Ania Calderon

Executive Director, Open Data Charter
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Ania is a leading open government advocate with a track record supporting the delivery of open and accountable data governance policies around the world

Ania is a leading open government advocate with a track record supporting the delivery of open and accountable data governance policies around the world.

She was recently named one of the top 20 of Apolitical’s World’s 100 Most Influential People in Digital Government 2019. As Executive Director of the Open Data Charter, she works with governments and organisations to make data open and freely available, while protecting the rights of people and communities.

Ania delivered a key presidential mandate for open data in Mexico as General Director for the National Digital Strategy from 2012-2016. She holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Columbia University and was part of the Harvard University Berkman Klein Center 2019 Assembly Fellowship program for Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence where she co-founded AI Blindspot, a discovery process to spot unconscious biases and structural inequalities that may creep into product design and deployment. She is chair of the Board of Directors for Global Integrity and sits on multiple advisory boards.