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Wednesday, October 28

12:30pm CST

Measuring Open Data
This workshop will begin with a briefing on the current status of open data measurement. The audience will then be divided into small groups to discuss and propose changes to various parts of the current open data assessment framework - the goal is to refresh and update our current view on assessments, and to improve them for use by governments and civil society.

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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... Read More →


Wednesday October 28, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Palacio de Minería

3:00pm CST

Open Tools for Open Government
Open Government has come a long way. The first wave of the open data movement continues to liberate data from closed formats and systems. The next wave is building an open infrastructure for collecting, managing, and publishing data in collaboration with citizens. This session aims to highlight the importance of building open tools and show where this field is moving to in the coming years. The panelists will draw on their rich experience to talk about the opportunities and challenges they've encountered in their work, giving the session a practical focus.

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Felipe Estefan

Investments Associate, Governance and Citizen Engagement, Omidyar Network
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Director of Open Data, Mexico

Wednesday October 28, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm CST
Palacio de Minería
  Civic Tech, Workshop

4:00pm CST

Cities around the World
The objective of this workshop is to showcase successful city level initiatives from around the world and to identify the challenges and yet unresolved problems, and focus on potential solutions for sub-national open government initiatives. In the first half of the session, we will use the speed-geeking format, while in the second half we will break down into smaller groups. We will identify solutions and initiatives from cities that had tangible impact in the past, and draw conclusions for both city officials and national level open government practitioners. Attendees will leave with a list of opportunities for next steps for local communities, and the conversation will hopefully also shape the ways in which OGP engages with subnational governments.

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Stephen Larrick

Open Data Project Lead, Sunlight Foundation
Stephen Larrick is Open Data Project Lead for the Sunlight Foundation, where he works as part of the policy team to promote transparency and open government at the local level. His current efforts focus on facilitating the adoption of meaningful and sustainable open data policies... Read More →

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Natalia Carfi

Deputy Director, Open Data Charter
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Julia Keseru

Sunlight Foundation
Júlia Keserű is the International Policy Manager at the Sunlight Foundation and oversees its international work. Coming from the Hungarian transparency community, Júlia has been an advocate for open government and an expert on open data issues with a special focus on political... Read More →
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Andrew Nicklin

Director of Open Data, Johns Hopkins University Center for Government Excellence

Wednesday October 28, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Palacio de Minería
  Subnational, Panel

5:00pm CST

Open Government and its Impact
Despite global commitments to and increasing enthusiasm for open government still little is actually known about its use and impact. What kinds of social and economic transformation has open data brought about and what is its future potential? How—and under what circumstances—has it been most effective? How have open data practitioners mitigated risks (for instance, to privacy) and maximized social good? How does impact differ across societies?

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Rebecca Rumbul

Head of Research, mySociety
Talk to me about anything! Particularly interested in civic tech, open government and research on these themes anywhere in the world.
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Martin Tisné

Director, Omidyar Network

Wednesday October 28, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm CST
Palacio de Minería
  Open Government, Workshop

6:00pm CST

We will OGP EU! - Towards a more active role for European Union and the Member States

The goal of the session is to identify concrete actions for a more active involvement in OGP of the European Union and the Member States.

The discussion will aim at finding answers on three major topics:

  • institutional involvement of EU in OGP
  • better coordination between Member States
  • using OGP to support the accessing plans of the candidate and Eastern Partnership countries

After a short keynote laying out the current status of OGP in Europe, this session will proceed with the audience divided into three smaller groups to discuss practical solutions to key issues. Facilitators will use the most important resulting proposals to formulate a call to action addressed to EU institutions and member states.

Earlier in 2015, the global civil society addressed an open letter to the European Parliament, calling on the Members of EP to encourage EU to sign the Open Government Partnership. You may read the letter here: http://www.access-info.org/wp-content/uploads/DraftletteronOGPforMEPs.pdf

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Ovidiu Voicu

Director of Public Policy Department, Foundation for an Open Society Romania

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Helen Darbishire

Executive Director, Access Info Europe
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Daniel Freund

Head of Advocacy EU Integrity, Transparency International EU
Daniel Freund leads Transparency International's work on the integrity of the EU institutions. He is responsible for EU Integrity Watch (www.integritywatch.eu), as well as the work on legislative transparency, conflicts of interest, lobbying, revolving doors and the legislative footprint... Read More →
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Claudia Iordache

The Center for Public Innovation
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Andrei Liimets

OGP Civil Society Roundtable coordinator, Open Estonia Foundation
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Andrei Nicoara

Advisor, Romanian P-M Chancellery
Romanian Open Data Program Coordinator
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Radu Puchiu

State Secretary, Government of Romania
Radu joined the Government of Romania in 2012 as State Counsellor to the Prime Minister for IT&C and online services. In 2013 he was appointed as State Secretary in Prime Minister’s Chancellery and co-ordinator of the implementation of Open Government Partnership in Romania. Between... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm CST
Palacio de Minería
Thursday, October 29

9:00am CST

So you want to Open Geo?
Location is incredibly important. And geodata is hard. It is hard to provide geodata in a useful manner and difficult to work with this data, even with expensive software and expertise. New approaches to managing geodata make it much more accessible to citizens and industry. This will be a practical panel addressing specific questions about how to better open data. Participants have a wide range of experience with the practical aspects of opening geodata.

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Andrew Turner

Director & CTO, R&D DC, Esri
architect for ArcGIS Open Data + GeoCommons OSGeo, Charter member OpenWebFoundation, Charter member

Thursday October 29, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am CST
Palacio de Minería
  Open Data, Panel

10:00am CST

Open Justice: Transparency, Collaboration and Open Data in the Judiciary
In this session, Carlos E. Jimenez, from the Department of Justice of the Autonomous Government of Catalonia will make an introduction to the concept of open justice. Later, Lena White, of the Judicial System of Costa Rica, will discuss about the Judicial Open Government Initiative in Costa Rica, followed by Dante Preisser Renteria, from the Mexican Attorney General's Office, who will talk about the Open Justice initiative in Mexico. Finally, Sandra Elena, from the Justice Program of CIPPEC, will close the session with a discussion about open data in Latin American judicial systems.

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Ester Kaufman

Investigadora, Instituto de Desarrollo Económico Social (IDES): Programa de Estudios de Gobierno abierto y Red Académica de Gobierno Abierto
Abogada y Magister en Ciencias Sociales. Coordinadora de la Red Académica de Gobierno Abierto. Directora del Centro de Estudios de Gobierno Abierto del CIS-IDES-CONICET. Tutora del Curso OEA: Estrategias para el Gobierno Abierto en las Américas. Ex Directora de la Red Virtual de... Read More →

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Carlos E. Jiménez-Gómez

Chair (IEEE e-Government), IEEE e-Government / Department of Justice of Catalonia, Spain
[ES] Investigador y profesional especializado en Open & Smart Government, e-Justicia e Interoperabilidad. Como profesional, Carlos tiene experiencia en proyectos innovadores y estratégicos relacionados con la adopción de tecnología en las organizaciones públicas, habiendo participado... Read More →
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Dante Preisser

Head of the Government Openness Unit, México's Attorney General's Office
Mexican lawyer. I'm in charge of the open government policy at the Office of the Attorney General in Mexico, a complex job that I greatly enjoy.

Thursday October 29, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am CST
Palacio de Minería
  Access to Justice, Workshop

11:00am CST

Open Justice: Bringing the Law Closer to the People
In this session, the organizing team wil lead the discussion which will be divided into three sections: transparency; citizen participation in the judiciary; and relationship between law and citizenship. Overall, the table will be a free exchange of ideas with the theme "Open Justice: bringing the law to society". It will bring visibility to the issues of transparency and public participation in the judiciary system and discuss on the distance between right and citizenship. The panel will include the perspective of academia, civil society and the judiciary system.

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Mariela Ponce

Juez, Poder Judicial Querétaro
Doctora en Derecho. Juez penal oral para adolescentes. Docente certificado en el nuevo sistema de justicia penal y académica en instituciones públicas y privadas.

Thursday October 29, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
Palacio de Minería
  Access to Justice, Workshop

12:00pm CST

Reformers in Action, Open Government Champions
This dynamic panel will feature high-level participants talking about the challenges of implementing open government reforms.

Thursday October 29, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
Palacio de Minería

2:00pm CST

Access to Information and Improved Policing: Results of a Multi-Country Study and Other OGP Efforts
This moderated roundtable discussion among five government and civil society experts will feature heavy audience participation. Panelists representing different governments will talk about implementation of OGP commitments in policing information collection, management and sharing. The session will present results of the first phase of a multi-country study (involving Brazil, India, Mexico, South Africa, and the UK) examining access to information concerning policing of assemblies. The moderator will then host a discussion about proactive disclosure requirements as well as the study's findings regarding benefits and challenges to police of sharing and disclosing information.

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Sandra Coliver

Senior Managing Legal Officer, Open Society Justice Initiative
I am working to support litigation and law reform to strengthen and defend the rights to freedom of association and assembly in parts of Latin America, Europe and Africa; build support for, and use of, the Principles on Protest and Right to Information, including by working with networks... Read More →

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Gregory Michener

Professor - Director Transparency Program, FGV-EBAPE / Transparency Audit Network
Professor of Policy and Politics at FGV-EBAPE, Rio de Janeiro, Director of FGV's Public Transparency Program and of the Open Society Foundation-supported Transparency Audit Network. New paper I wrote on ATI (FOI) in Latin America: http://goo.gl/jxGRpO
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Dante Preisser

Head of the Government Openness Unit, México's Attorney General's Office
Mexican lawyer. I'm in charge of the open government policy at the Office of the Attorney General in Mexico, a complex job that I greatly enjoy.

Thursday October 29, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Palacio de Minería

3:00pm CST

Where do we Start with Open Government?
A classic scenario with Open Governemnt is: Our major has decided to invested in Open Government. Now what? Do we create a Lab of Innovation?, do we call for discussions and debates with our citizens?,do we invest in Open Data?. What is the first step or the first topic that we should discuss when Open Government is a priority. For this debate we will invite several speakers from different backgrounds to debate on the topic: Where do we start with Open Government.

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Paulina Bustos Arellano

Codeando México
Operations Program Manager at Codeando México (Code for Mexico) a non-profit organization that deploys civic hacking communities in order to solve social problems with technology.---

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Mauricio Delfín

Director, Asociación Civil Solar
Director de la Asociación Civicil Solar. Interesado en temas de gobierno abierto en relación al sector cultural y las políticas culturales.
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Carolina Pozo

Directora Ejecutiva, Laboratorio de Innovación Quito LINQ - Municipio de Quito
innovation labs open innovation open data open government
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Susana Soto

Directora, Abriendo Datos Costa Rica
Docente especializada en tecnologías digitales y procesos de generación de capacidades para la ciudadanía. Co-fundadora y directora de proyectos de Abriendo Datos Costa Rica, organización de sociedad civil dedicada a la promoción e implementación de iniciativas de apertura... Read More →

Thursday October 29, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm CST
Palacio de Minería
  Subnational, Panel

4:00pm CST

Partnership of Local Government and the Community within the Field of Neighborhood Priorities and Budgeting
During past three years we developed a method to cooperate with our local government to inventorise the needs in our district in the east part of Amsterdam. During the workshop we aim to exchange our experiences with other participants and enrich our demands and instruments. During the second part of the workshop we will a ask the participants to develop a proposal for budget monitoring in their own country/city/neighborhood.

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Ruud Fiere

Moderator, Center for Budget Monitoring
Budget monitoring is a tool allowing citizens, communities and other organizations to gain insight into the process of budgeting and the allocation of resources.Budget monitoring is about bridging the gap between the world of government (policy making) and the world of citizens (daily... Read More →
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Martijn Kool

Director, Centrum voor Budgetmonitoring en Burgerparticipatie
Budget Monitoring is a method that facilitates citizens to screen, assess, and actively participate in the decisions on public policy-making and government expenditure. It offers citizens the power, knowledge, and self-belief to take action for the right to live in better environments... Read More →

Thursday October 29, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Palacio de Minería