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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

6:00pm CST

Geo Open Data 4 Official Stats
This workshop consists of short panel discussions and dynamic presentations on sharing, evaluating and enhancing geo data for big and small ideas. Facilitators will provide abridged descriptions of tools and methodologies for opening and promoting geo data in several small groups.

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Javier Carranza Tresoldi

Director, GeoCensos
He holds a Master of Arts in Economics degree from Georgetown University focused on Social Policies and he is Master of Sciences on Earth Observation at Twente University from the Netherlands. He is aswell consultant and a geo tech activist leader , having created Mapps Hackathon... Read More →

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Alex Barth

Mapbox / OpenStreetMap US
Join the Open Mapping Revolution! https://www.mapbox.com/blog/ogp-summit-2015
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Development Seed
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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 →

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

10:00am CST

Open Data, Transparency, and Electoral Boundary Delimitation around the Globe
This session will bring together experts from around the world (Latin America, Africa, and the United States) to compare experiences with redistricting. The panelists will reflect on emerging tools and methods, discuss the potential benefits of including open data policies in the process of boundary delimitation, and core requirements for facilitating broad participation and transparency. Here is a brief description of the Public Mapping Project Mexico and its objectives and here you can watch a short video of District Builder. More information related to the Public Mapping Project in the USA is available here.

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Eric Magar

Full-time professor, ITAM
I am a political scientist at ITAM. My research deals primarily with how the interaction between institutions, parties, and elections shapes bargaining strategies in systems of separation of power. A sample of my published work includes "Gubernatorial coattails in Mexican Congressional... Read More →
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Michael McDonald

Associate Professor, University of Florida
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Alejandro Trelles

Academic/Researcher, Public Mapping Project
Alejandro Trelles is a PhD candidate in political science at the University of Pittsburgh. His research interests are bureaucracy and the organizational design of electoral institutions in Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. He has worked for the National Electoral Institute... Read More →

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

11:00am CST

Open Data Charter in Subnational Governments: International Tools Applied to Cities
This session features brief presentations from representatives of cities adopting the Open Data Charter, after which the audience will be divided into two groups for a participatory discussion dynamic.

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Natalia Carfi

Deputy Director, Open Data Charter
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Antonio Moneo

Knowledge and Learning Senior Associate, Inter-American Development Bank
Open Data and Civic Innovation Advocate. Currently working at the Inter-American Development Bank. Editor of Abierto al Público, a blog about Open Knowledge at the Inter-American Development Bank. Organiser of IADB Hackathons in Mar del Plata (2014), Xalapa (2014), Valdivia (2015... Read More →
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Fabrizio Scrollini

Executive Director, ILDA

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

11:00am CST

Open Data Working Group – Priorities and Future Planning
This session will begin with Steering Committee members giving an overview of the OD WG's work to date in each of its four work streams (Principles, Standards, Measurement of Impact, and Capacity Building). Participants will then break out into small groups and discuss key questions regarding the OD WG workplan for 2016, including initiatives worth supporting and desirable linkages or relationships. Finally, the OD WG co-anchors will give a summary of discussions and offer concluding remarks.

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

11:00am CST

Open Government Data Updates from Around the World
A session with short and sharp statements from pioneers, experts and activists from around the world on the state-of-play of Open Government Data from their countries. These updates will highlight stories of success and failure and reveal current issues and trends from the global open data community. Each participant will have 2 minutes and 1 slide. These updates will be followed by a short panel discussion with an all star cast of open data gurus who will identify trends and issues on the fly and comment on them: you, the audience.

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Daniel Dietrich

Manager Open Contracting Program, Hivos
Daniel Dietrich is senior consultant, researcher, activist and curator at the intersection of media, technology and society. He is interested in empowering people through open knowledge and the use technology for social good. He is honoree member of the Advisory board of Open Knowledge... Read More →

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Caroline Burle

Institutional and International Relations, Relaciones Internacionales y Institucionales Centro de Estudios sobre Tecnologías Web (Ceweb.br) y W3C Brasil en NIC.br
Caroline Burle is responsible for the Institutional Relations, W3C Brazil Office and the Web Technologies Study Center (Ceweb.br) at the Brazilian Network Information Center (Brazil) and the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br) . She has a Master degree on Open Government... Read More →
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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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Caroline Gibu

Executive Director, Ciudadanos al Día
I am a founding partner and Executive Director of Ciudadanos al Dia (CAD), a Peruvian non-profit association, created in 2002 with the aim of providing tools for the exercise of citizenship and improving governance as well as reliable source of information on topics of interest to... Read More →
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Tom Johnson

Mgr. Dir, Inst. for Analytic Journalism
Open data, journalism, computer-assisted journalism, data journalism, analytic journalism, GIS, Latin America
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Daniel Mackenzie

IATI Data Quality Analyst, Bond

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

2:00pm CST

How to Find, Analyze and Apply Aid Data
In this session, expert facilitators will show various aid data portals, walk participants through hands-on analyses of the information they contain using Excel and other analytics tools, and explore real-world applications for this information via an interactive forum.

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Daniel Nogueira-Budny

World Bank
Daniel Nogueira-Budny works for the World Bank on issues of open government and open data in Argentina, Brazil, Mozambique, and Tanzania. He holds a PhD in Political Science and is interested in ways to channel citizen demand to increase the supply of open data, enhance aid effectiveness... Read More →

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

2:00pm CST

To what Extent is Open Data Contributing to Open Government in Asia and Africa?
A critical stock take of the state of open data contributing to open government in Asia and Africa, building on the Web Foundation's 17 country study as well as current phase of research focusing on Asia and Africa. We ask - first, what have we learned of state of open data in Asia and Africa (a broad question but one we will ask based on the Open Data Barometer as well as other studies), and second, to what extent does this contribute to open government? What are the challenges and recommendations? There is an assumption that a) open data is good and b) open data contributes to open government. We want to explore both assumptions and the links between them. This will be a critical piece on the benefits and challenges of open data contributing to open government. Which countries might be leaders in this, which might be stragglers?

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Savita Bailur

Open Data Research Lead, World Wide Web Foundation

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Michael Canares

Regional Research Manager - Asia, Open Data Lab Jakarta - World Wide Web Foundation
Michael "Miko" Cañares is Open Data Lab Jakarta’s Regional Research Manager for Asia. He has more than ten years of research and development work experience at a progressive pace – from community-based project management to regional development with most of his work rooted mainly... Read More →
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Francois van Schalkwyk

Research Manager: Africa, World Wide Web Foundation
World Wide Web Foundation

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