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Joel Gurin

Center for Open Data Enterprise
President and Founder
Washington D.C. Metro Area

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.  

Before launching the Center in January 2015 he was Senior Advisor at the GovLab (GovLab) at New York University, a multidisciplinary program to use technology to improve the way we govern. Joel conceptualized and led the development team for the GovLab’sOpen Data 500 project, the first comprehensive study of companies that use open government data as a key business resource. He and his team then developed the Open Data Roundtables, which bring together federal agencies with their data customers to help make government data more relevant, accessible, and actionable.

The Center for Open Data Enterprise (www.odenterprise.org) now leads U.S. and international programs to facilitate the use of open data and convene key stakeholders. Its mission is to maximize the use of open government data as a public resource for economic growth, social good, and scientific research.

Joel Gurin’s background combines government, nonprofit leadership, journalism, and consumer issues. He served as Chair of the White House Task Force on Smart Disclosure, which studied how open government data can improve consumer markets, and as Chief of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. He was previously Editorial Director and then Executive Vice President of Consumer Reports, where he directed the launch and development ofConsumerReports.org, the world’s largest paid-subscription information-based website. He can be reached at joel@odenterprise.org or through his Twitter handle, @joelgurin.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, September 28

9:00am GMT-03

2:00pm GMT-03


My Moderators Sessions

Thursday, September 27

2:00pm GMT-03

Friday, September 28

12:00pm GMT-03