Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 6:15pm to 7:30pm
Parallel Session Room 6

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.

Group Anchors:

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

Panel Chair

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

Open Data