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Friday, May 29 • 13:30 - 15:00
Using Open Data Readiness Assessments: Lessons and Experience from around the World / Détermination de la préparation aux données ouvertes: leçons et expérience dans le monde

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This session feature developing countries sharing their experiences in launching Open Data initiatives. Through an ongoing co-creation effort, The World Bank has developed a methodology for Open Data Readiness Assessments (ODRA) which allows countries to develop a roadmap for their open data programs.  The session, facilitated by leading Open Data practitioners, features Open Data leaders from developing countries sharing their successes and challenges around planning, launching and early implementation of Open Data initiatives. The session will feature lightning talks on open data from countries including: Uganda, Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Serbia

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Amparo Ballivian

Lead Economist, The World Bank / la Banque mondiale
Amparo Ballivián leads the Open Government Data working group at the World Bank. Amparo has managed several development projects in various economic areas, in the Latin America and Caribbean and the Africa regions of the World Bank. Between 2002 and 2006 she was the Bank’s Country Manager and Resident Representative in Nicaragua. Before joining the Bank she worked in public service, academia, diplomatic posts and the... Read More →
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Andrew Stott

Senior Open Data Consultant with Transport and ICT Global Practice, The World Bank / la Banque mondiale
Andrew was theDirector for Transparency and Digital Engagement for the United Kingdom Government. He led the work to open up government data and create "data.gov.uk”. Following his retirement he continues to advise UK Ministers as well as other governments in Open Data issues. As a senior consultant in the Transport and ICT Global Practice he has worked on Open Data and e-Government issues. He is also on the Advisory Council of the Open... Read More →

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Pierre Chrzanowski

Open Knowledge France board member and consultant / Membre du conseil d’administration d’Open Knowledge France et consultant, Open Knowledge France and World Bank / Open Knowledge France et la Banque mondiale
Pierre CHRZANOWSKI co-founded France’s local Open Knowledge Foundation group and now serves on the group’s board. His main responsibility is the Public Domaine Calculator project, but he is also involved in the development of the School of Data. Pierre is interested in social, economic and cultural issues relating to access to knowledge. He has a degree in information systems management engineering from the Université de... Read More →
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Marija Kujačić

Head of Department for Implementation and Support in Serbian Directorate for e-Government, Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self Government
Marija Kujačić is Head of Department for Implementation and Support in Serbian Directorate for e-Government, body inside the Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self Government. She manages activities on development of e-Government on strategic, organisational and project management level.  She used to work for Information Technology and Internet Agency as Head of IS Development Group, as well as International Projects Coordinator... Read More →
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Oleg Petrov

Open Data Program Coordinator, Transport and ICT Global Practice, The World Bank / la Banque mondiale
Oleg Petrov has been championing open data, e-government and ICT for development at the World Bank since 1996 in a variety of leadership roles. Currently, Oleg coordinates several programs at the Bank's ICT Unit including Open Data Program, Smart Nations program and knowledge sharing and learning program, including the High-level Experts, Leaders, and Practitioners (HELP) for Transformation program, Open Data... Read More →
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The Honourable Julian J. Robinson

Minister of State, Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining
The Honourable Julian J. Robinson, MP has been Minister of State in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining and Member of Parliament for the constituency of St. Andrew South Eastern since 2012.  He currently serves as Deputy General Secretary of the People’s Minister Robinson began his career as a Management and e-Business Consultant in London, where he worked for international firms IBM, a multinational technology and... Read More →
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James Saaka

Executive Director, National Information Technology Authority
In August 2010, James Saaka joined the National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U) as Executive Director. Under his responsibility is ensuring that NITA-U achieves its mandate: to coordinate, promote and monitor IT development within the context of national, social and economic development of Uganda. Mr. Saaka joined Shell International B.V. in July, 1998, where he spent 12 years until July 2010. Before that, Mr. Saaka held... Read More →
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Abiyot B. Tehone

Director, Ethiopian Ministry of Communication and Information Technology
Abiyot B. Tehone is Director of e-government at Ethiopian Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (www.mcit.gov.et). Previously he was a Project manager for Ethiopian Government Information System Expansion Project. He received his Ph.D. in Information and Telecommunication Technology Management from the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). His research interests include social computing, e-government... Read More →

Friday May 29, 2015 13:30 - 15:00
Room 108

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