Laure Lucchesi is the Director of Etalab, the French Prime Minister’s task force for Open Government and Open Data.
Etalab coordinates the national Open Data and Open Government policies. It operates the platform data.gouv.fr, and animates the ecosystem to stimulate data reuse. Acting as a start-up, the Etalab is placed within the Secretariat-General for State Modernization, where it leads radically innovative projects to contribute to put open government and digital practices and tools at the heart of public administration, and to usher government and public services into the age of data-driven strategies.
As of January 2016, the French parliament is debating a bill set to define France’s goals and strategies in the digital sphere, named the “Digital Republic” Bill. Unfolded earlier last year by France’s Minister of State for Digital Affairs Axelle…