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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

5:00pm CST

Civic Tech: the New Tool for Democracy
Innovation is one of the principles of open government. Technology has a great potential to transform civic participation and therefore the way we currently understand democracy. The current incorporation of technology in citizens’ daily lives has made governments question the way they interact with and reach out to their constituents. Governments are now moving towards improved, more efficient, and citizen-centered manners to implement technology improving their performance and responsiveness. As new digital technology becomes more accessible, and organizations like the Open Government Partnership push for the adoption of it to improve governance, governments begin to explore new ways to incorporate it in their policies and processes. This context allows for a new opportunity in which citizens, companies and academia are more heavily involved, providing tools, expertise, and ideas, moving, through civic technology, towards building more open governments.

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

9:00am CST

Civic Tech for Open Government
Civic and government reformers discussing the role of technology in advancing open government followed by an open dialogue with the audience. 

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Rudi Borrmann

Undersecretary of Public Innovation and Open Government, Secretary of Modernization of Argentina
Undersecretary of Public Innovation and Open Government at the Secretary of Modernization of Argentina. With over a decade of experience working in the digital realm, Rudi is the creator and former director of the Innovation Lab and Open Government at Buenos Aires City Government... Read More →
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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.

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

The Open Mapping Revolution and What It Means for Government
Open mapping data commons like OpenStreetMap and OpenAddresses fundamentally change how we create and share geospatial data. Communities are building geospatial dataset of immense value, all in the open. This democratizes data production, spurs innovation, stimulates economic growth, and transforms how government and citizens work together. Open mapping takes on traditional government functions - so what does this mean for government? Our session will delve into how governments have creatively engaged with open data communities to build better data, more efficiently, in true collaboration. And with the entire audience, we will explore emerging opportunities for open mapping in even more open governments and the Global Goals.

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Claire-Marie Foulquier-Gazagnes

Policy Officer, Etalab
@_cmfg Working @Etalab - Breathing #opendata #opengov #civictech #feminism
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Director of Open Data, Mexico
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Benson Wilder

Geographer, INR
Benson Wilder is a geographer and human security analyst in the State Department’s Office of the Geographer and Global Issues, Humanitarian Information Unit (HIU). He joined the HIU in July 2008 following several years of work in the non-profit and NGO sectors. He received his... Read More →

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