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Wednesday, July 16 • 14:00 - 16:00
Transparent Cities - creating a shared framework for city governments to use data and technology to be more open, transparent and participatory

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This session will focus on the efforts of five city governments: Amsterdam, Rio, Chennai, Jakarta and Sao Paulo, that are moving towards more data-driven governance and openness. Each city government has to navigate their legal and institutional framework, political willingness and the capacity to be open. However, they must also consider the state of their data and the implications on the demand for open data,the choice of technology and its influence on democratising data creation and use, and the role of citizens and intermediaries in opening up a city. The session is unique as it allows for joint conversations among government officials from the four cities as well as groups that engage with them. The discussions will be situated in the intersection of data, technology and citizen participation, and will aim to develop a policy, advocacy and implementation road map for open cities that governments can adopt to respond to their local contexts.

  • Amsterdam - Frank Kresin
  • Chennai - Satyarupa Shekhar
  • Jakarta - Andreas Pahwelke
  • Rio de Janeiro - Ricardo Matheus
  • Sao Paolo - Gisele Craveiro

Session hashtag: #OKFestTCN

This session is supported by the Web Foundation through the Open Data in Developing Countries (ODDC) project, funded by the Canadian International Development Research Centre (through grant 107075)

Google are a Gold sponsor of OKFestival 2014. We're very grateful for their support which enables us to host sessions like this one at the festival.

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Gisele Craveiro

professora, Universidad de Sao Paulo/ILDA
Gisele has a PhD in Computer Engineering and is lecturer at the University of São Paulo. She is the principal investigator of the Colaboratory on Development and Participation (COLAB-USP). Her research interests are open government, open data, on line civic spaces, transparency and... Read More →

Frank Kresin

Research Director, Waag Society

Ricardo Matheus

Data Scientist, Rio de Janeiro City Hall
I work at Center of Operations Rio, a facility that concentrates more than 100 civil servants from all the secretariats and public enterprises, 24 hours focused on the vigillance and the emergency response to all the events on the city. My task is to collect, storage, treat and produce... Read More →

Andreas Pawelke

Project Manager, World WIde Web Foundation

Satyarupa Shekhar

Researcher, Transparent Chennai
Satyarupa Shekhar leads Transparent Chennai's work on City Governance and Open Data Initiatives. She leads the group's advisory and advocacy efforts and liaises with the city government and other public agencies in the city to bring a more data driven approach to urban governance... Read More →

Wednesday July 16, 2014 14:00 - 16:00 CEST
Space F1 Kulturbrauerei

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