This panel brings together high-level speakers, on the occasion of the launch of the open data working group at the OGP, to debate open data progress so far, and opportunities and challenges ahead. The panel will explore the reality of open data implementation today and how can we move faster to close the gap between rhetoric and reality, thus unlocking the real potential of open data.
Stephen Walker, Senior Director, Open Government and Information Management, Treasury Board Secretariat, Government of Canada
José M. Alonso, Open Data Program Manager, Web Foundation and Member, Global Open Data Initiative
Naser Faruqui, Director Science and Innovation, IDRC
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Founding Director, Web Foundation, and President and Co-Founder, Open Data Institute
Beth Noveck, Professor, The Gov Lab, New York University
Secretary Edwin Lacierda, Presidential Spokesperson, Philippines
K. Ofosu-Adarkwa, Chief Director, Ministry of Communications, Ghana