collaboration in this ecosystem from a Latin American perspective

Moderators
avatar for Silvana Fumega

Silvana Fumega

Research and Policy Director, ILDA
Silvana Fumega is currently 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 Data and Freedom of Information policies. She... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Carla Bonina

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 →
avatar for Juan Pablo Marín Díaz

Juan Pablo Marín Díaz

Director, Datasketch
Data Scientist working with Data for Social Good.
avatar for Arturo Muente

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.


Thursday September 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Highway Room Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

11:00am

Open Data + Accountability & Anti-Corruption
This Impact Session will be made up of 3-4 moderated “Ignite“ presentations (8- 10 minutes max) showcasing concrete examples of open data in action within the Accountability and Anti-Corruption thematic sector.

Moderators
avatar for Jorge Florez

Jorge Florez

Global Integrity

Speakers
avatar for Isabelle Adam

Isabelle Adam

Government Transparency Institute
avatar for Anastasiya Kozlovtseva

Anastasiya Kozlovtseva

Transparency International Ukraine


Thursday September 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 1 Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

11:00am

Open Data + Transportation
This Impact Session will be made up of 3-4 moderated “Ignite“ presentations (8- 10 minutes max) showcasing concrete examples of open data in action within the Transportation thematic sector.

Moderators
avatar for Julian Rojas

Julian Rojas

PhD Researcher, University of Ghent - imec
Julian is a Semantic Web and Open Data researcher working on data publishing mechanisms that maximize adoption and interoperability in the public transportation sector.

Speakers
avatar for Emiliano Actis Dato

Emiliano Actis Dato

Analytics Architect, IBM
Analytics Architect at IBM Argentina, focused on understanding client needs and designing/building technical solutions that involve analytics capabilities. Specialised in Data Governance solutions. | @emiactisdato
avatar for Mary Loitsker

Mary Loitsker

Manager of Community and Government Relations, Public Knowledge Workshop
Mary works at the Public Knowledge Workshop (Hasadna in Hebrew) - an Israeli NGO that advocates for open government and civic engagement. Hasadna serves as an accelerator for open-data open-source initiatives developed by volunteers in a variety of fields, such as public transport... Read More →
avatar for Camilo Urbano

Camilo Urbano

Head of Urban Planning and Data Research, despacio.org
MSc. Regional and Urban Planning of the London School of Economics - LSE. Political Scientist and Philosopher of Los Andes University, Colombia. With ten years of experience in designing and assessing public policies of urban planning, development, sustainable transport and infrastructure... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 2 Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

11:00am

Open Data Under Threat
Faced with changing political winds and priorities, some open data initiatives around the world are stalling. Recent political events in the US and Europe have led to a loss of faith in government, while research on the sustainability of open data portals in Europe have highlighted issues with maintaining political support and funding.

At the same time, emerging markets – such as Mexico, Argentina, Ukraine and Philippines – are recognising open data as a tool for economic development and innovation. But these initiatives need to tread a fine line between openness and the protection of people’s privacy. 

A preeminent panel of leaders will share their predictions on the future of the open data movement, and debate and discuss practical recommendations for how the sector can reorganise and collaborate to achieve greater impact
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Moderators
avatar for Alex Howard

Alex Howard

E-PluribusUnum.org

Speakers
avatar for Paula Forteza

Paula Forteza

Member of Parliament, Assemblée Nationale
avatar for Jeni Tennison

Jeni Tennison

CEO, Open Data Institute


Thursday September 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Auditorium Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

12:00pm

Data for the People: Making Data Accessible Through Visualization and Data Literacy Training
Data for the people: How to make complex data accessible through visualisation and data-literacy training?
 In the first part of this session Michael from “Golda Strategies” will review case studies of translating complex policy and data into infographics accessible to low-literacy communities in Liberia, Ghana. In the second part, Mary from The Public Knowledge Workshop will discuss data literacy programmes for journalists and CSOs conducted in Ukraine and Israel. The session will cover case studies, methodological insights and best practices on how to develop similar tools. It will address budget and spending data, extractive industry transparency, along with new information dissemination methods.

Moderators
avatar for Michael Ben Aharon

Michael Ben Aharon

Founder & CEO, Golda Strategies
avatar for Mary Loitsker

Mary Loitsker

Manager of Community and Government Relations, Public Knowledge Workshop
Mary works at the Public Knowledge Workshop (Hasadna in Hebrew) - an Israeli NGO that advocates for open government and civic engagement. Hasadna serves as an accelerator for open-data open-source initiatives developed by volunteers in a variety of fields, such as public transport... Read More →

Thursday September 27, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 3 Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

12:00pm

Open Contracting for Infrastructure
McKinsey Global Institute estimates that $57tn of global infrastructure investment is required from 2013 to 2030 in order to provide the roads, airports, water services, hospitals and schools that will deliver development and growth. Yet 10 - 30% of infrastructure investment is lost through inefficiency, mismanagement and corruption. A key theme in the upcoming 2018 G20 will be infrastructure investment, and the anti-corruption working group of the G20 are focussing on addressing challenges in infrastructure through conflict of interest disclosure. Yet infrastructure has not yet been a theme within IODC.

This panel will bring together high-level speakers to showcase what they are doing on open contracting for infrastructure, and how the different actors in this space are working together on unified open data.  Drawing on lessons from the Open Contracting Data Standard and CoST’s Infrastructure Transparency Initiative Disclosure Principles, this session will launch the first alpha of the Open Contracting for Infrastructure Data Specification for feedback from the audience.  We will also hear from Open Contracting implementers, such as CoST Honduras on their experience of testing this model on PPP projects as well as from the Global Infrastructure Hub, a G20 Initiative dedicated to increasing the flow and quality of infrastructure projects around the world through shared data, knowledge and leading practices.

Moderators
avatar for Bernadine Fernz

Bernadine Fernz

Head of Infrastructure, Open Contracting Partnership
Bernadine is the Head of Infrastructure for the Open Contracting Partnership. An infrastructure governance specialist and multi-stakeholder working expert, she works with governments, industry and civil society to transform public infrastructure procurement through open contracting.Before... Read More →

Speakers
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Morag Baird

Global Infrastructure Hub Senior Manager
DD

Duncan Dewhurst

Co-Director Open Data Services
avatar for Evelyn Hernandez

Evelyn Hernandez

Global Technical Adviser, CoST - Construction Sector Transparency Initiative


Thursday September 27, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Microcinema Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

12:00pm

Strengthening Global Commitments to Open Data
Bringing together key stakeholders from international agencies and national statistics offices, this session will take stock of the global commitments to open data and investigate the extent to which international initiatives have been supportive of the expansion of open data. Key questions for the session include: How have such initiatives provided strategic direction and encouragement to the open data movement? What else is needed to harness and strengthen international support and commitments to open data? We will hear diverse perspectives from the panelists before opening up the floor for a discussion with the audience.

Moderators
avatar for Shaida Badiee

Shaida Badiee

Open Data Watch

Speakers
avatar for Laura Bacon

Laura Bacon

Omidyar
avatar for Ania Calderon

Ania Calderon

Executive Director, Open Data Charter
Ania is the Executive Director of the Open Data Charter, a collaboration between between governments and expert organisations working to open up data based on a shared set of global principles. From 2012-2016, she served as General Director of Open Data for the National Digital Strategy... Read More →
avatar for Sumir Lal

Sumir Lal

Director, World Bank
avatar for Hernán Muñoz

Hernán Muñoz

National Director of Planning and Institutional and International Relations of INDEC, Argentina, INDEC - Argentina


Thursday September 27, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Chamber Hall Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

12:00pm

Big Data and Consent in the Use Of Data
Over the last years, the development of various specific devices and data processing tools have allowed the univocal identification of individuals advancing in order to determine patterns of behavior using them for many different purposes, both by the public and private sectors.

Recently, the problem has been addressed by discussing the need for specific regulations (for example the EU - GDPR), but the challenges about regulations are enormous.

In the technical panel, specialists and decision makers will discuss different ways of dealing with the protection of personal data, both from a perspective of public policies and legislation as well as technology and dissemination.


Moderators
avatar for Eduardo Bertoni

Eduardo Bertoni

En la Agencia de Acceso a la Información Pública, garantizamos el derecho de acceso a la información pública, promovemos medidas de transparencia activa y la protección de los datos personales.

Speakers
AD

Agustina del Campo

Centro de Estudios en Libertad de Expresión y Acceso a la Información de la Universidad de Palermo
avatar for Santiago Gini

Santiago Gini

Sr. Legal and Compliance Manager, OLX
OLX Sr. Legal and Compliance Manager. Advisor at Internet Chamber (CABASE). Centro de Estudios de Tecnología y Sociedad, Universidad de San Andrés.
avatar for Valeria Milanes

Valeria Milanes

ADC Digital


Thursday September 27, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Highway Room Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

12:00pm

Open Data + Agriculture
This Impact Session will be made up of 3-4 moderated “Ignite“ presentations (8- 10 minutes max) showcasing concrete examples of open data in action within the Agriculture thematic sector.

Moderators
avatar for Ruthie Musker

Ruthie Musker

Strategic Projects and Partnerships Lead, Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition
Ruthie Musker is the Strategic Projects and Partnerships Lead at the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) Initiative. She oversees GODAN’s Partner Network of over 750 partners including governments, industry, foundations, NGOs and farmer organizations. Her current... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Patrícia Bertin

Patrícia Bertin

Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (Embrapa)
I am an information manager and scientist at Embrapa --- the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation --- and a co-chair of the Interest Group on Agricultural Data of the Research Data Alliance. Some themes of particular interest are: Information and Knowledge Management, Research... Read More →
avatar for Dongpo Deng

Dongpo Deng

Researcher, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan
avatar for Rob Lokers

Rob Lokers

Project manager ICT, Wageningen University & Research
data science, (impact of) open data, research ICT, data dissemination and visualisation
avatar for Carlos Rozo

Carlos Rozo

Digital Government Director, Government of Colombia
Entrepreneur and Systems Engineer with an MBA from Universidad de los Andes and with studies from the Manchester Business School, United Kingdom. In the Ministry of Information Technology and Communications I have served as Director of Apps.co and I am currently the Director of Digital... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 1 Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

12:00pm

Open Data + Urban Development
This Impact Session will be made up of 3-4 moderated “Ignite“ presentations (8- 10 minutes max) showcasing concrete examples of open data in action within the Urban Development thematic sector.

Moderators
avatar for Jean-Noe Landry

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Federico Bayle

Federico Bayle

Co-founder, Dymaxion Labs
I'm co-founder of Dymaxion Labs. My background is in economics and data science. Currently I'm working on machine learning applications on satellite and drone imagery, to scaling large field surveys in an automated way.
avatar for Abdoul Malick Tapsoba

Abdoul Malick Tapsoba

Manager, Burkina Open Data Initiative
Malick is an Open Data Specialist. He culminates 7-years of leadership experience at ANPTIC (www.anptic.gov.bf) where He works currently as Manager of the Burkina Open Data Initiative (BODI). | He successfully engaged Government’s bodies and Civil Society Organizations in Open... Read More →
avatar for Margarita Yépez V.

Margarita Yépez V.

Co-Fundadora, Datalat
(@margaritayepezv) Co-fundadora de Datalat, empredimiento ecuatoriano que promueve el uso efectivo de los datos abiertos y la tecnología para promover soluciones innovadoras a problemas locales. (MSc) Negocios Internacionales, trabaja con proyectos de industrias creativas y tecnología... Read More →
avatar for Mónica Villegas

Mónica Villegas

Project manager, Corona Foundation
Anthropologist from the Los Andes University with master's degrees in Development Policies at the Institute of Economic and Social Development Studies of the University of Paris I Pantheon-Sobornne and in Geography, Territorial Planning and Urbanism of the Institute of Latin America... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2 Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

12:00pm

Gender and Open Data - What's Next?
A talk show in which we will talk about what does it mean to have a safe space for women and why it is important in the open data spaces  - and how to build these safe spaces in your organizational culture to represent the gender perspective needed in our work. We will answer important questions, such as: Do your Gender projects need to be run by women or non-binary people? What are the challenges for women working with open data? How can we can deal with them? What are the opportunities to increase the engagement of women with open data? What would an open data ecosystem that is really by women, about women and for women look like?

Moderators
avatar for Sarah Orton-Vipond

Sarah Orton-Vipond

Manager, Business Development and Partnerships, Development Gateway
Sarah leads business development and strategic partnerships at DG. She focuses on promoting efficiency, effectiveness, and impact through data and technology use. Sarah supports DG's Results Data Initiative development agency programming, focusing on promoting tools, skills, and incentives... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Hera Hussain

Hera Hussain

Open Contracting
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Silvia Lospennato

Parliament Member, Congress of Argentina
avatar for Emma Prest

Emma Prest

Executive Director, DataKind UK


Thursday September 27, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Auditorium Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

1:00pm

Lunch
Thursday September 27, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Foyer Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

2:00pm

Is Open Data Working For Women?
The session will discuss and share research findings, lessons learned, and challenges on access and use of open data — to determine how it can be improved to better support women across the globe.

The session format will be campfire to help foster a group discussion and peer-to-peer learning, with multiple small groups (mini-campfires).

Moderators
avatar for Ana Brandusescu

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 →
avatar for Paulina Bustos

Paulina Bustos

Growth, Cívica Digital
Engineer and Technologist of social interest. She co-founded Cívica Digital, a tech company that creates technology to strengthen citizenship around the world. Collaborates with @CodeandoMexico @OpenHeroines and worked on other countries in LATAM, such as Brazil. She also teaches... Read More →
avatar for Michael Cañares

Michael Cañares

Senior Research Manager of Digital Citizenship, World Wide Web Foundation - Open Data Lab Jakarta
Miko is the Senior Research Manager for Digital Citizenship at the Web Foundation. He has more than ten years of research and development work experience at a progressive pace — from community-based project management to regional development, with most of his work rooted mainly... Read More →
avatar for Jean-Noe Landry

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 →

Thursday September 27, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 3 Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

2:00pm

Climate Change & Natural Hazards - Global versus Local Data
In recent years, we have witnessed a surge in satellite imageries and other global datasets being made available as open data, providing significant resources and tools for policymakers and population on the ground.

However, when it comes to natural hazards and climate change, earth observation, even when processed through AI, can hardly replace all data produced locally. Think about population surveys, historical records of hazards events and all other locally owned information necessary to quantify vulnerability and risk accurately.

In this session, we intend to discuss the state of open data for reducing vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change, and how to make progress both at global and local scales and where we should focus our common efforts.

The Open Data for Resilience initiative from GFDRR / World Bank Group will present the Open Data for Resilience Index and the Open Cities project both supporting governments and people to improve open data for resilience in their area. The World Resources institute will go though its recent initiatives in the field of climate change data. The Humanitarian Data Exchange from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs will introduce its platform and discuss the need for more linkages between humanitarian, climate change and natural hazards data. Finally, we will have two case studies from the Resilience Office of Buenos aires as well as from Open Data Soft who has been working with the city of Mexico.

Moderators
avatar for Grace Doherty

Grace Doherty

Geospatial Specialist, OpenDRI / GFDRR / World Bank
A teacher-trainer in open data and geospatial solutions to disaster risk management. Let's talk about how we can better communicate risk and increase resilience through open data collection, sharing, and use. Specializing in community mapping through Open Cities Africa.

Speakers
avatar for Pierre Chrzanowski

Pierre Chrzanowski

Open Data Specialist, GFDRR / World Bank Group
I work with the Open Data for Resilience Initiative under GFDRR / World Bank Group supporting people and governments to apply open data principles for natural hazards and climate change issues. You want to track and improve open data for resilience in your country. Let's talk!
avatar for Angeles Navarro

Angeles Navarro

Iberoamerica, OpenDataSoft
Mexican activist, in charge of iberoamerica for OpenDataSoft. | We are a cloud based open data platform, that allows users to easily understand data through intuitive visualizations and dashboards, as well as generating an automated API for advanced users to reuse even real time... Read More →
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Jeffrey Villaveces

Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX)
avatar for Jesse Worker

Jesse Worker

Associate, World Resources Institute
I create governance diagnostics, analysis, and guidance with the aim of helping stakeholders make climate and environmental governance more transparent, inclusive, and accountable to drive more effective and equitable outcomes. That work more recently includes understanding the challenges... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Microcinema Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

2:00pm

Government Open Data Teams: The Key to Successful Implementation and Delivery
This session explores what it takes to build open data teams in government, capable of leading the successful implementation of policies and overarching strategies. In the last decade, several governments have invested at a national and local level in the establishment of open data teams or open data task-forces. But what do they look like? Are they able to scale? We explore the challenges of setting up open data teams in Europe and Latin America, and their most promising projects and practices, to distill lessons on what works and what doesn’t.

Moderators
avatar for Barbara Ubaldi

Barbara Ubaldi

Senior Project Manager, Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development

Speakers
avatar for Gonzalo Iglesias

Gonzalo Iglesias

National Director, Public Data and Information, Government of Argentina
avatar for Mauko Quiroga

Mauko Quiroga

Product Manager, Etalab, France
Mauko Quiroga is a Product Manager specialising in digital public service delivery. Since 2016, he engages in the co-creation of a government for the 21st century, as a permanent member of Etalab. Today, Mauko works with the OpenFisca team, to facilitate collaboration between Parliament... Read More →
avatar for Paul Stone

Paul Stone

Open Data Programme, New Zealand
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Thom Townsend

Head of Data Policy at Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), UK


Thursday September 27, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Chamber Hall Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

2:00pm

Datos para el desarrollo: construyendo las capacidades en América Latina
En este espacio se presentan casos que demuestran como avanzar la construcción de capacidades para el uso de datos en temas claves para América Latina tales cómo la lucha contra la corrupción, la transparencia del gobierno y  la mejora del sector público. A través de ejemplos prácticos en los casos de Costa Rica, Bolivia y Guatemala, en el sector público y la sociedad civil, este espacio reflexiona sobre el camino futuro de la creación de capacidades en América Latina.

This space introduces cases that show how to build capacities to promote the use of open data in key topics for LatinAmerica such as fighting corruption, government transparency and improving public service delivery. Through cases coming from the public sector and civil society in Bolivia, Costa Rica and Guatemala  we reflect on the way forward to build capacities for open data use in Latin America

Moderators
avatar for Javiera Atenas

Javiera Atenas

Coordinadora de Educación, Iniciativa Latinoamericana por los Datos Abiertos (ILDA)
Es Doctora en Educación por la Universitat de Barcelona y senior teaching fellow de la Higher Education Academy del Reino Unido.Actualmente, es Coordinadora de Educación en ILDA, coordina el grupo de trabajo en educación abierta de Open Knowledge International, es  y es profe... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Juan Manual Casanueva

Juan Manual Casanueva

Executive Director, SocialTIC
Executive Director
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Eliana Quiroz

National officer open contract Bolivia, Hivos
Activista boliviana por derechos digitales. Trabajo en el proyecto de Contrataciones abiertas en Hivos-Bolivia. Temas de interés: derechos humanos, seguridad, datos abiertos, generación de capacidades
avatar for Daniel Villatoro

Daniel Villatoro

Training and Content at School of Data Latinamerica, SocialTic / Escuela de Datos
I coordinate School of Data chapter in spanish, Escuela de Datos. I work in the mexican organization SocialTIC providing training in open data and digital communications. I founded the Data Art Project as a way to highlight the use of data for a wider audience in a more tangible... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Highway Room Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

2:00pm

Open Data + Crime & Justice
This Impact Session will be made up of 3-4 moderated “Ignite“ presentations (8- 10 minutes max) showcasing concrete examples of open data in action within the Crime & Justice thematic sector.

Moderators
avatar for Julio Gabriel Mercado

Julio Gabriel Mercado

Ministry of Justice of Argentina
I am a political scientist, currently working at the Argentinian Ministry of Justice's open data initiative, the Open Justice Program.

Speakers
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Monica Meltis

Directora Ejecutiva, Data Cívica
Buscamos revelar datos que detonan cambios a través de la investigación, el desarrollo de tecnologías, la generación de contenidos y el fortalecimiento de capacidades. Cumpliendo con ello, visualizamos una ciudadanía empoderada que es capaz de... Read More →
avatar for Maria Lorena Tula del Moral

Maria Lorena Tula del Moral

Jueza de Primera Instancia Penal,Contravencional y de Faltas, Poder Judicial de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Soy abogada, egresada de la Universidad de Buenos Aires.Continué mi formación académica en esa casa de estudios obteniendo el titulo de posgrado en Especialista en Administración de Justicia, donde también cursé la Maestría en Magistratura y la Carrera de Especialización en... Read More →
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Román Sugo

CÍVICO
Politólogo. Co-Funador de CÍVICO una organización de la sociedad civil que busca promover y profundizar la transparencia, la rendición de cuentas y la participación ciudadana en Uruguay . Fellow OEA en Gobierno Abierto 2016


Thursday September 27, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 1 Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

2:00pm

Open Data + Extractives
This Impact Session will be made up of 3-4 moderated “Ignite“ presentations (8- 10 minutes max) showcasing concrete examples of open data in action within the Extractives sector.

Moderators
avatar for Anders Pedersen

Anders Pedersen

Senior Open Data Officer, Natural Resource Governance Institute

Speakers
avatar for Anatolii Bondarenko

Anatolii Bondarenko

Data journalism, editor, Texty
I’m a co-founder (in 2010) of Texty.org.ua - independent media outlet based in Kyiv. Till 2015 I was an author of most interactive visualizations published on the site. Since 2015 I’m a head of Texty’s data journalism team. Besides this I 've authored a popular course about... Read More →
avatar for Santiago J. Dondo

Santiago J. Dondo

Regional Director, Latin America and the Caribbean, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
Santiago J. Dondo is an expert in law and public policy related to the extractive industries. He is the Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean at the EITI. In December 2015 he was appointed as Undersecretary of Mining Policy by the Argentine National Government. Previously... Read More →
avatar for Zira Quaghe John

Zira Quaghe John

Nigeria Officer, Natural Resource Governance Institute
Zira leads country research and drives dissemination and uptake of open data projects. Before joining NRGI, Zira worked as a consultant on several donor-funded mining, oil and gas, and power programs in Nigeria, Afghanistan and Ukraine | Zira specializes in developing and strengthening... Read More →
avatar for Aye Kyithar Swe

Aye Kyithar Swe

Myanmar Senior Officer, Natural Resource Governance Institute
All in the context of a developing country with poor data, vested interests and loads of misperceptions: Use of open data for advocacy and policy-making in extractives // Beneficial ownership disclosure // Data management and transparency in government institutions


Thursday September 27, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 2 Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

2:00pm

Open Data and the Private Sector: Breaking Down the Walls
This roundtable will showcase the many ways the private sector leverages and contributes to the open
data ecosystem. It will demonstrate the roles the private sector can play, identify the main challenges for governments and NGOs in engaging the private sector, and explore ways to fully engage the private sector to build the future of open data.

Over the past several years, the benefits of open data for the private sector have become more and more clear. Private-sector companies are using open data to improve their operations, launch new products and services, and innovate in many ways that have economic benefits. Private-sector companies have also started to contribute to the open data ecosystem by sharing their own datasets.

But despite the potential, there is still a gap between government open data providers and the businesses with an interest in their data. Government data stewards may be unaware of how their data is being used, and how it could be used even more effectively if it were made more relevant, useful, and accessible for the private sector. Conversely, companies may be unaware of the business value of government data, and may have no connection to the government leaders who could help supply that data to them. We still need to break down the walls between government and the private sector to realize the full business and economic value that open data can provide.

This roundtable will showcase the many ways in which the private sector leverages and contributes to the open data ecosystem, to highlight successes and find ways to build on them. Participants from diverse regions will show how private-sector organizations, ranging from small companies to large corporations, generate value as data users, data intermediaries, and data providers. The session will begin with lightning talks from each participant and continue with a group discussion of issues and solutions to foster private-sector use of open data.

Moderators
avatar for Joel Gurin

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 fie... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Carla Bonina

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 →
avatar for Emiliano Actis Dato

Emiliano Actis Dato

Analytics Architect, IBM
Analytics Architect at IBM Argentina, focused on understanding client needs and designing/building technical solutions that involve analytics capabilities. Specialised in Data Governance solutions. | @emiactisdato
avatar for Leonida Mutuku

Leonida Mutuku

CEO, Intelipro
Entrepreneur. Data Scientist. Researcher.
avatar for Carlos Sarraute

Carlos Sarraute

Director of Research, Grandata & Wibson
Carlos Sarraute is Director of Research at Grandata and Wibson, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He studied Mathematics at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) – in his M.Sc. thesis he applied neural networks to a classification problem arising from the field of Information Security... Read More →
avatar for Jeni Tennison

Jeni Tennison

CEO, Open Data Institute
avatar for Stefaan Verhulst

Stefaan Verhulst

Chief Research and Development Officer, The GovLab @NYU
Seeking to establish a practice and evidence base on how to leverage science and technology toward improving lives and enhancing governance. Many of our recent projects focus on open data and data collaboratives - a new kind of public private partnerships across sectors to exchange... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Auditorium Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

3:00pm

The Economic Impact of Open Data
Economic impact is a key driver of the adoption of open data by both government and industry. However, the open data sector is still struggling to understand how best to measure and frame economic impact. 
In recent years, there have been several attempts to measure the macro economic impact at global, regional, national and sector levels. For example, the European Data Portal (EDP) conducted an overview of the economic benefits of open data in Europe. In April of this year, the Ukraine released the results of a national economic impact assessment. While other studies have attempted to measure the value of open data in a particular sector eg transport. Various research methodologies have piloted, but there is still no consistent approach for conducting economic impact assessments.
In this workshop, speakers from a range of contexts will highlight recent research efforts through a case study approach. Participants are invited to share examples from their own work, and contribute to developing a shared research agenda.

Moderators
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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 →

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Ubaldi

Barbara Ubaldi

Senior Project Manager, Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development
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Martin Wasserman

Civic House


Thursday September 27, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 3 Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

3:00pm

Open Washing
Open Washing is a term we use to describe a simulation of openness. In it, an institution claims to be open and builds a discourse about it, when its actions are in fact the opposite.
In this session, we will discuss the ways in which open washing happens.
We want to understand the different roles of institutions in open washing happening and how to tackle this issue. 

Moderators
avatar for Ana Brandusescu

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 →
avatar for Oscar Montiel

Oscar Montiel

International Community Coordinator, Open Knowledge International
Oscar es un experto en datos abiertos especializado en facilitar las interacciones humanas que hacen posible la apertura de datos y el desarrollo de tecnología cívica. A través de sus experiencias involucrándose con gobiernos y sociedad civil ha desarrollado una perspectiva única... Read More →

Thursday September 27, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Microcinema Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

3:00pm

What’s Next for Data Publishing Platforms
Data publishing platforms played out an important role in the development of the open data community, allowing governments to accelerate the pace of implementation while while providing users with a more consistent approach to data consumption. With publishers transitioning quickly to open by default scenarios, platforms will be once again challenged to link both user and government needs.      

The panel will feature representatives from the CKAN, OpenDataSoft, and Junar communities to discuss what's good, what's wrong and what's next for data publishing platforms.



Moderators
avatar for Natalia Carfi

Natalia Carfi

Deputy Director, Open Data Charter

Speakers
avatar for Steven De Costa

Steven De Costa

Executive Director, Link Digital
Steven has worked in the internet and multimedia industry since 1997, founding Link Digital in 2001. He has been providing leadership from his extensive experiences in all areas of digital operations, including technical direction, management, governance, and strategy. As the owner... Read More →
avatar for Angeles Navarro

Angeles Navarro

Iberoamerica, OpenDataSoft
Mexican activist, in charge of iberoamerica for OpenDataSoft. | We are a cloud based open data platform, that allows users to easily understand data through intuitive visualizations and dashboards, as well as generating an automated API for advanced users to reuse even real time... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Chamber Hall Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

3:00pm

Datos Abiertos y Gobiernos Sub-nacionales
Las políticas de datos abiertos en gobiernos sub-nacionales han ganado notoriedad en los últimos años. Esta nueva popularidad de ciudades, municipios y estados o provincias se debe, en parte, al valor que los datos abiertos pueden materializar al estar más cerca de las comunidades y usuarios de datos. En este conversatorio, líderes de la ciudad de Buenos Aires, el municipio de Vicente Lopez, y los gobiernos estatales de Puebla y Catalunya reflexionarán sobre lo bueno, lo malo y lo feo de diseñar e implementar políticas de datos abiertos fuera del ámbito nacional. La sesión propone pensar y discutir lecciones aprendidas en contextos de habla hispana, con diversidad de puntos de vistas, y con el fin de que sean útiles para quienes impulsan iniciativas en contextos similares. 

Open data policies have gained popularity recently. In part, because cities, municipalities and state governments can deliver better value from open data given their proximity to citizens, communities and users. In this panel, open data leaders from the city of Buenos Aires, the municipality of Vicente Lopez, and the state governments of Puebla and Calalunya will reflect on the good, the bad and the ugly of driving open data policies in sub-national governments of Spanish speaking contexts. The aim is to discuss, openly, about lessons learned from diverse viewpoints to serve as reference for leaders driving open data initiatives in similar contexts. 

Moderators
avatar for Carla Bonina

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 →

Speakers
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Irina Braun

Secretaria General, Gobierno Abierto, Municipalidad de Vicente Lopez, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Tony A. Rojas Gil

Director de Gobierno Abierto, Gobierno del estado de Puebla, México
Actualmente, es director de Gobierno Abierto en la Coordinación Estatal de Transparencia y Gobierno Abierto. De 2017 a la fecha, ha posicionado a Puebla como el estado con más conjuntos de datos abiertos útiles para la ciudadanía. Su logro más reciente fue obtener el premio U-Gob... Read More →
avatar for Núria Espuny Salvadó

Núria Espuny Salvadó

Directora General de Transparencia y Datos Abiertos, Cataluña (Generalitat de Catalunya)
Ingeniera técnica en Telecomunicaciones e ingeniera superior en Electrónica. Además, realizó un Postgrado en “Gobierno y Gestión Pública en la Sociedad de la Información: e-Gobierno” | Después de una etapa en el sector privado, ha desarrollado su carrera profesional en... Read More →
avatar for Juan Vila

Juan Vila

Open Government Director, Buenos Aires City


Thursday September 27, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Highway Room Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

3:00pm

Open Data + Inclusion
This Impact Session will be made up of 3-4 moderated “Ignite“ presentations (8- 10 minutes max) showcasing concrete examples of open data in action within the Inclusion thematic sector.

Moderators
avatar for Lindsey Marchessault

Lindsey Marchessault

Director, Open Contracting Partnership
As a member of the Senior Management team of the (OCP), Lindsey is responsible for the stewardship of the Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS), managing the OCDS Helpdesk, and several of OCP’s implementation projects. In her work, she advises on policy & legal reform to implement... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Deirdre Appel

Deirdre Appel

Program Manager, Open Data Watch
As Program Manager of Open Data Watch – an international, non-profit working to bring change to organizations that produce and manage official statistical data – Deirdre is responsible for the planning and coordination of all work program activities and communication. She works... Read More →
avatar for Mercedes D'Alessandro

Mercedes D'Alessandro

Co-Founder, Economia Femini(s)ta
Mercedes D’Alessandro was born in Argentina, has a PhD in Economics (University of Buenos Aires, or UBA) and has lived in New York since 2013. She taught at UBA for more than 15 years. Her fields of specialization are Marxist Economics, Latin American economic theories, and the... Read More →
avatar for Julio Lopez

Julio Lopez

Co-founder, Datalat / School of Data
Julio López Peña is an Ecuadorian economist with more than 8 years of experience on projects and grants management, research and capacity building initiatives on public policy, sustainable development and information systems in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). He has worked... Read More →
avatar for Samhir Vasdev

Samhir Vasdev

Adviser, Digital Development, IREX
Samhir Vasdev is the Technical Adviser for Digital Development at IREX, a global development and education organization. There, Samhir drives the organization’s efforts to foster better use of data to inform decisions, learning, and action within IREX and its programs. For example... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2 Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

3:00pm

Open Data + Journalism
This Impact Session will be made up of 3-4 moderated “Ignite“ presentations (8- 10 minutes max) showcasing concrete examples of open data in action within the Journalism thematic sector.

Moderators
avatar for Eva Constantaras

Eva Constantaras

Data Journalism Advisor, Internews
Eva Constantaras is a data and investigative journalist and a trainer specialised in cross-border journalism projects to combat corruption and encourage transparency. She has worked in Latin America, Asia and East Africa on topics ranging from displacement and kidnapping by organised... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anatolii Bondarenko

Anatolii Bondarenko

Data journalism, editor, Texty
I’m a co-founder (in 2010) of Texty.org.ua - independent media outlet based in Kyiv. Till 2015 I was an author of most interactive visualizations published on the site. Since 2015 I’m a head of Texty’s data journalism team. Besides this I 've authored a popular course about... Read More →
avatar for Marcelo Giullitti

Marcelo Giullitti

Lawyer, Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia
Marcelo Giullitti Oliva is a member of the Strengthening Democratic Institutions Program at the Civil Association for Equality and Justice (ACIJ). He is a specialist in transparency, anticorruption and justice. He is the author of several publications on these topics and participated... Read More →
avatar for Natália Mazotte

Natália Mazotte

Executive Director, Open Knowledge Brasil
Natália is a data journalist and media entrepreneur who leads Open Knowledge Brazil. She has co-founded the digital magazine “Gênero e Número” and the Brazilian chapter of the data-driven news agency J++. Natalia also works as an instructor and lecturer in topics related... Read More →
avatar for Anastasia Valeeva

Anastasia Valeeva

Co-founder, School of Data Kyrgyzstan
Anastasia Valeeva is a co-founder of School of Data Kyrgyzstan, assistant professor at the American University of Central Asia, data journalism trainer and researcher. She has taught data journalism at Data Bootcamps in Montenegro and Germany, UNDP Data Journalism Summer Institutes... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 1 Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

3:00pm

AI, Privacy, & Open Data
This session brings together three communities that are not talking to each other enough, in order to chart a joint pathway forward around AI ethics, open data, privacy/surveillance. The outcome will be a coming together of these three groups around a joint data rights framework which will then be translated into regulatory and policy change. We expect to discuss policy ideas such as algorithmic transparency and data ownership.

Moderators
avatar for Gabriela Hadid

Gabriela Hadid

Investments Principal - Latin America, Omidyar Network

Speakers
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J. Carlos Lara

Policy Director, Derechos Digitales


Thursday September 27, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Auditorium Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

4:00pm

Imagining the Future of Open Data
The future is exciting and scary. Is it an infinite library of knowledge or map that is a size of a country? The future is a place where you can find all animals that:  
(a) belong to the emperor
(b) are embalmed
(c) are tame
(d) are suckling pigs
(e) are sirens
(f) are fabulous

 The future holds open and closed data of every single memory and does not have a single classification at all.

Confused from the description above? Great! 
Come and join us to imagine the future in an unsession that is beyond your imagination.

Moderators
avatar for El Congreso

El Congreso

El Congreso
avatar for Andres Snitcofsky

Andres Snitcofsky

Lead & Motion Graphics Designer, Cargografías
Andres Snitcofsky is a lead project manager and motion graphics designer at Cargografias, and experiments with data visualization.

Speakers
avatar for Juan Ortiz Freuler

Juan Ortiz Freuler

Web Foundation
avatar for Mor Rubinstein

Mor Rubinstein

Data Labs and Learning Manager, 360Giving
I am working as a data labs manager for 360Giving and as an editor for The State of Open Data publication during the day, an Open Heroine during the night (or just all the time).


Thursday September 27, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 3 Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

4:00pm

Private Data for Public Good
For all of open data’s potential to address public challenges, the truth remains that most data generated today is in fact collected by the private sector. This data contains tremendous possible insights to help solve public problems. But because of access restrictions and other transaction costs its vast potential often goes untapped.
Data Collaboratives - a new type of public-private partnership around data and data expertise - offer a way around this limitation. This panel will review the potential and emerging practice of data collaboratives. It will examine why, where, how and under what conditions data collaboratives can provide for data-driven public innovation.
Key questions:
- What are the value propositions and practices of data collaboratives?
- What are the different ways to develop data collaboratives -  examples and lessons learned?
- What are the risks of using corporate data for public good?
- How to overcome the current transactions costs associated with setting up data collaboratives?

Moderators
avatar for Stefaan Verhulst

Stefaan Verhulst

Chief Research and Development Officer, The GovLab @NYU
Seeking to establish a practice and evidence base on how to leverage science and technology toward improving lives and enhancing governance. Many of our recent projects focus on open data and data collaboratives - a new kind of public private partnerships across sectors to exchange... Read More →

Speakers
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Natalia Adler

Data, Research, and Policy Manager at UNICEF, where she and her team use data science and collaboratives to improve child welfare. Beginning as an intern in 2005, she has worked her way up the organization by spearheading numerous innovative projects. Prominent projects include her... Read More →
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Leo Ferres

Professor of Computer Science at the Data Science Institute at la Universidad del Desarrollo and a fellow of Telefónica Research and Development in Santiago, Chile. In addition to teaching programming, data science, and computing, his research spans from computational social science... Read More →
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Paula Vargas

Privacy and Public Policy Manager for Latin America at Facebook, a law professor, and Coordinator of the Internet Law and Technology Program (DITC) at the University of San Andrés. A graduate of Berkeley University Law School, she is an expert in the intersection between technology... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Microcinema Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

4:00pm

The Mass Production of Disinformation
Speakers
avatar for Laura Zommer

Laura Zommer

Executive director and editor in chief, Chequeado
Laura Zommer. Executive and Editor-in-chief at Chequeado, the first initiative of fact-checking and verification of public discourse in Latin America. She is a board member of IFCN, International Fact Checking Network; part of the Advisory Board of Sembramedia, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the diversity of voices and qu... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Chamber Hall Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

4:00pm

Implementing Open Policies
The implementation of a policy of openness at national level presents several challenges, for example: How to establish a political normative - regulatory framework, how to amplify its scope, both horizontally and vertically, how to guarantee a minimum level of quality in publications, how to encourage reuse and on the otherside how to respond emerging trends in data use and analysis.

During this session we will focus on the practical aspects of implementing data disclosure policies and the challenges these imply.


Moderators
avatar for Natalia Sampietro

Natalia Sampietro

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

Speakers
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Eduardo Clark

Gobierno de México
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Carlos Rozo

Digital Government Director, Government of Colombia
Entrepreneur and Systems Engineer with an MBA from Universidad de los Andes and with studies from the Manchester Business School, United Kingdom. In the Ministry of Information Technology and Communications I have served as Director of Apps.co and I am currently the Director of Digital... Read More →
avatar for Gustavo Suárez

Gustavo Suárez

Datos Abiertos, AGESIC
Gerente de proyecto de Datos Abiertos en AGESIC. | Integrante del equipo de Gobierno Abierto.


Thursday September 27, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Highway Room Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

4:00pm

Open Data + Education
This Impact Session will be made up of 3-4 moderated “Ignite“ presentations (8- 10 minutes max) showcasing concrete examples of open data in action within the Education thematic sector.

Moderators
avatar for Javiera Atenas

Javiera Atenas

Coordinadora de Educación, Iniciativa Latinoamericana por los Datos Abiertos (ILDA)
Es Doctora en Educación por la Universitat de Barcelona y senior teaching fellow de la Higher Education Academy del Reino Unido.Actualmente, es Coordinadora de Educación en ILDA, coordina el grupo de trabajo en educación abierta de Open Knowledge International, es  y es profe... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Renata Galf

Renata Galf

Analyst, Transparência Brasil
Renata Galf works at Transparência Brasil project "Achados e Pedidos", an online collaborative platform, which is both a database of Freedom of Information requests and responses, and a mapping of which public institutions are failing to comply with the law. She also participates... Read More →
avatar for Gustavo Streger

Gustavo Streger

National Information Coordinator, Ministry of Education


Thursday September 27, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 1 Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

4:00pm

Open Data + Indigenous
This Impact Session will be made up of 3-4 moderated “Ignite“ presentations (8- 10 minutes max) showcasing concrete examples of open data in action within the Indigenous thematic sector.

Moderators
avatar for Stephanie Carroll Rainie

Stephanie Carroll Rainie

University of Arizona
Stephanie Carroll Rainie (Ahtna Athabascan), DrPH, MPH is Assistant Professor in  Public Health Policy and Management at College of Public Health. She works in the Community, Environment and Policy Department, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH); Assistant Research... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ji-Ping Lin

Ji-Ping Lin

Taipei, Academia Sinica
I received B.Sc. in Geography from National Taiwan University (Taiwan) in 1988, M.Sc. in Statistics from National Central University (Taiwan) in 1990, and Ph.D. in geography in 1998 from McMaster University (Canada). He is associate research fellow of Research Center for Humanities... Read More →
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Daniel Villatoro

Training and Content at School of Data Latinamerica, SocialTic / Escuela de Datos
I coordinate School of Data chapter in spanish, Escuela de Datos. I work in the mexican organization SocialTIC providing training in open data and digital communications. I founded the Data Art Project as a way to highlight the use of data for a wider audience in a more tangible... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 2 Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

4:00pm

Data Ethics
Trustworthiness underpins public support for data innovation and open government. Public responses to the Cambridge Analytica and Facebook scandal and data breaches show what happens when that trust is lost in ‘data stewards’- those public or private sector organisations entrusted to collect, store, and curate data about us.

What can data stewards do to build and maintain the trust of citizens in how they collect and use data? What ethical principles need to be in place for the handling of data? How can data stewards ensure that everyone benefits equitably from access to data? How should data stewards engage citizens to build trust?

A preeminent panel representing the research, public and private sector will explore:
  1. Principles - what are some common data ethics principles data stewards should follow?
  2. Engagement methods - what are ideas of effective methods for engaging citizens to build trust?
  3. Tools and guidance - to support data stewards

Moderators
avatar for Jeni Tennison

Jeni Tennison

CEO, Open Data Institute

Speakers
MW

Martin Wasserman

Civic House
avatar for Cathie Woteki

Cathie Woteki

Professor, Iowa State University
International Open Data Charter, member of the Board | Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition, founding member | Open science and global collaboration platforms for research
AY

Andrew Young

The GovLab


Thursday September 27, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Auditorium Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA
 
Friday, September 28
 

9:00am

Open Data in Asia
This Session will highlight cross-border development, benefits and barriers of open data in Asia, including cross-ministerial, cross-border or even cross-disciplinary syndication among central/local governments or international collaboration.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Michael Cañares

Michael Cañares

Senior Research Manager of Digital Citizenship, World Wide Web Foundation - Open Data Lab Jakarta
Miko is the Senior Research Manager for Digital Citizenship at the Web Foundation. He has more than ten years of research and development work experience at a progressive pace — from community-based project management to regional development, with most of his work rooted mainly... Read More →
avatar for Pyrou Chung

Pyrou Chung

Senior Adviser, Ewmi Open Development Initiative
I am the Senior Advisor at the Open Development Initiative (ODI) a project of the East West Management Institute (EWMI) and manage their natural resource, land and data initiatives in Southeast Asia. I have expertise in ecology and sustainable development and my work is focused in... Read More →
avatar for Dongpo Deng

Dongpo Deng

Researcher, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan
avatar for Louisa Dennison

Louisa Dennison

Strategic Partnership Manager, Development Initiatives
I work for Development Initiatives on topics related to (open) data and the data revolution. As part of this, I co-manage the "Data for Development in Nepal" Program (implemented by The Asia Foundation in partnership with Development Initiatives with support from UK Aid) which aims... Read More →
avatar for HIROICHI KAWASHIMA

HIROICHI KAWASHIMA

Professor, University of Tsukuba
avatar for Michelle Manza

Michelle Manza

Freedom of Information Engagement Lead, Philippine Presidential Communications Operations Office
avatar for Aye Kyithar Swe

Aye Kyithar Swe

Myanmar Senior Officer, Natural Resource Governance Institute
All in the context of a developing country with poor data, vested interests and loads of misperceptions: Use of open data for advocacy and policy-making in extractives // Beneficial ownership disclosure // Data management and transparency in government institutions
MW

Min-Hsuan Wu

Deputy CEO, Open Culture Foundation
Ttcat is an activist/campaigner of a number of social movements in Taiwan start from 2004, including the anti-nuclear, environmental, LGBT, Human Rights movement and green politic. He has expertise in creative planning, as well as communication and design programming. He has provided... Read More →
avatar for Khairil Yusof

Khairil Yusof

Co-Founder & Coordinator, Sinar Project
Programme Consultant and investigative journalist working on applying innovative methods of open data and standards, for transparency and anti-corruption. | | Talk to me about open data standards and tools for tracking and investigating politically exposed persons and legislative... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Chamber Hall Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

9:00am

Open Data in Eastern Europe & Central Asia
This session will take stock of progress in Open Data for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA), looking at what has worked and what has not worked, and what are the challenges to realizing its full potential. It will also look forward into the future usage of open data in EECA – how to break silos across society, sectors and data communities, address privacy and ethical concerns, and bring a human-centered approach to using open data.
The session will be organized into two main components:
  • Overview of progress on Open Data for Eastern Europe and Central Asia and exploration of challenges that remain. 
  • A Workshop activity to identify priority action areas for the community to collaborate on for the future of open data. 
Planned outputs include a ‘shopping list’ of priority areas for collaboration and a list of actors, organizations, and volunteers to help coordinate/mobilize data communities moving forward.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Marija Kujacic

Marija Kujacic

Head of Department for Standardization and Certification, Office for IT and e-Government
avatar for Nino Macharashvili

Nino Macharashvili

Co-founder & Director, ForSet
| Nino is a co-founder and director at ForSet, data-driven communications organization based in Tbilisi, Georgia. Prior to this, she worked as a data journalist and projects coordinator at JumpStart Georgia for almost 5 years. Nino holds BA in Journalism and MA in Creative and Media... Read More →
avatar for Anastasia Valeeva

Anastasia Valeeva

Co-founder, School of Data Kyrgyzstan
Anastasia Valeeva is a co-founder of School of Data Kyrgyzstan, assistant professor at the American University of Central Asia, data journalism trainer and researcher. She has taught data journalism at Data Bootcamps in Montenegro and Germany, UNDP Data Journalism Summer Institutes... Read More →
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Oleksiy Vyskub

Deputy Head of the State Agency for E-Governance, Government of Ukraine


Friday September 28, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Room 2 Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

9:00am

Open Data in Latin America & Caribbean
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.

Moderators
avatar for Mike Mora

Mike Mora

Gestion Publica Efectiva/Effective Public Management, OEA/OAS
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 of Latin America... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ana Gabriel Z. Aponte

Ana Gabriel Z. Aponte

Senior Advisor on Open Government & 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... Read More →
avatar for Juan Manual Casanueva

Juan Manual Casanueva

Executive Director, SocialTIC
Executive Director
avatar for Silvana Fumega

Silvana Fumega

Research and Policy Director, ILDA
Silvana Fumega is currently 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 Data and Freedom of Information policies. She... Read More →
avatar for Yamila García

Yamila García

Directora Ejecutiva, Conocimiento Abierto
avatar for Maurice McNaughton

Maurice McNaughton

Mona School of Business & Management
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 →
avatar for Arturo Muente

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.
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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 →
avatar for Natalia Sampietro

Natalia Sampietro

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


Friday September 28, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Highway Room Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

9:00am

Open Data in North America, Australia & New Zealand
Despite signs of progress in the open data movement in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, there are ongoing challenges in this region including vulnerability of open data initiatives to political tides, disconnect between national and subnational programs and low uptake of open data. This session will provide a forum for open data leaders to share best practices, report on notable progress, discuss cross cutting challenges, identify opportunities for collaboration and deliberate on the future of open data in the region. The session will feature lightning presentations and a workshop.

Moderators
avatar for Jaimie Boyd

Jaimie Boyd

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

Speakers
avatar for Mel Flanagan

Mel Flanagan

Designer/Producer/Creative Director, Nook Studios, Australia
Makers of open government web services and useful content. Nook Studios is a small global story, software, and design studio based in Sydney, Australia and London, UK. We’re the team behind Common Ground project, featured in the NRGI and Open Contracting Partnership Report - “Open... Read More →
avatar for Joel Gurin

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 fie... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Jaja

Christopher Jaja

Head, Open Government Portal, Government of Canada
avatar for Jean-Noe Landry

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 →
avatar for Jocelyn Morrison

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 →
avatar for Julian Singh

Julian Singh

Director, GovHack Australia
Julian is an author, speaker, and consultant on Government Open Data and has 15 years' experience with systems development, consulting and executive relationship management across the globe. His experience includes nine years with a 'big 4' firm and six years with govtech startups... Read More →
avatar for Paul Stone

Paul Stone

Open Data Programme, New Zealand


Friday September 28, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Room 3 Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

9:00am

Open Data in Sub-Saharan Africa
Objectives:
  1. Raise awareness among participants of the open data initiatives currently being implemented.
  2. Create a shortlist of priority areas the community can focus efforts on over the next 24 months.
Session Format:
The session is organized in three segments.
  1. Segment A. 20 min – Overview of activities/initiatives currently being undertaken on the continent
  2. Segment B. 50 min – Workshop activity to identify priority action areas for the community to collaborate for the next 24 months. Four groups shall be formed to address
    1. Health Data: Group facilitator – Winnie Kamau, Association of Freelance Journalists
    2. Gender Data: Group facilitator - Leonida Mutuku, AODN
    3. Education data: Group facilitator - Claude Migisha, LDRI Rwanda
    4. Agriculture data: Group facilitator – Muchiri Nyaggah, LDRI/AODN
    5. Contracting and Beneficial Ownership: – Hope Muli, Hivos East Africa
The groups shall explore three questions within the thematic area:
  • What capacity gaps exist and need to be addressed in order to improve availability, quality and use of open data,
  • What research is needed in order to inform and support advocacy, mobilization of resources and review of policy related to open data in African countries,
  • What policy areas most need interventions for development objectives of African countries to benefit from availability, use and dissemination of open data.

3. Segment C. 20 min – Group leaders report back to plenary a summary of the proposals from their members.

Expected Outputs
  1. A ‘shopping list’ of priority areas for collaboration within the four categories for each data community to inform the activity plan for 2018 to 2020.
  2. A list of volunteers to help coordinate/mobilize the data communities along those areas over the activity plan period.
 
 



Moderators
avatar for Muchiri Nyaggah

Muchiri Nyaggah

Executive Director, Local Development Research Institute
I'm a champion for Africa's development agenda as articulated in its normative frameworks and treaties. I am focused on how data and open data can help the continent achieve its vision to end hunger, poverty and reduce inequality. Let's talk about open data with a purpose, supporting... Read More →

Speakers
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Winnie Kamau

Association of Freelance Journalists
CM

Claude Migisha

LDRI Rwanda
avatar for Leonida Mutuku

Leonida Mutuku

CEO, Intelipro
Entrepreneur. Data Scientist. Researcher.


Friday September 28, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Room 1 Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

9:00am

Open Data in the Middle East & North Africa
This session will look at recent regional initiatives related to Data Skills, Urban Development, Gender, and Policy which focus on sustainable development, with an emphasis placed on gender inclusivity and effective policy, from organizations spanning Palestine, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia. Speakers and facilitators will aim to place these initiatives within the wider global conversation surrounding the production, management, and utilization of open data in helping to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The session will then focus on facilitating discussions on a future open data agenda for the region at large with a strong focus on streamlining regional efforts and affecting sustainable impact across the region. 

Moderators
avatar for Nancy Salem

Nancy Salem

Access to Knowledge for Development Center, American University in Cairo

Speakers
avatar for Abir Cherif

Abir Cherif

Data Analyst, Innova Tunisia
I am Abir Chérif, a data analyst and a socio-political consultant at WebRadar. | Mainly interested in marketing and communication projects, social and political collaborations and research projects.
avatar for Samah Hijazi

Samah Hijazi

PhD Researcher / Data Scientist, Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale
Samah Hijazi is a data science researcher who received her M.S. degree in Computer Sciences and Risk Management from the Lebanese University. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. titled “Sparse Representation and Active Learning for Marine Ecology” jointly between the Lebanese... Read More →
avatar for Clara Abou Samra

Clara Abou Samra

Knowledge to Policy Center at the American University of Beirut
Clara Abou Samra is an Evidence Lead Specialist at the | Knowledge to Policy (K2P) Center at the American University of Beirut (AUB). Clara holds a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from AUB and a Bachelors of Sciences in Nursing (BSN) from the School of Nursing at AUB. She has extensive... Read More →
avatar for Marwan Tarazi

Marwan Tarazi

Director, Center for Continuing Education, Birzeit University
I am the director of Continuing Education at Birzeit University. Currently engaged in designing an open "Open Data Capacity Development Program" targeting University students and fresh graduates. We are reaching out to potential partners that can share experiences, suggest open... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Microcinema Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

9:00am

Open Data in Western Europe
Open government data has a long history in Europe. Emerging from policy debates to unlock public sector information, open data policies are nowadays implemented across most EU member states. Local and national governments publish data, and some cities experiment with open data training and engagement programs. Ecosystems have flourished too, with many civil society and advocacy groups shaping policy, setting agendas, but also providing capacity building. Whilst some of these groups have grown over the past years, others dismantled, or continued activities in government and private companies.
How has open data matured in Western Europe? What achievements can we celebrate around policy/law, infrastructure, and public uptake?  What are the most urgent actions to sustain commitment and spark engagement with open data in the future? This session provides a platform for government and the public sector, civil society, private sector, and academia to address these questions and to strengthen collaborations across countries.


Moderators
avatar for Danny Lammerhirt

Danny Lammerhirt

Research lead, Open Knowledge International
I'm the research coordinator at Open Knowledge International a global non-profit advancing the use of open data around the world. I'm interested in data politics, data activism, and data ethnography asking how is authoritative knowledge made, how people engage around knowledge and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Cecile Leguen

Cecile Leguen

Senior Consultant, Datactivist


Friday September 28, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Auditorium Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

10:30am

Coffee Break
Friday September 28, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
Foyer Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

11:00am

Mind the Gap - Mapping the Open Data Ecosystem
One of the by-products of the State of Open Data report is a dataset of actors, initiatives and themes where people are working on open data. Together with our authors, we would like to share our actor mapping, see where there are gaps and under what type of action might help to create a better innovative environment there. how can we identify who is influential, what is missing, how best to leverage best practices through peer-to-peer learning, and where we need to put more efforts.

Moderators
avatar for Javiera Atenas

Javiera Atenas

Coordinadora de Educación, Iniciativa Latinoamericana por los Datos Abiertos (ILDA)
Es Doctora en Educación por la Universitat de Barcelona y senior teaching fellow de la Higher Education Academy del Reino Unido.Actualmente, es Coordinadora de Educación en ILDA, coordina el grupo de trabajo en educación abierta de Open Knowledge International, es  y es profe... Read More →
avatar for Julio Gabriel Mercado

Julio Gabriel Mercado

Ministry of Justice of Argentina
I am a political scientist, currently working at the Argentinian Ministry of Justice's open data initiative, the Open Justice Program.
avatar for Ruthie Musker

Ruthie Musker

Strategic Projects and Partnerships Lead, Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition
Ruthie Musker is the Strategic Projects and Partnerships Lead at the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) Initiative. She oversees GODAN’s Partner Network of over 750 partners including governments, industry, foundations, NGOs and farmer organizations. Her current... Read More →
avatar for Anders Pedersen

Anders Pedersen

Senior Open Data Officer, Natural Resource Governance Institute
avatar for Mor Rubinstein

Mor Rubinstein

Data Labs and Learning Manager, 360Giving
I am working as a data labs manager for 360Giving and as an editor for The State of Open Data publication during the day, an Open Heroine during the night (or just all the time).
avatar for Catherine Weaver

Catherine Weaver

Associate Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas

Friday September 28, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 3 Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

11:00am

People’s Rights and Data: The Data Empowerment Debate
Along with the unprecedented increase in data accumulation comes the process of datafication – turning many aspects of people’s lives into digital data to create new value. This development comes at the expense of threats to privacy and personal data protection and the loss of control over people's own data, mainly to the benefit of powerful players such as governments and corporations. This session explores avenues by which this dangerous trend can be overturned or managed properly to ensure that people remain at the core of data initiatives. Building on the expertise and experiences of participants, the session will seek to understand what is required for data empowerment, not data extraction to become the norm in data initiatives, be it open, big, thick, citizen-generated or real-time data.

Moderators
avatar for Teemu Ropponen

Teemu Ropponen

Executive Director, Open Knowledge Finland
MyData - personal data, GDPR and citizen empowerment. Hatespeech. | Democracy and civic tech. Transparency & accountability. Measuring impacts of open data. | | My mission is a fair and open digital society. I am particularly interested in how open data, open knowledge and open... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Cañares

Michael Cañares

Senior Research Manager of Digital Citizenship, World Wide Web Foundation - Open Data Lab Jakarta
Miko is the Senior Research Manager for Digital Citizenship at the Web Foundation. He has more than ten years of research and development work experience at a progressive pace — from community-based project management to regional development, with most of his work rooted mainly... Read More →
avatar for Tina Pimentel

Tina Pimentel

Kristina Pimentel is the National Coordinator of Bantay Kita (BK) Publish What You Pay Philippines. BK is a national coalition of civil society organisations that envisions empowered communities that work towards sustainable development by effectively engaging in natural resource... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Highway Room Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

11:00am

Putting Open Data Measurement to Use
The past years have seen a rise of measurement tools, assessing readiness implementation and impact of open government data publication. Some tools focus on national data collections whilst others have a focus on specific government agencies such as national statistics offices. To date,  more than 180 different indicators exist to metrify government performance. Sometimes, these indicators overlap, or are entirely similar.  In other cases, indicators apply very different assessment criteria.
Indices not only monitor, but also alter the behaviour of those who are measured. Recent insights show that those who are measured might adjust their actions to the metrics that fit their needs best. The co-existence of open data measurement tools prompts many questions. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each tool? What are the implications of their coexistence? Is it beneficial that multiple measurements exist? Do they contribute to the advancement of open data practices? And, based on these insights, what steps could be taken to alter the measurement landscape? This session will first explore the strengths and limitations of different measurement tools as well as their audiences. Based on these insights, the session will discuss methodological possibilities to more strongly align these tools.


Moderators
avatar for Amparo Ballivian

Amparo Ballivian

Open Data global expert

Speakers
avatar for Ana Brandusescu

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 →
avatar for Danny Lammerhirt

Danny Lammerhirt

Research lead, Open Knowledge International
I'm the research coordinator at Open Knowledge International a global non-profit advancing the use of open data around the world. I'm interested in data politics, data activism, and data ethnography asking how is authoritative knowledge made, how people engage around knowledge and... Read More →
avatar for Arturo Rivera

Arturo Rivera

Digital Government and Open Data policies, Policy Analyst., OECD


Friday September 28, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 2 Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

11:00am

Open Data Charter Refresh
This session will be a forward-thinking debate designed to surface new thinking on how the Principles can help shape the future of open data to achieve greater impact. This will be a critical reflection of the trends and challenges that have surfaced during a global participatory process to update the Open Data Charter Principles in the months leading up to IODC18, as well as introduce the Charter refresh process to a wider audience for input and feedback.

Moderators
avatar for Ania Calderon

Ania Calderon

Executive Director, Open Data Charter
Ania is the Executive Director of the Open Data Charter, a collaboration between between governments and expert organisations working to open up data based on a shared set of global principles. From 2012-2016, she served as General Director of Open Data for the National Digital Strategy... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Helen Darbishire

Helen Darbishire

Vice President and Executive Director, Access Info Europe
avatar for Paul Stone

Paul Stone

Open Data Programme, New Zealand
avatar for Barbara Ubaldi

Barbara Ubaldi

Senior Project Manager, Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development
avatar for Cathie Woteki

Cathie Woteki

Professor, Iowa State University
International Open Data Charter, member of the Board | Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition, founding member | Open science and global collaboration platforms for research


Friday September 28, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Chamber Hall Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

11:00am

Smart Cities and Open Data
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

Moderators
avatar for Jean-Noe Landry

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Katya Abazajian

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 →
avatar for Alvaro Herrero

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 →
avatar for Panthea Lee

Panthea Lee

Principal & Co-Founder, 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 →
avatar for Eric Reese

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
Microcinema Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

11:00am

Open Data + Elections
This Impact Session will be made up of 3-4 moderated “Ignite“ presentations (8- 10 minutes max) showcasing concrete examples of open data in action within the Elections thematic sector.

Moderators
avatar for Abdoul Malick Tapsoba

Abdoul Malick Tapsoba

Manager, Burkina Open Data Initiative
Malick is an Open Data Specialist. He culminates 7-years of leadership experience at ANPTIC (www.anptic.gov.bf) where He works currently as Manager of the Burkina Open Data Initiative (BODI). | He successfully engaged Government’s bodies and Civil Society Organizations in Open... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Luciana Ambrosio

Luciana Ambrosio

Luciana Ambrosio, Acompañante Terapéutica, con curso de postgrado en “Asistente externo para el sistema educativo” basado en el Modelo Social de Discapacidad. Estudiante avanzada de Abogacía. | Dirijo el espacio Acompañantes Terapéuticos por la Vocación. Soy Secretaria... Read More →
avatar for Fernanda Costa

Fernanda Costa

Relacionamento, APPCívico
Desde 1998, participa en campañas electorales, especialista en movilización digital y compromiso con tecnología. Actua en la empresa AppCívico, desarrolladora de las plataformas Voto Legal y Mandato Abierto que promueven el acercamiento de la política y de la sociedad en Bra... Read More →
avatar for Juliana Galvis

Juliana Galvis

Investigadora, Datasketch
avatar for Cristian R. Alejandro Gregorini

Cristian R. Alejandro Gregorini

Director Ejecutivo, Escuela de Fiscales
Abogado, especializado en derecho constitucional y electoral. Director Ejecutivo de la OSC Escuela de Fiscales. Activista del #GobiernoAbierto y por sistemas democráticos inclusivos y participativos. Convencido que la participación ciudadana puede cambiar al mundo. | | Lawyer... Read More →
avatar for Tamba Lamin

Tamba Lamin

CEO, LAM-TECH Consulting
I am an experienced and versatile Digital Technology Delivery Lead, Enterprise Technology Architect, Technical Trainer, Open Data Subject Matter Advisor, and Technical Project Manager with In-depth expertise using agile and waterfall development project management methods. I have... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 1 Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

11:00am

Data Journalism - From Stories to Impact
From public information in PDFs to open data, the transparency and open government movements are offering new sources to extract and tell stories for investigative reporting or data visualization.
 
Data journalism is helping explore, enhance and expose this datasets to their audiences, facilitating citizen  participation and control.
 
In this panel, we will share behind the scenes of international award winning projects presented by their own authors.

Cases in which journalism using technology, collaboration , teamwork and data science skills demonstrated they can exceed the normal scale of producing content and impact for change

Moderators
avatar for Momi Peralta Ramos

Momi Peralta Ramos

Gerente de proyecto LA NACION DATA y Desarrollo Multimedia, LA NACION
Angélica Peralta Ramos (Momi) es gerente de LA NACION Data y Desarrollo Multimedia en LA NACION de Buenos Aires, Argentina. | Es Licenciada en Sistemas (CAECE) y MBA (IAE) con un posgrado en Administración de Proyectos (UBA). | Desde 2011 lidera un equipo de periodismo de datos... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Renata D'Aliesio

Renata D'Aliesio

Deputy head of enterprise and investigations, The Globe and Mail
I’m a long-time reporter who took the plunge into editing this year. My role involves working with reporters and data journalists to help shape The Globe and Mail's investigative stories. The Globe is Canada’s preeminent national newspaper. Its data-journalism investigations... Read More →
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Øyvind Engan

Newsroom developer, VG
Reporter gone developer. Talk to me about road bridges, train delays, election systems – or anything equally funny!
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MaryJo Webster

Data Editor, Minneapolis Star Tribune
I am a journalist at the Minneapolis Star Tribune in Minnesota and I specialize in analyzing data for news stories. I also spend a lot of time teaching other journalists, both professionals and students, how to work with data. My previous stints in my 20 years as a data journalist... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Auditorium Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

12:00pm

Data Standards - Design & Adoption
It takes a lot for open data to contribute to real impact: from political will to an operational website, and everything in-between. Standards help to make sure that open data is useful, by codifying learning and encouraging a common data language between everyone involved.

This session will bring together civil society, developers and open data advocates to explore data standards design and adoption. It will start with brief talks to share learning and provoke discussion, then move tofacilitated conversation to explore topics, including: 
- Why are standards important? And who are they important to? Explore standards as tools for collaboration, and hear from the global south about the impact that open data and open standards have on citizens’ lives
- Learning from the technology sector; Silicon Valley starts with an MVP - what can open data learn from this?
- Tensions between what’s easy and what’s important; what are the trade-offs? How do you resolve them? 
- Our stories - what have we done, what have we learned? 

Moderators
avatar for Rob Redpath

Rob Redpath

Open Data Services Co-Operative

Speakers
avatar for Yohanna Lisnichuk

Yohanna Lisnichuk

Iniciativa Latinoamericana por los Datos Abiertos
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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 →


Friday September 28, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2 Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

12:00pm

National Reporting for SDGs: Open Data Priority Actions
This Action Track session will bring together national statistic offices, open data experts, and donor representatives to discuss the main priority areas for implementing open data standards in national reporting initiatives for the SDGs. Selected based on the UNSD National Reporting Workshop in January 2018 and previous discussions with NSOs, four priority areas will be presented by the appropriate stakeholder with expertise in the area: governance; user-centric strategy; statistical capacity and literacy; and funding and resource. Session panelists will present the current problem and follow the problem-oriented discussion with a description of action items or solutions. 

Moderators
avatar for Shaida Badiee

Shaida Badiee

Open Data Watch

Speakers
avatar for Tim Herzog

Tim Herzog

World Bank
avatar for El-Iza Mohamedou

El-Iza Mohamedou

Deputy Manager, PARIS21
avatar for Eric Swanson

Eric Swanson

Director of Research, Open Data Watch
I am a co-founder and director of research of Open Data Watch. My team produces the annual Open Data Inventory, an assessment of the openness of official statistics in 180 countries. Other areas of current interest are gender data gaps, measuring data use, and open data licensing... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Highway Room Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

12:00pm

The Emerging Business of Open Data
This highly interactive workshop will give participants new insights into the business applications of open data and private sector value opportunities in key sectors, supported by three real-world cases from LATAM and Kenya that demonstrate different business models and offer lessons for engaging with the private sector through public-private collaboration.

The session is co-organised by the Iniciativa Latinoamericana por los Datos Abiertos (ILDA), and the Center for Open Data Enterprise. Some of the cases we intend to review are part of a current work led by ILDA, with the support of Avinas Americas and the InterAmerican Development Bank (IADB)  that maps initiatives and organizations moving the open data and civic technology agenda further.

Moderators
avatar for Joel Gurin

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 fie... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Federico Bayle

Federico Bayle

Co-founder, Dymaxion Labs
I'm co-founder of Dymaxion Labs. My background is in economics and data science. Currently I'm working on machine learning applications on satellite and drone imagery, to scaling large field surveys in an automated way.
avatar for Carla Bonina

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 →
avatar for Maurice McNaughton

Maurice McNaughton

Mona School of Business & Management
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 →
avatar for Leonida Mutuku

Leonida Mutuku

CEO, Intelipro
Entrepreneur. Data Scientist. Researcher.


Friday September 28, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 3 Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

12:00pm

Open Data in the Global South
The objective of the session is to reflect on the nature, type, and trajectory of networking activities and projects around open data across the Global South - to discuss the lessons that can be learned from experiences to date and how best to use these as a foundational basis of charting future directions in terms of sustainability and greater coordination. Five speakers from across Asia, Africa, and Latin America, will briefly share their experiences in building open data ecosystems within countries and regions, and participants will participate in small group discussions around unpacking the identified lessons-learned.

Moderators
avatar for Michael Cañares

Michael Cañares

Senior Research Manager of Digital Citizenship, World Wide Web Foundation - Open Data Lab Jakarta
Miko is the Senior Research Manager for Digital Citizenship at the Web Foundation. He has more than ten years of research and development work experience at a progressive pace — from community-based project management to regional development, with most of his work rooted mainly... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Pyrou Chung

Pyrou Chung

Senior Adviser, Ewmi Open Development Initiative
I am the Senior Advisor at the Open Development Initiative (ODI) a project of the East West Management Institute (EWMI) and manage their natural resource, land and data initiatives in Southeast Asia. I have expertise in ecology and sustainable development and my work is focused in... Read More →
avatar for Silvana Fumega

Silvana Fumega

Research and Policy Director, ILDA
Silvana Fumega is currently 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 Data and Freedom of Information policies. She... Read More →
avatar for Muchiri Nyaggah

Muchiri Nyaggah

Executive Director, Local Development Research Institute
I'm a champion for Africa's development agenda as articulated in its normative frameworks and treaties. I am focused on how data and open data can help the continent achieve its vision to end hunger, poverty and reduce inequality. Let's talk about open data with a purpose, supporting... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Microcinema Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

12:00pm

Open Data Infrastructure - The Importance of Data Governance
This panel will focus on exploring how open government data is currently governed, including the identification of open data producers and decision-makers, and the existing “levers” for publishing open data. The panel discussion will explore how best to improve the way governments are creating, managing, and using open data across all functions, departments and agencies.

Moderators
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Liz Carolan

liz@opendatacharter.org, Open Data Charter

Speakers
avatar for Agustín Benassi

Agustín Benassi

Open Data Policy Coordinator, Government of Argentina
avatar for Carlos Iglesias

Carlos Iglesias

Web Foundation
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Olexandr Ryzhenko

Government of Ukraine
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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 →
avatar for Sander van der Waal

Sander van der Waal

Open Knowledge International


Friday September 28, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Chamber Hall Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

12:00pm

Open Data + Environment
This Impact Session will be made up of 3-4 moderated “Ignite“ presentations (8- 10 minutes max) showcasing concrete examples of open data in action within the Environment thematic sector.

Moderators
avatar for Jesse Worker

Jesse Worker

Associate, World Resources Institute
I create governance diagnostics, analysis, and guidance with the aim of helping stakeholders make climate and environmental governance more transparent, inclusive, and accountable to drive more effective and equitable outcomes. That work more recently includes understanding the challenges... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Angeles Navarro

Angeles Navarro

Iberoamerica, OpenDataSoft
Mexican activist, in charge of iberoamerica for OpenDataSoft. | We are a cloud based open data platform, that allows users to easily understand data through intuitive visualizations and dashboards, as well as generating an automated API for advanced users to reuse even real time... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Orton-Vipond

Sarah Orton-Vipond

Manager, Business Development and Partnerships, Development Gateway
Sarah leads business development and strategic partnerships at DG. She focuses on promoting efficiency, effectiveness, and impact through data and technology use. Sarah supports DG's Results Data Initiative development agency programming, focusing on promoting tools, skills, and incentives... Read More →
avatar for Pablo Pignolo

Pablo Pignolo

Software developer and requirements analysis, Datos Abiertos Transparencia y Acceso a la Información D.A.T.A.
Pablo is a member of DATA Uruguay team, a civil society organization that creates tools and advocates for Open Data and Open Government locally and regionally. He likes to work with interdisciplinary teams and integrating differents open source technologies to get the best from them... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 1 Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

12:00pm

Open Contracting: From Data to Systemic Change
Public contracting is often dominated by vested interests. The large sums of money, as well as the amount of discretion and opacity involved, make it government’s number one corruption risk. Supporting and sustaining political change that can effectively challenge this behaviour is tough, but essential for sustainable impact on citizens.

Open data has a key role to enable these reforms. This panel will discuss how open data can be used to leverage political change, and present the stories where bold individuals have used open contracting data to push for changes that challenge the status quo. We will also look at building up sustainable coalitions across silos and linked data such as beneficial ownership registers or spending information to sustain a level-playing field of information that can ultimately lead to change. 

The panel will evaluate the current status of implementation of open data in public procurement, show where promising progress and impact has been achieved, and how these results can scale. We’ll also try to understand why there are few prosecutions despite evident failures in public contracting such as in Quebec or Mexico.

We’ll give insight into strategies for leveraging open data to affect political change in key sectors of interest to citizens and discuss how public procurement  is conducted in 20 years and what a radical transformation could look like. The case studies the discussion will be based upon will include breaking up a price fixing cartel in school meals in Bogota, connecting planning, spending, contract data for busting overpriced contracts in Paraguay, improving costs of medicines in Argentina, as well as well as building a healthy environment for civil society to track contracts in Ukraine.


Moderators
avatar for Gavin Hayman

Gavin Hayman

Executive Director, Open Contracting Partnership

Speakers
avatar for David Riveros Garcia

David Riveros Garcia

Founder & President, Reacción, Paraguay
David is the Founder and President of reAcción Paraguay, an organization that uses civic education, technology, and grassroots mobilization to enable youth to wield power strategically and promote change by demanding accountability from government. | David started reAcción when... Read More →
avatar for Anastasiya Kozlovtseva

Anastasiya Kozlovtseva

Transparency International Ukraine
avatar for Eliza Niewiadomska

Eliza Niewiadomska

Senior Counsel, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Government Commerce | Digital Economy | Governance Innovation
avatar for Warren Smith

Warren Smith

Digital Marketplace Director, Head of the Global Digital Marketplace Programme, UK Government Digital Service (GDS)
Warren is responsible for ensuring that the Digital Marketplace directly supports the UK government’s reform of digital and technology, and continues to help the public sector to buy what it needs to deliver great digital services. | | His work has led to a more diverse range of... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Auditorium Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

1:00pm

Lunch
Friday September 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Foyer Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

2:00pm

Data Ethics and AI: Intersecting for Digital Equality
The session will discuss how open data and AI can be used (or misused) in the framework of digital opportunities and digital equality — what key players (and the unusual suspects) can do to mitigate potential harms, implement data ethics and practice responsible data. The session format will be campfire style to help foster a group discussion and peer-to-peer learning with multiple small groups (mini-campfires).

Moderators
avatar for Ricardo Alanis

Ricardo Alanis

Civica Digital
avatar for Ana Brandusescu

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 →
avatar for Juan Ortiz Freuler

Juan Ortiz Freuler

Web Foundation
avatar for Nancy Salem

Nancy Salem

Access to Knowledge for Development Center, American University in Cairo

Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 3 Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

2:00pm

How to Run an Open Data Challenge and Not Waste Everybody’s Time
Open Data Challenges are a common practice to boost innovation, create buzz around a project and build a community. However, many of the ideas, business models, and tools that are built in these events are not sustainable. Organizations put a lot of effort into creating and running challenges, and participants can spend a lot of time preparing submissions without ever receiving feedback on what they could improve if they weren’t chosen. More importantly, without the next stage support to attract follow-up funding or scale business models, many innovations are shortlived.

This session will look behind the scenes of different Open Data Challenges (360Giving Challenge Fund, OCP/ODI challenge on Open Contracting,  and ODC in Ukraine ) to share what went well, what didn’t, and what impacts we have seen from running challenges. We will then work together to build on best practices to create models for a new generation of open data challenges. 

Moderators
avatar for Georg Neumann

Georg Neumann

Open Contracting
avatar for Kateryna Onyiliogwu

Kateryna Onyiliogwu

Open Data Team Lead, Eurasia Foundation
avatar for Mor Rubinstein

Mor Rubinstein

Data Labs and Learning Manager, 360Giving
I am working as a data labs manager for 360Giving and as an editor for The State of Open Data publication during the day, an Open Heroine during the night (or just all the time).
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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 →

Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 2 Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

2:00pm

Think Local - Better Data Through Community Engagement
 
One of the hottest topics on people’s minds is open data. Yet as the State of Open Data rightly questions, has this trend led to individuals, organizations, and governments actually opening data, and more importantly, using data to inform policy and better the community? Or is open data just that - a trend? How are communities and governments using open data? And what kinds of data are being opened? And what about data that isn’t collected by governments; how is that being created, collected, and shared among the community? And finally, is this data actually changing the lives of people in local communities?

These are the questions we seek to answer. Through an interactive panel presentation, we will discuss three different approaches to open data that have been sourced from throughout the TechSoup Global Network. Each project has a different methodology and way of opening or generating data, but all share the common thread of community involvement to make sure that open data is representative of all parts of a community to ensure transparency, completeness, and civic engagement.

Moderators
avatar for Erica Mesker

Erica Mesker

Associate Director, Strategic Development, TechSoup
Erica Mesker is currently the Associate Director of Strategic Development at TechSoup where she focuses on fundraising and program design for global development projects including those around technology, innovation, transparency, open data, human rights, and apps for good. In 2010... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Richard Abisla

Richard Abisla

Portfolio Manager, Americas, Caravan Studios
Richard Abisla is the Portfolio Manager for the Americas at Caravan Studios, a division of TechSoup. Richard is focused on working deeply with communities to organize their efforts so that they can build tools and increase their impact, and is a believer in the power of participatory... Read More →
avatar for Catalina Escobar

Catalina Escobar

Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, MAKAIA
avatar for Nedim Useinow

Nedim Useinow

Project Coordinator, TechSoup Europe
On behalf of TechSoup, Nedim coordinates СivicTech initiatives across Central and Eastern Europe. He manages Apps4Cities/Dani Mist project aimed at promoting open data movement in Ukraine.
avatar for Marnie Webb

Marnie Webb

TechSoup
Marnie Webb works with the team at Caravan Studios, a division of TechSoup. In her role, she works with communities to design technology interventions aimed at increasing the public good. Most of that happens because of data -- data that is being accessed, organized, or produced... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Highway Room Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

2:00pm

Crime, Justice & Open Data
When talking about Open Data and Transparency, we don't mention Justice as much as we mention the Federal and Legislative branches.  In LATAM, we are working to open up more data related to femicides. Because of this, we have been able to experience the process for the Justice branch to implement better data into their process. During this talk we will share best practices in implementing Open Data and Open Data Standards in the Justice System, and we will listen to three members of the Justice Departments in three different countries explain how they work in collaboration with Civil Society.

Moderators
avatar for Henrique Góes

Henrique Góes

Artigo 19
Works at Article 19's South American Office (São Paulo, Brazil) defending access to information and social participation rights in the region. As part of this organization, has also work extensively with the Open Government Partnership and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Speakers
avatar for Paulina Bustos

Paulina Bustos

Growth, Cívica Digital
Engineer and Technologist of social interest. She co-founded Cívica Digital, a tech company that creates technology to strengthen citizenship around the world. Collaborates with @CodeandoMexico @OpenHeroines and worked on other countries in LATAM, such as Brazil. She also teaches... Read More →
avatar for Carlos Morales Castro

Carlos Morales Castro

Justicia Abierta, Poder Judicial
Trabaja en el Poder Judicial de Costa Rica con un rol de Científico de Datos, desarrollando instrumentos que apoyan la Política de Justicia Abierta.
avatar for Silvana Fumega

Silvana Fumega

Research and Policy Director, ILDA
Silvana Fumega is currently 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 Data and Freedom of Information policies. She... Read More →
avatar for Julio Gabriel Mercado

Julio Gabriel Mercado

Ministry of Justice of Argentina
I am a political scientist, currently working at the Argentinian Ministry of Justice's open data initiative, the Open Justice Program.


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Chamber Hall Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

2:00pm

The Art of Open Data
This session will discuss the role that artists have as intermediaries, blending data with local culture and sharing insights that come from it, focusing on transmitting and creating emotions in the audience. We will learn from experiences in Argentina, Tanzania, UK, and a Latin American regional project called Data+Art.

Moderators
avatar for Arturo Muente

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.

Speakers
avatar for Miranda Marcus

Miranda Marcus

Research and Development Programme Lead, Open Data Institute
Miranda leads the ODI’s research and development programme. She is a digital programme manager specialising in applied research, agile delivery and digital strategy. Her background is in design and digital anthropology and she has worked across the arts, education and third sectors... Read More →
avatar for Cristian Reynaga

Cristian Reynaga

Director / Curator, +CODE
Cristian Reynaga is an independent curator and researcher with expertise in art and technology. Since 2015 he is the head of +CODE Festival that gathers international artists and researchers working with art, code and technology. He has been part of the production and curatorial teams... Read More →
avatar for Samhir Vasdev

Samhir Vasdev

Adviser, Digital Development, IREX
Samhir Vasdev is the Technical Adviser for Digital Development at IREX, a global development and education organization. There, Samhir drives the organization’s efforts to foster better use of data to inform decisions, learning, and action within IREX and its programs. For example... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Microcinema Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

2:00pm

Open Data + Government Finances
This Impact Session will be made up of 3-4 moderated “Ignite“ presentations (8- 10 minutes max) showcasing concrete examples of open data in action within the Government Finances thematic sector.

Moderators
avatar for Cecile Leguen

Cecile Leguen

Senior Consultant, Datactivist

Speakers
avatar for Gaurav Godhwani

Gaurav Godhwani

Director & Co-founder, CivicDataLab
Gaurav leads work at CivicDataLab, harnessing Data, Tech, Design and Social Science to strengthen the course of Civic Engagements in India. Gaurav has been focusing his energy to develop & strengthen data-for-good ecosystem in India, he has been instrumental in starting initiatives... Read More →
avatar for Natália Mazotte

Natália Mazotte

Executive Director, Open Knowledge Brasil
Natália is a data journalist and media entrepreneur who leads Open Knowledge Brazil. She has co-founded the digital magazine “Gênero e Número” and the Brazilian chapter of the data-driven news agency J++. Natalia also works as an instructor and lecturer in topics related... Read More →
avatar for Helen McNally

Helen McNally

Head of Research, Spend Network
Spend Network is an award-winning data enterprise known for highly usable and popular transaction research and websites including www.spendnetwork.com and https://openopps.com. We specialise in combining complex and inconsistent government data sets, and cleansing and linking the... Read More →
avatar for Ifeoma Onyebuchi

Ifeoma Onyebuchi

Program Director, Public and Private Development Centre
I am currently a program director at PPDC with experience around targeted advocacy for system improvement, open data/open contracting, open Government, grassroot engagement and media dialogue in a manner that promotes increased citizens’ active participation in governance programs... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 1 Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

2:00pm

The Future of Open Data Debate
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.

Moderators
avatar for Jaimie Boyd

Jaimie Boyd

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

Speakers
avatar for Philip Ashlock

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 →
avatar for Carla Bonina

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 →
avatar for Joel Gurin

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 fie... Read More →
avatar for Jocelyn Morrison

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
Auditorium Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

3:00pm

Beneficial Ownership Workshop: How to open data from real owners of companies and use it with results
The Panama & Paradise Papers showed us one of the darkest faces of public-private corruption: The concealment of the owners or real beneficiaries of the companies. This deeply rooted practice allows funds to be diverted through corporations or offshore companies, hindering the tracking and investigation of corruption offenses and rendering the system.
Through this interactive workshop we intend:
- Present the standard and Open Ownership Register (https://register.openownership.org/), a platform that collects and publishes information globally and in an open format.
- Show successful cases of publication of information or registers of beneficial owners in open format such as the United Kingdom, or innovators, such as the case of Ukraine and contrast them with cases of information gaps.
- Present the difficulties that the countries find to advance in the implementation, the pros and cons of opening that information.
- Listen to the proposals of civil society to generate concrete commitments in this matter.
- Discuss with the participants what strategies to implement to overcome the lack of public information and open data in an alternative way.

Moderators
avatar for Rosario Pavese

Rosario Pavese

Senior Regional Coordinator for the Americas, Open Government Partnership
Rosario joined the OGP Support Unit in April 2017 as a Government Support Coordinator at the government Support and Exchange team. Her primary focus is to provide guidance and assistance to governments across Americas, as well as facilitating exchange and learning between governments... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jaimie Boyd

Jaimie Boyd

Director, Open Government, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Government of Canada
avatar for Santiago J. Dondo

Santiago J. Dondo

Regional Director, Latin America and the Caribbean, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
Santiago J. Dondo is an expert in law and public policy related to the extractive industries. He is the Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean at the EITI. In December 2015 he was appointed as Undersecretary of Mining Policy by the Argentine National Government. Previously... Read More →
avatar for Hera Hussain

Hera Hussain

Open Contracting
avatar for Rob Redpath

Rob Redpath

Open Data Services Co-Operative
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Thom Townsend

Head of Data Policy at Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), UK


Friday September 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2 Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

3:00pm

Putting Open Up Guides to Use: Climate Change Open Up Guide
This workshop will explore a draft version of the Open Up Guide for Climate Data now being developed under the Open Data Charter alongside the WRI and CODE in order to gather input and engage the open data community and climate change experts in developing this important resource for climate action.
Government agencies and NGOs need to collect, open, and use data of many kinds to address climate change effectively and enable stakeholders--including vulnerable communities--to prepare for climate risks and take advantage of resilience-building activities. To help meet this need, the Open Data Charter, World Resources Institute and the Center for Open Data Enterprise are developing an “Open Up Guide for Climate Data” with guidance on key national datasets. The Guide will include an accessible online repository of key use cases, data assets, and standards and key use cases, and is designed initially for use at the national level. Depending on a country’s particular needs, the data can be used for climate change mitigation, for adaptation, for reporting on climate progress, or for management of climate finance.
This workshop will engage participants in helping to refine the Guide and, in turn, will help them apply it to their own country’s circumstances and needs. The workshop will begin with a brief presentation on the Guide and then break into discussion groups based on different types of issues and applications (mitigation, resilience, etc.) The results will be improvements to the Guide, increased awareness of the application of open data for climate action, and potentially new data-driven strategies that participants can develop in addressing climate change in their own countries.


Moderators
avatar for Natalia Carfi

Natalia Carfi

Deputy Director, Open Data Charter

Speakers
avatar for Grace Doherty

Grace Doherty

Geospatial Specialist, OpenDRI / GFDRR / World Bank
A teacher-trainer in open data and geospatial solutions to disaster risk management. Let's talk about how we can better communicate risk and increase resilience through open data collection, sharing, and use. Specializing in community mapping through Open Cities Africa.


Friday September 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 3 Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

3:00pm

Data Literacy
Open Data initiatives around the world are premised on the recognition that 'opening' key government and development information is a public good.  However, setting this information free doesn't address the deep capacity gaps had by the target users and beneficiaries of this 'opened' data.  Data Literacy support – that is, efforts to build capacity among potential (government and non-government) data users; to strengthen institutions and organizations which produce, disseminate, and analyze data; and/or to collaborative confront and seek to overcome challenges to the inauguration of a culture of data production and use across contexts – has been undertaken by a range of individuals and organizations.  But is it working?  Can we do better?  If so, how?  And what’s next?  This panel convenes top experts to dig deep into key questions about and opportunities for effective data literacy.    

Moderators
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Craig Hammer

Program Manager, The World Bank
Craig Hammer is Program Manager at the World Bank, and Secretary of the World Bank’s Development Data Council. He specializes in evidence-based governance reforms, with particular emphasis on open government and open data initiatives. His work at the World Bank has included strengthening... Read More →

Speakers
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Mariano Blejman

Founder, Media Party
I run media innovation through Latín América. I've leaded datajournalism programa, bootcamps and News accelerators
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Eva Constantaras

Data Journalism Advisor, Internews
Eva Constantaras is a data and investigative journalist and a trainer specialised in cross-border journalism projects to combat corruption and encourage transparency. She has worked in Latin America, Asia and East Africa on topics ranging from displacement and kidnapping by organised... Read More →
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Cédric Lombion

Programmes Manager, School of Data
Cédric Lombion coordinates the design and implementation of School of Data programmes and has developed expertise around the extractives industry, public procurement and data journalism. As part of his work he has mentored over the years more than 50 individuals and organisations... Read More →
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Emma Prest

Executive Director, DataKind UK


Friday September 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Chamber Hall Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

3:00pm

Indigenous Data Sovereignty
Indigenous data sovereignty (IDS) is the right of Indigenous peoples to govern the collection, ownership, and application of data about Indigenous communities, peoples, lands, and resources. IDS comprises the entitlement to determine how Indigenous data are governed and stewarded--Indigenous data governance. Over the past three years, and during the first iteration of the Open Data Charter, IDS has become a globally active movement. The initial phase raised awareness of IDS within Indigenous nations and nation-state data entities. However, in the open data community, there remains a general lack of knowledge or understanding of IDS. To date, open data policy discussions have largely been framed around the needs and interests of nation-states and open data advocates, with minimal Indigenous engagement. The dialogue in this session will focus on the tension between IDS and open data, and potential paths forward.

Moderators
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Stephanie Carroll Rainie

University of Arizona
Stephanie Carroll Rainie (Ahtna Athabascan), DrPH, MPH is Assistant Professor in  Public Health Policy and Management at College of Public Health. She works in the Community, Environment and Policy Department, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH); Assistant Research... Read More →

Speakers
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Ana Gabriel Z. Aponte

Senior Advisor on Open Government & 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... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Microcinema Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

3:00pm

Open Data + Health
This Impact Session will be made up of 3-4 moderated “Ignite“ presentations (8- 10 minutes max) showcasing concrete examples of open data in action within the Health thematic sector.

Moderators
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Daniel Carranza

Co-fundador, DATA Uruguay
Co-fundador de DATA Uruguay, organización de la soc. civil que crea herramientas y hace activismo por los Datos y Gobierno Abierto local y regionalmente a través de iniciativas como ABRELATAM. Consultor en herramientas y medios digitales para multilaterales, gobiernos, sociedad... Read More →

Speakers
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Betiana Caceres

Coordinadora Lab, Fundación Huésped
Salud. Derechos sexuales y reproductivos. Tecnologías.
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Julio Herrera

HIVOS
HIVOS | Co-founder of Red Ciudadana| Passionate about #OpenGov @OpenDataGt #OpenContracting | OAS Fellow 2017 #FellowshipOEA
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María Isabel Arce Plata

42Data
Biologist with a Data Science specialization from Coursera and a Master degree in Biometrics.


Friday September 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 1 Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

3:00pm

Open Data Around the World - Regional Roundtable
This session will be a lively review of what is happening around the world on open data. The session will draw on the outcomes of the 7 Regional Sessions taking place during the conference. A focus will be placed on identification of shared learning and best practices.

Moderators
Speakers
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Jaimie Boyd

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

Member of Parliament, Assemblée Nationale
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Muchiri Nyaggah

Executive Director, Local Development Research Institute
I'm a champion for Africa's development agenda as articulated in its normative frameworks and treaties. I am focused on how data and open data can help the continent achieve its vision to end hunger, poverty and reduce inequality. Let's talk about open data with a purpose, supporting... Read More →
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Marwan Tarazi

Director, Center for Continuing Education, Birzeit University
I am the director of Continuing Education at Birzeit University. Currently engaged in designing an open "Open Data Capacity Development Program" targeting University students and fresh graduates. We are reaching out to potential partners that can share experiences, suggest open... Read More →
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Khairil Yusof

Co-Founder & Coordinator, Sinar Project
Programme Consultant and investigative journalist working on applying innovative methods of open data and standards, for transparency and anti-corruption. | | Talk to me about open data standards and tools for tracking and investigating politically exposed persons and legislative... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Auditorium Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 600, C1156ACS CABA

4:00pm