Friday lunchtime lecture: Innovating in government from the inside: meet the open data leaders

Friday 26 February 2016, 1:00pm - 1:00pm

Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4JE

Friday lunchtime lectures are for everyone and are free to attend. You bring your lunch, we provide tea and coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.


Across departments and countries, many public leaders are tackling the range of complex problems in forging open data initiatives on a national, regional or city level.

The Open Data Leaders Network is an international network that brings together leaders of government who are driving open data initiatives around the world. In late February 2016, our third and most diverse cohort of leaders will be gathering at ODIHQ to solve problems, collaborate and learn from each other.

This lecture will include a series of flash talks, allowing the leaders to share their challenges and success stories in applying open data within government to bring about positive economic, social and environmental outcomes.

Jose Mª Subero Munilla is the Open Data Manager in the Government of Aragon, Spain

Fernanda Capagnucci is the Head of Integrity, Sao Paulo City Hall, Brazil

Vyskub Oleksii is the Deputy Head of the Agency for e-Governance of Ukraine

Marija Kujacic is the Head of Department for Implementation, Directorate for e-Government, Ministry of Public Administration, Serbia

Pauline Riordan is a Manager of Dublinked Open Data Platform, Ireland


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Live stream

If you’re unable to attend this lunchtime lecture you don’t need to miss out. You can watch the talk via a live stream here.


About our Friday lunchtime lectures

With a broad range of topics in open data such as tracking government expenditure, British landscape mapping and creating art, there’s bound to be something that interests you.

The sessions run from 1pm to 1.45pm weekly during UK school term-times, with informal networking until 2pm. Each lecture lasts for around 20 minutes, leaving time for questions afterwards. The lectures don't require any specialist knowledge, but are focused around communicating the meaning and impact of open data in all areas of life.

Each week the lectures are streamed live on YouTube and then uploaded to our YouTube and Vimeo channels. You can also download the Friday lunchtime lectures as a podcast on iTunes.

You can follow the lectures and contribute to the discussion using #ODIFridays on Twitter