On behalf of the Open Data Institute and the Open Data for Development Network, we are pleased to extend an invitation for you to take part in the second Open Data Leaders’ Summit, a half day event held prior to the 4th International Open Data Conference in Madrid on October 5 2016.
The 2016 Open Data Leaders’ Summit will be focused on strategies for achieving impact.
I am pleased to confirm that Sanjay Pradhan, Chief Executive Officer of the Open Government Partnership will provide an opening keynote at the Open Data Leaders' Summit.
In the past year, we have begun to see real social, environmental and economic return on investing in open data. Open data has enabled Burkina Faso to hold their first democratic elections in 30 years, citizens in New Zealand to receive real time updates on weather hazards, and helped the government of Ukraine to achieve 12% cost savings from changes in procurement.
Nonetheless, it is important to recognise that achieving impact is an ongoing process, which can be difficult to implement. The Open Data Leaders’ Summit will allow government leaders to learn from each other, and to refine strategies on delivery of successful open data initiatives that solve problems and create change.
The 2015 Open Data Leaders’ Summit featured keynote speeches from the former President of the Canadian Treasury Board, Tony Clement, Chairman of the Open Data Institute, Nigel Shadbolt and talks from open data leaders in governments ranging from the Philippines to Mexico.