Open Data Innovators: OKFestival Fringe Event
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 from 10:00 to 12:00 (CEST)
An opportunity to hear from open data leaders driving innovation in their countries.
Speakers lined up so far include Ania Calderon, General Director of Digital Innovation in the Office of the President of Mexico. Ania will explain how the “Data Squads” initiative is pushing open data across the Federal Government of Mexico.
Malick Tapsoba, from the Ministry of Development of the Digital Economy and Post in Burkina Faso, will talk through his team's experience of building Francophone Africa's first open data portal, launched last month.
(More speakers to be announced in the coming days)
This event has been organised by the Partnership for Open Data. During the event, members of the partnership team will award winners of the first POD Impact Story Competition.
Ania Calderon is General Director of Digital Innovation in the Office of the President of Mexico where she leads the Open Data initiative. She holds a Master Degree in Urban Policy from Columbia University with a specialisation on Information and Communication Technologies. Before this, she was co-founder of Pase Usted, a non-profit organization focused on creating platforms to promote citizen dialogue regarding the public agenda of Mexico City, where she launched the program 'Genera: technology for the city', an incubator of digital ventures to improve the quality of urban life.
Malick TAPSOBA is Development and Systems Engineer at the Ministry of Development of the Digital Economy and Post in Burkina Faso. He has technical responsibility for Open Data Burkina Faso, the country's new open data initiative, and was involved in the conception and implementation of the government's paperless e-Cabinet system - he remains an administrator for this system.
When & Where
Partnership for Open Data
The World Bank, the Open Data Institute and the Open Knowledge Foundation have joined forces in the creation of a global partnership to help policy makers and citizens in developing countries understand and exploit the benefits of open data. Initial funding of $1.25 million in the first year comes from The World Bank’s Development Grant Facility. We are actively seeking additional partners to join our efforts. The partnership aims to: support developing countries to plan, execute and run open data initiatives; Increase re-use of open data in developing countries; grow the base of evidence on the impact of open data for development.