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Wednesday, October 28

3:00pm CST

Supporting the Use of Tech for the Next Stage of Open Government Models
This panel will discuss supporting the use of technology for the next stage of open government models. Panelists will highlight the two specific programs Nesta has been taking forward in this space - one on supporting organizations to use open data for social good and one developing the next cadre of digital democracy applications (D-Cent). A discussion of lessons from the Open Data Challenge Series (ODCS) will be followed by a discussion on lessons from the D-Cent programme.


Paul Maltby

As Director of Data, Paul leads teams in the Government Digital Service in the Cabinet Office responsible for making better use of data, data infrastructure and data policy and governance, supporting a cross-Government Data Programme. Paul was formerly Director of Open Data and... Read More →

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Robert Bjarnason

President, Citizens Foundation Iceland
I'm a successful entrepreneur that introduced the web to Iceland in 1993 and in 1995 to Denmark with my ISP companies there. Shortly after the financial crisis hit Iceland in 2008 I co-founded the non-profit Citizens Foundation with the aim of giving citizens more influence in policy... Read More →

Zanda Kalnina

Madame Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica (Dr. sc. Admin) was born on 30 June 1978. After having obtained her first academic degree in social work, in 2004 she obtained her Master’s degree at the Faculty of Economics and Management of the University of Latvia, where in 2013 she also obtained... Read More →
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Ed Parkes

Senior Programme Manager - Open Data, Nesta
I work at Nesta and I'm Senior Programme Manager for the Open Data Challenge Series which is run in partnership with the Open Data Institute. Please come and talk to me if you're interested in supporting organisations to use open data to create products and services, particularly... Read More →

Steve Preston

Steve Preston is the Founder and Director of MIME Consulting, which combines smart use of data with innovative technology to improve decision making in the education sector. MIME's open data products include Skills Route, a unique tool which helps students make choices that allow... Read More →

Pauline Véron

Deputy Mayor of Paris for local democracy, citizenship participation, associative life, youth and employment   Since 2014, Pauline VÉRON, 41, is Deputy Mayor of Paris for local democracy, citizenship participation, associative life, youth and employment. She is lawyer by training... Read More →

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

4:00pm CST

One Step Ahead: Korea's Vision of Government 3.0 for Citizen-Customized Public Services and its Potential for Latin America and the Caribbean
This moderator-led panel discussion will introduce the concept of and implementation efforts around South Korea's "Gov 3.0," with public officials from Paraguay and Panama sharing their countries' experiences.

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

5:00pm CST

Data Revolution for Sustainable Development
This multi-stakeholder panel will discuss the synergies between the data revolution and open government, particularly in achieving and monitoring sustainable development goals. A specific focus will be given to south-south-south cooperation and the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data.

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Alicia Bárcena

Executive Secretary, ECLAC
Alicia Bárcena assumed office as the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) on 1 July 2008.She had previously served as the Under-Secretary-General for Management at United Nations Headquarters in New York, Chef de Cabinet and Deputy... Read More →
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Philipp Schönrock

Director, CEPEI
Over the last ten years he has been the Director of CEPEI. He has also worked as a Program Official for the Ecole de la Paix in Grenoble and has served as an adviser to the Charles Leopold Mayer Foundation in Paris, France. In the public sector he has been an advisor for the government’s... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm CST
Palacio de Minería
Thursday, October 29

9:00am CST

Regulation and Transparency of Lobbying: International Standards for the OGP Community
Love it or hate it, lobbying happens – civil society also does it and many government officials are a target. We are concerned about it because we know that lobbying impacts on decision-making in key areas of democratic life – take public health, energy, extractive industries, food security, and environment for a start! So what should we do about it? How should OGP countries regulate lobbying? What are the limits? What about questions of privacy and protection of commercial interests? How do we make decision making transparent and participatory without opening it up to wild lobbying pressures?
This panel includes the formal launch of the International Lobby Regulation Standards, which provide government and civil society alike with a framework for ensuring that the activities of lobbyists are both properly regulated and made full transparent. The International Lobby Regulation Standards have been drawn up following review of legislation worldwide and consultation with civil society, government and lobbyists themselves. As well as giving guidance to governments, the standards can also be used by civil society for benchmarking existing or draft laws and practices. Come and join the debate on lobby regulation! The session will provide a space to discuss practical steps that government and civil society can jointly take to advance transparency and integrity of lobbying activities

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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 →

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

10:00am CST

The Global Impacts of Open Data
This session would seek to share and surface compelling examples of open data’s real-world impacts from around the world, with a particular focus on broadly applicable best practices. In particular, participants will home in on specific examples of open data creating impacts on citizen empowerment and decision making, effective and legitimate governance, economic and development opportunities, and solving societal problems. The session would include representatives of the Omidyar Network and The GovLab sharing major takeaways from the two organizations’ current collaboration on a suite of 18 in-depth case studies on open data’s impacts across the world.

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Daniel Carranza

Co-fundador, DataUY
Co-fundador de DATA Uruguay, organización de la soc. civil que crea herramientas y hace activismo por los Datos y Gobierno Abierto local y regionalmente a través de iniciativas como ABRELATAM. Consultor en herramientas y medios digitales para multilaterales, gobiernos, sociedad... Read More →
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Rafael Garcia

Project coordinator, Transparencia Mexicana
Rafael is Transparencia Mexicana's open data coordinator. Recently, he coordinated the initiative #3de3 (Three out of three) –a joint project between TM and IMCO– which seeks that candidates to public offices, as well as legislators, publish voluntarily their assets, interests... Read More →
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Gabriel Sipos

Director, Transparency International Slovakia
Gabriel Sipos is an executive director of Transparency International Slovakia, the most influential anti-corruption NGO in the country. His organization helped introduce radical transparency reforms in Slovakia, such as mandatory publication of government contracts as well as judicial... Read More →
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Javier Teran

Statistician, The Humanitarian Data Exchange
Statistician at UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and part of the Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX). HDX is OCHA’s open platform for sharing humanitarian data. HDX’s objective is to make humanitarian data easy to find and easy to use for analysis. Visit... Read More →
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Martin Tisné

Director, Omidyar Network
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Alyssa Wright

VP, Partnerships, Mapzen / OpenStreetMap
Open mapping data and open source approaches to mapping problems. Improving open geo data, geocoding, navigation and cartography are my interests!

Thursday October 29, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am CST
Palacio de Minería
  Open Data, Panel

11:00am CST

Code for All: Harnessing the Capacity of the Community
The goal of this panel is to be as conversational as possible. We will start with a brief overview of Code for All concept and then the panelists will collaborate to give examples of what's possible in creating responsive government when government is able to effectively partner with members of the community. We plan to engage the audience in the conversation early and often, likely seeding some questions from the audience in advance of the panel.

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

12:00pm CST

Corporate Vehicles on the Road to Transparency: Where Next for Beneficial Ownership?
Publicly accessible information on beneficial ownership is one of the most important developments in the open government agenda to date. Understanding who controls or benefits from companies is a step change in corporate transparency and fundamental to the fight against corruption. Hundreds of billions of dollars are lost to corruption in public procurement every year. This can lead to lower quality infrastructure and services, wasted tax money and decreased trust in government. Corporate vehicles, such as companies, trusts, foundations and partnerships
play a legitimate and important role in our global economy. But they can also be used to disguise the real owners of companies, making it hard for citizens and governments to “follow the money.” Transparency, open data and access to information - key tenets of open government - are essential to tackling this issue, and beneficial ownership registries can help drive a transparency revolution.

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Eduardo Bohórquez

Director, Transparencia Mexicana
Licenciado en Ciencia Política y Administración Pública por la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) y Maestro en Estudios del Desarrollo por la Universidad de Cambridge, Inglaterra.Se desempeñó como Consejero de la Secretaría de Desarrollo Social y de la Secretaría... 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... Read More →

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

2:00pm CST

Efforts toward Parliamentary Openness Reform in the Americas
This session will foster dialogue and the exchange of innovative practices toward legislative openness, as well as the institutional challenges to achieve open parliaments. The OAS and ParlAmericas have led work on parliamentary openness in the region of the Americas, through collaborative initiatives, such as the Santiago Declaration; the first and second Inter-American Meetings of Presidents of Legislatures, Parliamentary Forums and Integration Parliaments; the Parliamentary Gathering on Legislative Transparency held on the margins of the VII Summit of the Americas; and the working group on Open Parliament at ParlAmericas' 11th Plenary Assembly. This session will make available members of parliament from five countries, inviting engagement and interaction with Latin American civil society representatives in the audience.

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Sen. Alejandro Guillier

Senator, Congress of Chile
Alejandro Guillier was elected to the Senate of Chile in 2013, representing District II of Antofagasta.

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Sen. Carlos Amarilla

2nd Vice President, Senate of Paraguay
Carlos Amarilla has been a member of the Senate of Paraguay since 2013 and is the current 2nd Vice President of the Senate.
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Sen. Marcela Guerra

President/Senator, ParlAmericas/Senate of Mexico
Marcela Guerra is a member of the Mexican Senate and the current president of ParlAmericas, the network of the national legislatures of member states of the Organization of American States (OAS). Previously she served as a Local Deputy in Nuevo León’s State Congress and twice... Read More →
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Dep. Marcela Guerrero

Deputy, Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica
Marcela Guerrero Campos is the fourth deputy from San José for the 2014 to 2018 Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica. She served a term as Vice President of the Assembly from 2014-2015. Guerrero is a member of the Citizens' Action Party and served as their Vice-President.Guerrero holds... Read More →
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Hon. Luis Ibérico

President, Congress of Peru
Hon. Luis Carlos Antonio Iberico Núñez is the current President of the Congress of the Republic of Peru.
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Dep. Guadalupe Valdez

Deputy, Chamber of Deputies of the Dominican Republic
Guadalupe Valdez has been a national deputy in the Chamber of Deputies of the Dominican Republic since 2010. She is a member of the board of directors of ParlAmericas.

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

3:00pm CST

In Search of Inclusion in Open Government: Getting Everyone a Seat at the Table
Open data alone cannot eliminate social privileges or guarantee that marginalized groups get an opportunity to participate in Governance processes. Building on our experience at the national and sub-national level, the conversation aims at supporting thinking around the roles that infomediaries can take to maximize pluralism.

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Duncan Edwards

Programme Manager, Institute of Development Studies
Duncan Edwards is the Programme Manager of the Research and Evidence Component of the Making All Voices Count programme. Making All Voices Count aims to find new ways to make it easier and less costly for citizens to engage with those that govern and for governments to become more... Read More →

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Laura Neuman

Director of the Global Access to Information Program, Carter Center
Laura Neuman is director of the Global Access to Information Program. She directs and implements Carter Center transparency and good governance programming, including projects in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Ms. Neuman developed the innovative access to information implementation... Read More →
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Declan Ottaro

Innovation Coordinator, Making All Voices Count
Information Technology Professional with international experience seeking to deploy long-term innovative solutions that work for Africa. Innovation Director Making All Voices Count
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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 →
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Gavin Weale

Founder, Livity Africa
Civil society / inclusion / infomediaries / young people / media and technology

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

4:00pm CST

Open Data for Following the Money
This moderated panel will provide an overview of ONE's new Follow the Money map to highlight the real-world impact of transparency. Stanley Achonu (BudgIT) will discuss his organization's effort to use data in this regard. Michael Jarvis (World Bank) will give a short overview of the extractives visualization tool, which aims to make the oil, gas and mining sectors more transparent and easily understandable to ordinary citizen. The audience will participate in a discussion of transparency as a tool for helping ordinary citizens to hold governments accountable.

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Martin Tisné

Director, Omidyar Network

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Stanley Achonu

Operations Lead, BudgIT Nigeria
Founded in 2011, BudgIT is a civic organization that applies technology to intersect citizen engagement with institutional improvement to facilitate societal change. A pioneer in the field of social advocacy melded with technology, BudgIT utilises an array of technology-based tools... Read More →
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Michael Jarvis

Global Lead - Governance of Extractives, World Bank
Promoting transparency and accountability for better outcomes from natural resource sectors. Pushing the envelope on disclosure of information and use of data from oil, gas and mining and how it connects to benefits for citizens.
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Joseph Kraus

Director, Transparency and Accountability, The ONE Campaign
Joseph Kraus is Director for Transparency and Accountability at The ONE Campaign, an international advocacy and campaigning organization working to end extreme poverty in Africa. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science. @hurrayforfacts
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Lorena Rivero del Paso

General Director of Performance Monitoring and Information Analysis, Ministry of Finance and Public Credit of Mexico

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