Tim Davies is an activist, researcher, and social entrepreneur, who has been working on themes related to open data since 2009. He was Research Lead for the first two years of the IDRC/World Wide Web Foundation’s “Exploring the Emerging Impacts of Open Data in Developing Countries” research network and coordinated the first two editions of the global Open Data Barometer. He co-founded Open Data Services Co-op in 2015 to support ongoing development of open data infrastructures, including the Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS) and data standards for corporate transparency. He was series editor for the Open Data Charter Open-Up Guides on anti-corruption and agriculture. A social researcher by training, Tim has been a fellow of the Berkman Centre for Internet and Society and has studied at the Oxford Internet Institute and University of Southampton Web Science Centre. He blogs at http://www.timdavies.org.uk and tweets at https://www.twitter.com/timdavies.
Stephen B. Walker is the former Director General responsible for leading open government and open data for the Government of Canada, where he developed and implemented national policies, programmes, and infrastructure to advance open data. At the international level, Steve was directly involved in the development of the G8 Open Data Charter as well as the Open Data Charter. He also chaired the Open Government Partnership’s Working Group on Open Data. More recently, Steve has worked with the Open Data for Development (OD4D) network and managed the International Open Data Conference. Steve also runs his own consulting company, True North Consulting, specialising in advancing open data and transparency policies and practices. Steve tweets infrequently at https://www.twitter.com/sbwalker61.
Mor Rubinstein is an open data practitioner with more than ten years of experience. She was a Community Coordinator and the Lead Researcher for Open Knowledge International’s Global Open Data Index. She is currently the Labs Manager for 360Giving, a UK initiative for opening up philanthropic grants data for better grant-making. She is also the co-founder and coordinator of the Open Heroines community, a global community for women in open data, open government, and civic tech. She holds a Master of Science in Social Science of the Internet from the Oxford Internet Institute. You can follow her on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/morchickit.
Fernando Perini is a Senior Programme Specialist at Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), where he coordinates the Open Data for Development (OD4D) programme. OD4D is a global partnership that supports southern leadership and locally led data ecosystems around the world as a way to spur positive social change and sustainable development. You can follow Fernando on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/fperini.