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Thursday, September 27
 

11:00am GMT-03

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 Nnenna Nwakanma

Nnenna Nwakanma

Chief Web Advocate, World Wide Web Foundation
avatar for Jeni Tennison

Jeni Tennison

CEO, Open Data Institute


Thursday September 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT-03
Auditorium

12:00pm GMT-03

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 & 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 GMT-03
Auditorium

2:00pm GMT-03

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 field... 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 GMT-03
Auditorium

3:00pm GMT-03

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
JC

J. Carlos Lara

Policy Director, Derechos Digitales


Thursday September 27, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm GMT-03
Auditorium

4:00pm GMT-03

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
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Martin Wasserman

Civic House
avatar for Catherine Woteki

Catherine Woteki

Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Iowa State University
Dr. Catherine Woteki is President of the Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Foundation and holds positions as Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University and Visiting Distinguished Institute Professor in the Biocomplexity Institute of the University of Virginia... Read More →
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Andrew Young

The GovLab


Thursday September 27, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm GMT-03
Auditorium
 
Friday, September 28
 

11:00am GMT-03

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

Momi Peralta

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 abiertos... 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 →
avatar for Øyvind Engan

Øyvind Engan

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

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 GMT-03
Auditorium

12:00pm GMT-03

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 he... Read More →
avatar for Anastasiya Kozlovtseva

Anastasiya Kozlovtseva

Head of International Relations, Transparency International Ukraine
Anastasiya Kozlovtseva – Head of International Relations Department/Fundraiser; has joined TI Ukraine in autumn 2013. In 2013-2016 she has coordinated projects related to good and open governance. Anastasiya is responsible for donor, international relations coordination, advocacy... Read More →
avatar for Eliza Niewiadomska

Eliza Niewiadomska

Senior Counsel, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Government CommerceDigital EconomyGovernance Innovation
avatar for Warren Smith

Warren Smith

Director, Global Digital Marketplace Programme, Cabinet Office, Government Digital Service
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 digital... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm GMT-03
Auditorium

2:00pm GMT-03

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 field... 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 GMT-03
Auditorium

3:00pm GMT-03

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
avatar for Fabrizio Scrollini

Fabrizio Scrollini

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

Speakers
avatar for Jaimie Boyd

Jaimie Boyd

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

Paula Forteza

Member of Parliament, Assemblée Nationale
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 →
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 →
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 open... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm GMT-03
Auditorium