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Friday, May 29


What Happens After the Hack: Canada’s Approach to National Hackathons / Ce qui se passe après le hackathon: l'approche du Canada au sujet des appathons à l'échelle nationale
Learn about Canada’s national hackathon model - the Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE) - from the perspective of both the organizers and the participants, and explore how to support the participants, their work, and their ideas after the event is over.
Séance permettant de s'nformer sur le modèle d'appathon national du Canada - l'Expérience de données ouvertes canadienne (EDOC) - du point de vue des organisateurs et des participants et de se renseigner sur la façon d'appuyer les participants, leur travail et leurs idées après la fin de l'événement.

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Mike Smit

Professor, School of Information Management, Dalhousie University
Mike Smit is a professor in the School of Information Management at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. His research and teaching explore data management for open and big data, data literacy, theeffect of open information on civic engagement, and the interaction of information and emerging technology (including cloud computing and the Internet of Things). --- Mike Smit est professeur à la School of Information Management à... Read More →

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Melanie Gorka

Senior Consultant, ThoughtWorks Inc.
Melanie Gorka is currently a Senior Consultant at ThoughtWorks Inc, working as a design lead and product strategist for both Fortune 500 companies and for social change initiatives. Her passion to foster human development, and her creativity in developing effective solutions to do so, has led her to build a career around designing for social and behaviour change and leveraging information technology to create impact. Before... Read More →
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Jigdel Kuyee

Jigdel Kuyee recently worked as a COO for a tech hardware start-up building a sensor glove for applications in both the assistive and the gaming industries. Previously, he was elected to the board of the Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre for the 2011-2013 and has also worked at Toronto Hydro in various projects ranging from smart grid projects (looking at transformer smart metre data to distribution energy storage) to taking the lead on developing... Read More →
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Claire Masson

Government of Canada
Claire Masson is the Outreach and Engagement Lead on Open Government for the Government of Canada (GC). Most recently, she has led the GC Open Government consultations, and coordinated the first two Canadian Open Data Experiences (CODE), a national hackathon supported by the GC. Claire holds an MBA and has experience in both private and public sectors.
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Carlos Saavedra

Imminy, CEO and Co-Founder
Carlos Saavedra is the CEO and Co-Founder of Imminy, a web platform for immigrants to find their pathway to Canada pre-arrival. He is a graduate in Communications and Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a Master’s candidate in User Experience Design and Digital Marketing from the University of Waterloo. Carlos is one of the 1st place and fan favourite winners of the 2014 Canadian Open Data Experience... Read More →
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Kevin Tuer

Managing Director / Directeur général, Open Data Exchange / Bourse des données ouvertes
Dr. Kevin Tuer is the Managing Director of the newly founded Open Data Exchange and former Managing Director of the Canadian Digital Media Network. Over the past 15 years, Dr. Tuer has held several engineering and senior management positions in the high tech industry including Senior Research Engineer with Computing Devices Canada (now General Dynamics Canada) as well as Co-Founder and CTO of Handshake VR, a company that specialized in the... Read More →

Friday May 29, 2015 10:30 - 11:30
Room 210


Open Data + Right to Information = Right to Data / Données ouvertes + droit à l'information = droit aux données
This session will review the progress of countries which have introduced open data (proactive disclosure) laws and present a brief training session by/for journalists and Civil Society Organizations on how to use Right to Information laws for gaining access to data.
Au cours de cette séance, on examinera les progrès des pays qui ont adopté des lois sur des données ouvertes (divulgation proactive) et on présentera une brève séance de formation donnée par des journalistes et à l'intention de journalistes et d'organisations de la société civile sur la façon d'utiliser les lois sur le droit à l'information pour obtenir l'accès aux données.

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Savita Bailur

Open Data Research Lead, Web Foundation
Savita Bailur is a researcher with around fifteen years of experience in ICTs and development. Her recent work has focused on technologies for transparency and accountability, freedom of information and open data. She has worked with organisations including Aptivate, mySociety, World Bank, Microsoft Research India, Commonwealth Secretariat, USAID and Panos. Savita holds an MSc and Ph.D. in Information Systems from London School of Economics as... Read More →

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Jen Bramley

International Project Manager, mySociety
Jen joined mySociety in 2013 and has since worked on a wide range of projects in countries from Zimbabwe to Malaysia, and topics from FOI to street fault reporting. Her main role is the support and implementation of projects using the FixMyStreet, Alaveteli, and Pombola code bases by interested international partners. This can include anything from advice on marketing and outreach to coordinating technical support from mySociety's developer... Read More →
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Michael Canares

Managing Consultant, Step Up Consulting
Michael Cañares is managing consultant of Step Up Consulting based in the Philippines. He manages five research projects related to open data: the Open LGU Research Project which looks into open data initiatives at the local level in the Philippines; an agency-readiness assessment on open data of Philippine national departments; two synthesis papers – one on Open Data and Intermediaries and another on Open Data at the Sub-national Level; and... Read More →
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Silvana Fumega

Fellow, University of Tasmania
Silvana Fumega is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has just been awarded- after the PhD thesis' submission- a Fellowship from the Institute for the Study of Social Change, (UTAS, Australia). For the past 4 years she has been researching on the intersections of Open Government Data and Freedom of Information policies.
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Eko Prasetyo

Open Data Lab Jakarta
Working as Policy Manager at Open Data Lab Jakarta, Eko Prasetyo engages in various initiatives to maximise and seize the benefits of open data. He has a background in Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D), with fields of interest include governance, learning and mobile technology. Outside the office, he enjoys cycling, drinking coffee and meeting people.

Friday May 29, 2015 10:30 - 12:00
Room 108


Data Publishing Methods / Éléments requis pour la publication efficace de données

A practical workshop influenced by the experiences of various Government agencies and community groups at various levels of maturity. Collecting experiences from attendees to open up a broad discussion, we'll focus on best practices for data publishing and data use to create a reference document that can be used beyond the IODC.


Cet atelier pratique s’appuie sur l’expérience de divers organismes gouvernementaux et groupes communautaires à divers niveaux de maturité. Nous recueillerons les expériences des participants afin de lancer une vaste discussion et mettrons l’accent sur les pratiques exemplaires aux fins de la publication et de l’utilisation de données pour créer un document de référence qui pourra être utilisé au‑delà de la CIDO.

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Steven De Costa

Co-Secretary and Treasurer, Open Knowledge Australia
Steven is an open data and open knowledge community contributor. He is Co-Secretary and Treasurer of Open Knowledge Australia, member of the Steering Group and Community Team Lead for the CKAN Association, an organizer of GovHack.org, founder of DataShades.com and Executive Director of the data first digital agency Link Digital.

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Sarah Bird

Developer / Développeuse Web, Aptivate
Sarah is a full-stack web developer at Aptivate, a non-profit organization building IT solutions for the international development sector. She has a background in open-source technologies in a variety of sectors as well as in public policy. In 2014, she was the lead developer on the team that built the Open Contracting Data Standard. She holds Masters degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Cambridge University, and Technology & Policy from... Read More →
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Ashley Casovan

Canada’s Open Government Portal
Ashley Casovan is the lead for Canada’s Open Government Portal. In this position, she is responsible for working with departments and agencies all across the Government of Canada to disseminate data and information. She previously lead the Open Data and Open Government efforts at the City of Edmonton where she developed the award-winning data analytics tools, the Citizen Dashboard. Before getting involved in Open Government activities... Read More →
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Neil Fantom

Manager, The World Bank / la Banque mondiale
Neil Fantom is a Manager at the World Bank in Washington, DC. He leads the World Bank's Open Data initiative, and oversees the publication of World Development Indicators and Global Development Finance and the compilation and dissemination of the associated datasets. He has worked extensively to help developing countries improve their statistical capacity, working in Malawi and Botswana for eight years helping to improve official data and working... Read More →
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Mark Headd

Developer Evangelist / Promoteur du développement, Accela
Mark Headd is the former Chief Data Officer for the City of Philadelphia, serving as one of the first municipal Chief Data Officers in the United States, and was also Director of Government Relations at Code for America.  He currently works with civic technologists and open data advocates as a Developer Evangelist for Accela, Inc. Self taught in programming, he holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of... Read More →
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David Read

Lead Python Developer, Cabinet Office
David is the lead developer for the United Kingdom Government's open data portal, data.gov.uk. David has extensive practical knowledge and technical expertise related to data publishing platforms and methods. He is a key member of the CKAN project's technical team and former lead developer with Open Knowledge.

Friday May 29, 2015 10:30 - 12:30
Room 204


Money in Politics: Political Finance Regimes Across the Globe from an Open Data Perspective / L'argent en politique : les régimes financiers en politique à l'échelle mondiale du point de vue des données ouvertes
A view from the Money, Politics, and Transparency Project (MPT) - a joint endeavor of Global Integrity, Sunlight Foundation, and the Electoral Integrity Project, three CSOs at the forefront of transparency and governance issues.
Un aperçu du projet Argent, politiques et transparence - une démarche commune de trois OSC, soit l'organisation Global Integrity, la fondation Sunlight et le projet Electoral Integrity Project, qui sont au premier plan sur les questions de transparence et de gouvernance.

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Michael Moses

Manager, Global Integrity
Michael is a manager at Global Integrity. He leads the organization's work on money in politics, and is also leading on 'Opening Government?', a case study-driven effort to investigate whether and how local stakeholders have been able to leverage the Open Government Partnership to drive progress towards more open government in their countries. Let's chat!

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Lindsay Ferris

International Policy Associate / Associé de politique internationale, Sunlight Foundation
Lindsay Ferris works at the Sunlight Foundation, a US-based NGO that uses civic tech, open data, journalism and policy advocacy to make government more transparent and accountable globally. Lindsay works on Sunlight’s international policy program. Although Lindsay has worked on advocacy projects on the issues of parliamentary openness and lobbying transparency, her primary programmatic focus is on the Money, Politics and Transparency... Read More →
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Daniel Freund

Policy Officer, EU Integrity / Responsable des politiques, Intégrité de l’Union européenne, Transparency International EU
Daniel joined TI in 2014 and is leading the work on the integrity of the EU institutions. He works on issues around lobbying, conflicts of interest and whistleblowing and has launched EU Integrity Watch - a unique online tool to monitor the members of the European Parliament and the European Commission. Before joining TI, Daniel has worked in and around the EU institutions for five years, including at the European Parliament, the EU delegation to... Read More →
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Delia Ferreira Rubio

Delia Ferreira Rubio graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Ph.D. degree in Law from Madrid’s Complutense University. She served as Chief Advisor for several Representatives and Senators at the National Congress from 1990 to 2005, advising the Constitutional Committee of both the House of Representatives and the Senate, and also served as Advisor at the National Accounting Office for two years. She has consulted on anti-corruption and... Read More →

Friday May 29, 2015 10:30 - 12:30
Room 202


Open Aid Data / Données ouvertes sur l'aide
Bringing the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) to a wider audience through a workshop where participants will explore newly developed models of how transparency and traceability are working in practice. This will include citizen advocacy against corruption, climate change finance tracking, building public trust in public finance, open humanitarian response data, open corporate data and feedback loops.
Faire connaître l'initiative sur la transparence en matière d'aide internationale à un plus vaste public dans le cadre d'un atelier où les participants découvriront de nouveaux modèles sur la façon de mettre en pratique la transparence et la traçabilité. On présentera notamment les activités de citoyens qui militent contre la corruption, la surveillance du financement en matière de changement climatique, l'établissement de la confiance du public en matière de finances publiques, des données ouvertes sur l'intervention humanitaire, des données ouvertes des entreprises et une boucle de rétroaction.

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Sarah Johns

Transparency Adviser, Bond
Hello, my background is in access to information and communications in both the charity and development sectors here in the UK. At Bond (the UK network of development NGOs, with over 450 members) I work on UK NGO engagement and use of the IATI - International Aid Transparency Initiative - open data standard, funded by DFID. I also work with NGOs individually and with the wider not for profit community to reflect on current transparency practice... Read More →

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Bibhusan Bista

CEO, YoungInnovations
I am the CEO and co-founder of YoungInnovations, a leading software development firm based in Nepal providing solutions to different parts of the globe. I have my background in technology, research and international development. I have led successful projects around open data, transparency accountability and other development issues. Iam an active member of IATI technical advisory group and Open Data Charter initiatives globally
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Dustin Homer

Director of Engagement & Partnerships, Development Gateway
Dustin leads Development Gateway’s Results Data Initiative, exploring how development results data can be collected, shared and used more effectively. He has learned, thought and written a lot about how data actually matters for governments and development orgs – and how it doesn’t. He has also worked with DG clients to manage development assistance portfolios, open up development data and visualize performance information. Dustin’s... Read More →
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Rolf Kleef

Internet Trailblazer / Innovateur Internet, drostan.org
Internet trailblazer. Weaving the web to help humanity. Implementing #IATI, #opendata, open organisations and online collaboration in civil society. | | Interested in Linked Data, Semantic Web, XML, civil society, data literacy and empowerment.
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Claudia Schwegmann

Open Knowledge Foundation
Passionate about aid transparency and open data for development!

Friday May 29, 2015 10:30 - 12:30
Room 212


Open Data Advocacy Clinic / Clinique d'intervention sur les données ouvertes
A community-based workshop and brainstorming session to tackle open data advocacy challenges.
Un atelier communautaire et une séance de remue-méninges afin de faire face aux défis sur la promotion des données ouvertes.

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Katelyn Rogers

Open Knowledge
Open Knowledge

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Lindsay Ferris

International Policy Associate / Associé de politique internationale, Sunlight Foundation
Lindsay Ferris works at the Sunlight Foundation, a US-based NGO that uses civic tech, open data, journalism and policy advocacy to make government more transparent and accountable globally. Lindsay works on Sunlight’s international policy program. Although Lindsay has worked on advocacy projects on the issues of parliamentary openness and lobbying transparency, her primary programmatic focus is on the Money, Politics and Transparency... Read More →
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Maria Jaraquemada

Director of Research and Advocacy / directrice de la recherche et de la défense d’intérêts, Fundación Ciudadano Inteligente
María Jaraquemada is the Director of Research and Advocacy at Fundación Ciudadano Inteligente, which implies leading the studies of our projects (including strategies of advocacy and communication of these), advocacy in matters of our interest with the relevant actors in the field (e.g., the Government and Parliamentarians), and collaboration in the formulation and implementation of advocacy campaigns in Chile and Latin America to... Read More →
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Greg Kempe

Principal Technologist / technologue principal, Code for South Africa
Greg Kempe is Principal Technologist at Code for South Africa, a civic technology lab that promotes informed decision-making as a means for social change. Code for South Africa drives both the supply and demand for open data through partnerships such as PMG.org.za (releasing over 17 years of parliamentary monitoring data via an API with a CC-BY license), websites such OpenByLaws.org.za (free access to local legislation), Wazimap.co.za (for... Read More →
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Mor Rubinstein

Open Knowledge
Mor Rubinstein is a community coordinator at Open Knowledge, where she works on projects like the Open Data Index, a global benchmark of of open data state around the world and the Open Data Handbook. Occasionally, she is also taking part in studies at the Oxford Internet Institute as a research assistant. Prior to her work at Open Knowledge she used to work as a community coordinator at the Israeli Open Data NGO, The Public Knowledge Workshop... Read More →

Friday May 29, 2015 10:30 - 12:30
Room 105


Open Dialogue on Open Government - Opening up the Data / Dialogue ouvert sur le gouvernement ouvert - Ouverture des données

Participate in Canada’s national dialogue on how to set priorities for releasing federal government open data.

This 60 minute interactive session will present a draft approach to prioritizing the release of the Government of Canada’s open data. The majority of the time will be spent in conversation on the following topics:

  • What are the most important criteria and what are the trade-offs? (i.e. Should easy to release datasets be prioritized ahead of high value datasets that will take a longer time to release?)
  • What constitutes high value data?
  • What practices are currently in use around the world? (i.e. How have other countries around the table prioritized dataset releases?)

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Thomas Kearney

Government of Canada
Thomas Kearney, Senior Project Officer, Open Government Secretariat, Chief Information Officer Branch, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat Thom Kearney is an award winning teacher, passionate learner and public servant helping to tell stories and navigate changing landscapes. | | In 2009 he helped Government of Canada departments be more open in their dealings between each with the GCpedia enterprise wiki. That experience convinced him... Read More →

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Karin Fuller

Government of Canada
Karin Fuller recently joined the Outreach and Engagement Team on Open Government at the Treasury Board Secretariat.  Her experiences run the gamut of stakeholder engagement, outreach, governance and federal-provincial relations, from her work at the Canada Border Services Agency, the Canada Student Loans Program, and the Office for Disability Issues. Karin, along with two partners, owns Kaleidoscope Kids’ Books, Ottawa’s... Read More →
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Chantal Lareau

Treasury Board Secretariat
Chantal Lareau joined the Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) in 2008 and is currently a member of the Information Management (IM) Policy and Compliance team. She is the lead analyst responsible for the support, implementation, and monitoring of both the Directive on Recordkeeping and the Directive on Open Government. She is also a faculty member at the Canada School of Public Service (CSPS) and has participated in the design and delivery of several... Read More →

Friday May 29, 2015 11:30 - 12:30
Room 210


Mapping the Opportunities and Challenges of Civic Tech Communities / Recensement des possibilités et des défis pour le milieu des technologies civiques

This panel session will be a constructive take on current civic tech initiatives, such as Poplus and the Code for All programs to help government officials and civic technology infomediaries design meaningful initiatives to make a lasting difference in their communities. With the united vision that technology can open up and innovate policy implementation and public service delivery, variations of civic technology programs have been adapted to many different local contexts. A year later, much was learned about organizing open data communities and what it takes to build tools that solve real world problems. Examples on how civic technology communities collaborated with different stakeholders including government, civil society, and the media to gain access to relevant data will be showcased. Current and future challenges will be discussed with the hope that our learnings will make future projects not only easier to start and scale, but also more effective.


La réunion d’experts aura pour but de tenir un dialogue constructif au sujet des initiatives sur les technologies civiques actuelles, comme Poplus et les programmes du réseau « Code for All », afin d’aider les représentants du gouvernement et les infomédiaires en matière de technologies civiques à créer des initiatives importantes permettant d’apporter des améliorations durables au sein de leurs collectivités. En raison de la vision commune selon laquelle la technologie peut dégager et faire innover la mise en œuvre des politiques et la prestation des services publics, divers programmes de technologies civiques ont été adaptés à bon nombre de contextes locaux différents. Un an plus tard, l’on en a appris beaucoup sur l’organisation des collectivités de données ouvertes et les éléments requis pour concevoir des outils qui permettent de résoudre des problèmes réels. Lors de la réunion, on mettra en lumière des exemples de la façon dont les collectivités de technologies civiques ont collaboré avec différents intervenants, notamment le gouvernement, la société civile et les médias, pour avoir accès à des données pertinentes. On discutera également des défis actuels et futurs, en espérant que les leçons apprises contribueront à faire en sorte que les projets à venir soient à la fois plus faciles à amorcer et à évaluer, et que ces projets soient plus efficaces.

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Daniel Dietrich

Manager Open Contracting Program, Hivos
Daniel Dietrich is senior consultant, researcher, activist and curator at the intersection of media, technology and society. He is interested in empowering people through open knowledge and the use technology for social good. He is honoree member of the Advisory board of Open Knowledge International and co-founder and member of the executive board of its German Chapter. He is co-founder and member of the steering committee of the global civic... Read More →

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Lucía Abelenda

Responsable área de Tecnología para el Cambio Social, Fundación Avina
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Justin Arenstein

ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow
Justin is an award-winning investigative journalist and digital strategist currently working with Code for Africa and the African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting to strengthen Africa’s watchdog media by working with newsrooms to implement better forensic research and evidence-based reportage. This includes helping media adopt digital tools and data journalism strategies. Justin manages the $1m African News Innovation... Read More →
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Jen Bramley

International Project Manager, mySociety
Jen joined mySociety in 2013 and has since worked on a wide range of projects in countries from Zimbabwe to Malaysia, and topics from FOI to street fault reporting. Her main role is the support and implementation of projects using the FixMyStreet, Alaveteli, and Pombola code bases by interested international partners. This can include anything from advice on marketing and outreach to coordinating technical support from mySociety's developer... Read More →
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Julia Kloiber

Project Lead Civic Tech and Open Data, Open Knowledge Foundation Germany
Julia Kloiber is a project lead for Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland (since 2012) and an active member of Digitale Gesellschaft e.V. She has a background in design and media studies and works on projects focused on topics including free knowledge, Open Data, civic tech, net politics and design. In the past couple of years she was running a series of community programs to foster the reuse of Open Data e.g. Germanys first Civic Tech Incubator... Read More →
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Sheba Najmi

Founder, Code for Pakistan
Sheba Najmi is the Founder & Executive Director of Code for Pakistan, a technology driven non-profit building a civic innovation ecosystem to improve quality of life across Pakistan. After nearly 7 years as a User Experience Lead at Yahoo!, Najmi joined the “peace corps of geeks” as a Code for America 2012 Fellow, where she led the development of Honolulu Answers, trained city employees, and organized the first ever civic... Read More →
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TH Schee

Advisor, Open Knowledge Taiwan
Solo moto ride across .au at 15 | Mayoral Advisor (Taipei) on Smart City & Economic Development | Views mine.

Friday May 29, 2015 13:30 - 15:00
Room 212


Open Contracting Data Standard: From Design to Action / Norme de données sur les marchés ouverts (NDMO): De la conception à l'action
Opening up public contracting data could promote better value for money, improved market analysis, reduced fraud & corruption, and better delivery of goods and services to citizens. The Open Contracting Data Standard was launched in November 2014 after a dynamic development process to this end and is the first effort to produce standardised and structured public information in an open format. This quickfire, interactive session, hosted by the Open Contracting Partnership, explores experiences and lessons from early adopters so far, asks the audience to share theirs, and explores how our efforts to open up public contracting can be further improved.


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Gavin Hayman

Director / Directeur administratif, Open Contracting Partnership
Gavin is currently the Executive Director of Open Contracting Partnership and, before that, he was the Executive Director of Global Witness. At Global Witness, he oversaw all of Global Witness’ groundbreaking and award-winning investigative, campaigning, and advocacy work, uncovering secret deals, corruption, and conflict around the world. He helped create the international Publish What You Pay campaign and helped negotiate the... Read More →

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Sarah Bird

Developer / Développeuse Web, Aptivate
Sarah is a full-stack web developer at Aptivate, a non-profit organization building IT solutions for the international development sector. She has a background in open-source technologies in a variety of sectors as well as in public policy. In 2014, she was the lead developer on the team that built the Open Contracting Data Standard. She holds Masters degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Cambridge University, and Technology & Policy from... Read More →
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Julio Fajardo

Expert Advisor / Expert-conseil, Colombia Compra Eficiente
Julio Fajardo is an expert advisor on planning and strategy at the National Public Procurement Agency, Colombia Compra Eficiente, Colombia's central public procurement policy institution. He previously served as an advisor to the Presidency on the definition and execution of Government policies on poverty, employment, and citizen security, and as a management consultant at a Big Four firm. He holds a bachelor's degree on mechanical engineering... Read More →
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Myroslav Opyr

IT Coordinator, ProZorro
After Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine community of activists appeared who wanted to change the country. One of the groups started reforming Public Procurement. In Private-Public partnership model we built the ProZorro (new Ukrainian Public eProcurement system) with OpenProcurement software suite, that is built with Open principles: | * Open Software - Apache License v2.0 | * Open Data and Open Standards - Open Contracting Data Standard... Read More →
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Marcela Rozo

Open Contracting Program Lead / Directrice du programme sur les contrats ouverts, Governance Global Practice, World Bank / Pratiques en matière de gouvernance internationale, Banque mondiale
Marcela Rozo graduated in economics at Los Andes University in Bogota, and has a Master’s in agricultural economics and planning from Reading University in UK. She has led the Open Contracting Program at the Governance Global Practice of the World Bank since 2011. Prior to this, she worked for the International Secretariat of Transparency International (TI) in Berlin as manager of the Public Contracting Programme, after leading for 7... Read More →
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Laura Serghi

Senior Policy Advisor, Public Works and Government Services Canada
Laura Serghi is a Senior Policy Advisor with Public Works and Government Services Canada, where she has been leading the Open Contracting initiative for the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises. The initiative is in support of the international commitment to deliver on the first implementation of a common format for contract data for increased government-wide transparency and accountability in Canada. Laura and her team are responsible for... Read More →
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Chris Taggart

Co-founder and CEO / Cofondateur et chef de la direction, OpenCorporates
Chris Taggart is the Co-founder and CEO of OpenCorporates, the largest open database of companies in the world. OpenCorporates is revolutionising access to and reuse of company data, making it not just freely available on the web, but giving access to the underlying data through its API and with a licence that allows free reuse under a share-alike licence. Since its launch in December 2010, OpenCorporates has grown from 3 million... Read More →

Friday May 29, 2015 13:30 - 15:00
Room 204


Open Data for Public Participation - Canada’s Digital Diplomacy Experience / Données ouvertes propices à la participation du public - Expérience de diplomatie sur le plan numérique du Canada

The session will explore Canada’s digital diplomacy experience with open data for public participation. Since 2014, Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development has been using digital diplomacy in support of its efforts to strengthen democracy and build prosperity. This has generated massive amounts of open/social data, consisting of interactions between Canadian diplomatic feeds, citizens and civil society, both overseas and Canada. The multi-disciplinary panel will use data analysis and visualizations and feature a first-hand account from a Canadian Ambassador to kick start, what we hope will be, an engaging conversation about open data for public participation.

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Martha McLean

Deputy Director, Digital Communication and Engagement, Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
With over 18 years of experience in communications, 15 of them working in the digital communications field, Martha is driven by curiosity and possibilities. Martha has always held a deep interest in how communications and communities can be better used by the government to inform, serve, and engage citizens at home and abroad. Martha has been a long time champion of digital diplomacy.  She currently manages and guides the digital... Read More →


Sébastien Beaulieu

Ambassador of Canada to Tunisia

Aniket Bhushan

Assistant Professor, Norman Patterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University

Scott Burlington

Data Scientist, 76design

Pierre Killeen

Vice-President Public Engagement, Thornley Fallis Communications

Friday May 29, 2015 13:30 - 15:00
Room 210


Opening Data, Protecting Privacy / Données ouvertes et protection des renseignements personnels
Much of the data that companies and governments hold is about individuals. When should data remain closed to protect the private information of citizens? What happens when the line between personal data and public data becomes blurred? What practices should open data initiatives have in place to make sure citizens' rights are protected at the same time that we move towards data being 'open by default'? This session will explore these questions.
La plupart des données détenues par les sociétés et les gouvernements portent sur des renseignements sur des personnes. Quand les données devraient-elles demeurer fermées pour protéger l'information personnelle des citoyens ? Que se passe-t-il lorsque la ligne entre les données personnelles et les données publiques devient floue ? Quelles pratiques devrait-on adopter dans le cadre des initiatives sur les données ouvertes afin de s'assurer que les droits des citoyens sont protégés alors que du même souffle l'on s'apprête à rendre les données "ouvertes par défaut" ? Au cours de cette séance, on explorera ces questions.

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Javier Ruiz

Javier Ruiz leads on policy at the UK based Open Rights Group. His recent work has covered open data privacy, state surveillance and copyright reforms. Previously he worked as campaigner and organiser, and spent several years building citizen media platforms and supporting the digital activities of social movements in Europe and Latin America. His other interests include open hardware and bilingual education. --- Javier Ruiz dirige le secteur... Read More →

Friday May 29, 2015 13:30 - 15:00
Room 105


Post-2015 Data Test / Essai des données après 2015
Unpacking the Data Revolution at the Country Level.
Réaliser la révolution des données au niveau national.

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Peter Taylor

Program Leader / Gestionnaire de programme, International Development Research Centre / Centre de recherches pour le développement international
Peter Taylor is Program Manager for the Think Tank Initiative. Before joining IDRC, Peter was the Leader of the Participation, Power and Social Change Team, at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK, where he spent 6 years. Prior to that, he worked as a technical advisor for the Swiss development cooperation NGO Helvetas, and as a lecturer at the AERDD at the University of Reading, UK. Peter has a background and... Read More →

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Kate Higgins

Manager / Directrice, DataShift, CIVICUS
Kate Higgins leads the DataShift at CIVICUS, the World Alliance for Citizen Participation.  She joined the DataShift in 2015.  Previously, she led the Governance for Equitable Growth program at The North-South Institute in Ottawa, was a Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute in London and worked for the Australian Agency for International Development.  She recently led the Post-2015 Data Test in collaboration with... Read More →
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Shannon Kindornay

Adjunct Research Professor, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University
Shannon Kindornay is an Adjunct Research Professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University. Her research focuses on development cooperation, global governance, and aid and the private sector. Prior to joining Carleton University, Ms. Kindornay was a researcher at the North-South Institute for nearly five years where she produced numerous reports, peer reviewed publications and commentaries on a range of... Read More →
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Mustafizur Rahman

Executive Director / directeur exécutif, Centre for Policy Dialogue
Dr. Mustafizur Rahman is an economist by training and is currently serving as the Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD). Earlier he had taught in the University of Dhaka and was a member of Dhaka University Senate. He was a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University, UK and Warwick University, UK and was a Senior Fulbright Fellow at Yale University, USA. His recent research focus has been on making trade work for attaining MDGs and... Read More →
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Maam Suwadu Sakho-Jimbira

Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rural (IPAR)
Maam Suwadu Sakho-Jimbira hold a Ph.D. in Economic Sciences, University of Montpellier I and a Master's in Economic Sciences, University Gaston Berger of Saint-Louis, with a specialization in agricultural and development economics. She formerly worked for national and international organizations, namely the Senegalese Agricultural Research Institute (ISRA) in Dakar, and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) in Yaoundé... Read More →

Friday May 29, 2015 13:30 - 15:00
Room 202


School of Data / École des données
A selection of School of Data related activities, all intended to provide attendees with the skills they need to actually use open data in their work, as well as introducing them to a set of freely available online resources and a global network of people passionate about sharing their data skills.
Certaines activités de l'école des données qui visent toutes à permettre aux participants d'acquérir les compétences nécessaires pour utiliser les données ouvertes dans leur travail et à leur présenter un ensemble de ressources gratuites en ligne et un réseau mondial de gens qui ont comme passion la transmission de leurs compétences en données.

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Zara Rahman

Open Knowledge
Zara is based in Berlin, Germany, and leads work on School of Data's Fellowship scheme, working to build up data literacy among civil society and journalists around the world. Prior to her role with School of Data, she led work on the Open Development Toolkit, focusing on making aid data useful to those in aid-recipient countries, and before joining Open Knowledge in 2013, she worked as a researcher at OpenOil working on transparency and... Read More →

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Cedric Lombion

Cédric Lombion has been studying and working on open Data and digital public services in France for several years. He now dedicates his time to the School of Data international network, as a trainer and community manager. --- M. Cédric Lombion a étudié les données ouvertes et les services publics numériques, et travaillé dans ce domaine, en France pendant plusieurs années. Il... Read More →
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Milena Marin

Milena is based in London and joined Open Knowledge as Programme Manager for School of Data in August 2013. Among others, she is working with and supporting local partners, building the School of Data network around the world and building programmes like the Fellowship 2014 scheme. | --- | Mme Marin vit à Londres et s’est jointe à la fondation Open Knowledge à titre de gestionnaire de... Read More →

Friday May 29, 2015 13:30 - 15:00
Room 102


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

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