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Wednesday, October 28


Learning from Partnerships in Open Government Pilots
Panelists will share their perspectives on participating in, conducting, and supporting integrated research for open government programs. They will share honest lessons from the challenges of implementing new, ambitious open government programming and what partnerships for in-process learning and evaluation can (and can’t) contribute. Reboot will introduce the open government community to developmental evaluation, a potentially useful tool to help shape programs through in-process learning.

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Panthea Lee

Principal, Reboot
Panthea specializes in the applications of ethnography, design, and technology in advancing inclusive development and accountable governance. She has led initiatives to improve human development outcomes in over 20 countries, including Afghanistan, Indonesia, Libya, and Nigeria. Her... Read More →

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Kerry Brennan

Associate Director of Programs, Reboot
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Felipe Estefan

Investments Associate, Governance and Citizen Engagement, Omidyar Network
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Cynthia Michel

Profesor asociado, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE)

Wednesday October 28, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Palacio de Minería Calle de Tacuba 5, Centro, Mexico CIty


Network of Reformers
This session will provide a platform for participants to highlight the priorities of public policy in their countries in the areas of public sector reforms inspired by the principles of openness, transparency, accountability and citizen participation. The roundtables will also give the opportunity to the government leaders of Open Government of LAC and OECD to identify work areas in which the network will focus its activities in 2016, with special attention to the relationship between open government , inclusive growth and sustainable development. More Ministers of the region will actively engage in the conversation.

Wednesday October 28, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Palacio de Minería Calle de Tacuba 5, Centro, Mexico CIty


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
Palacio de Minería Calle de Tacuba 5, Centro, Mexico CIty


Inducing Innovation in the Public Sector
Even though public sector innovation has become an international trend, in the stricter sense we know that there is still much to learn on the subject. This session will address the contributing factors in promoting innovation as well as the necessary conditions that are key to ensure that good ideas are put into practice and can endure. This will be done by discussing the characteristics, achievements and limitations of three different initiatives that have been developed to promote public sector innovation in the Latinamerican region. By zooming in on problem definition, innovation development and adoption in these three initiatives, the session will attempt to delve into what ingredients can yield effective and durable innovation in the public sector.

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Fernanda Campagnucci

Diretora-executiva, Open Knowledge
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Guillermo Cejudo

Profesor Investigador, CIDE
Profesor investigador del CIDE, interesado en políticas públicas, federalismo y rendición de cuentas. Coordinador de la Métrica de Gobierno Abierto CIDE-INAI: http://eventos.inai.org.mx/metricasga/ Coeditor de La política de transparencia en México (CIDE) y de La estructura... Read More →
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María Fernanda Trigo

Directora del departamento para la gestion publica efectiva OEA, Organización de Estados Americanos
OEA Gestión pública, participación ciudadana, gobierno electrónico, acceso a la información pública, sensibilización y capacitación en estas áreas, iniciativas hemisfericas en estas áreas, programa agentes de cambio en gobierno abierto (fellowship de la OEA en Gobierno... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Palacio de Minería Calle de Tacuba 5, Centro, Mexico CIty
Thursday, October 29


Building Your Open Data Network
How do you connect with open data innovators to collaborate and learn? What’s the best way to share your own knowledge to help solve problems? Join the Network of Innovators and learn how to build alliances with your innovation soulmates.

Thursday October 29, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Palacio de Minería Calle de Tacuba 5, Centro, Mexico CIty


Tools for an effective productivity policy-making: The Mexican Atlas of Economic Complexity
The Mexican Atlas of Economic Complexity provides important inputs for formulation of policies that promote productivity and a balanced regional development. Its building is based on an intensive open data methodology.

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Ania Calderón

General Director of Open Data, Office of the President of Mexico
Ania Calderon is the General Director of Open Data at the Coordination of National Digital Strategy in the Office in the President of Mexico, where she leads the Open Data, Data for Development, Prospera Digital: Social and Financial Inclusion and Innovation for Resilience initiatives... Read More →


Thursday October 29, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Palacio de Minería Calle de Tacuba 5, Centro, Mexico CIty


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
Palacio de Minería Calle de Tacuba 5, Centro, Mexico CIty


Governments, Civil Society and Citizens Working Together: Social Accountability for Open Governance

Open Governance is premised on citizens, civil society and governments working together in a constructive manner which is mutually beneficial, with shared interests and goals. This is aligned with Social Accountability initiatives, and specifically the ‘constructive engagement’ approach of the GPSA. The Panel will discuss and rshare the learning and challenges from Social Accountability practices in this area, drawing on the experiences of GPSA Partners and Grantees.


Thursday October 29, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Palacio de Minería Calle de Tacuba 5, Centro, Mexico CIty


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
Palacio de Minería Calle de Tacuba 5, Centro, Mexico CIty


Opening Elections: From Transparency to Accountability
The session will be organized as hybrid between a panel discussion and town hall meeting. The first part will be a panel featuring a structured discussion (with specific moderator questions) among the key discussants (NDI, Google, South Africa's election commission (IEC), Mexico's National Electoral Institute (INE) and a citizen election observation leader), with NDI’s representative moderating. The last portion would open up into a town hall discussion, in which the participants would pose questions, share relevant experience, and provide recommendations on ways to advance open election data principles.


Amanda Pleasant

Program Assistant, National Democratic Institute


Thursday October 29, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Palacio de Minería Calle de Tacuba 5, Centro, Mexico CIty


Smart Governments: Planning and Delivering next Generation Public Service
The discussion will address the process of “unlocking data” for the benefit of both government and citizens, how resource strapped governments can reach out to citizens, with examples from Sri Lanka's post-conflict case and the challenge of managing supply-side engagement, including the need for a politically-informed approach, with an example from Ulaanbaatar.


Ellen Boccuzzi

Acting Director, Governance and Law, The Asia Foundation


Thursday October 29, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Palacio de Minería Calle de Tacuba 5, Centro, Mexico CIty


Empowering the next generation of leaders in Open Government: The OAS Fellowship on Open Government in the Americas
This session is meant to discuss the OAS Fellowship on Open Government in the Americas

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Álvaro Ramírez Alujas

Ciudadano, investigador & consultor en Estado Abierto, GIGAPP & Universidad de Chile
Papá de Lucas! Fundador e investigador @GIGAPP & Profesor @uchile Director @FMultitudes #OpenState Crafter & #OpenGovJedi

Thursday October 29, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Palacio de Minería Calle de Tacuba 5, Centro, Mexico CIty