Empowering Civil Society for Better Control Over Digital Platforms
The internet has opened up new ways of thinking and empowering civil society to monitor governments, uncover corruption, overthrow dictators, and even strengthen democracy.
Henri Verdier is an entrepreneur and digital specialist, and is currently Ambassador for Digital Affairs of the Government of France. Prior to this, he has held several positions in the public sector including Chief Technology Officer, Chief Data Officer and Head of Etalab. Before joining the public sector, Henri was CEO of MFG Labs, a startup involved in social data mining.
Henri served on the OGP Steering Committee on behalf of the Government of France. France was a Steering Committee member from 2014-2021 and served as the government co-chair from 2016-2017.
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