The OCS will take place the day before IODC16, October 5th, 2016 at Medialab-Prado.
"Open data secures space for citizen-driven development and greater collaboration between officials and outside actors. This can build open cities that adapt to meet the needs of their communities and businesses, rather than imposing top-down structures and solutions". International Open Data Conference Roadmap 2015
The summit will be structured in three parts
Firstly, the summit will be opening a call for posters and city managers from all over the world will be able to tell how their open data policies are helping to improve the lives of citizens.
Secondly, participants in the summit will be working in groups to ideate solutions to overcome four different challenges identified in the implementation of an open data policy at a city level: managing an open data policy, improving urban planning, mitigating climate change, and improving city competitiveness.
Finally, there will be open space to discuss the challenges and opportunities of creating an open city.
Open Data is a source for knowledge and decision making. How should a city structure teams to ensure that the publication of datasets is compliant with technical and legal frameworks?
Open Data, especially geospatial data, is very useful to understand trends in urban planning. How can a city open and link data sources to improve urban planning? How can open data help in the definition of new solution for common / urban problems?
Open Data can be an important tool to fight against climate change. How can a city use open data to monitor and mitigate environmental related issues, such as pollution?
Open Data can be a source for new businesses and social projects that enhance competitiveness in a city. How can a city use open data to generate a vibrant ecosystem capable of developing new jobs and solutions for the city? How should open cities link into other broader discussions, e.g. Smart cities, Entrepreneurship?
Auditorium, Cantina and Backyard are the spaces in the same building, Medialab-Prado.
Public presentations of posters
Participants work in facilitated breakout groups to find innovative solutions to highlighted challenges by thematic areas.
Project Management Officer, Open Data for Development program at International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Program Officer at IDRC, Perini is involved in the development of policy-oriented research projects at Open Data for Development..
Project manager of Transparency of Madrid City Council driven from the Open Gov, Transparency and Citizen Participation Area.
International consultant on Open Data, Learning and Knowledge Management Senior Associate at the Inter-American Development Bank.
Working Groups Community Manager at Open Knowledge International, BA in Philosophy and French from UCLA.
Independent researcher and consultant in the fields of higher education studies, open data and scholarly communication at WWW Foundation.
Executive Director of OpenNorth, Canadian non-profit org. specialized in open data and civic tech. Steward of the Open Data Charter.
Cities/Open Data Lead at Sunlight Foundation, urbanist and advocate for open and participatory cities empowered through tech.
Project manager of Datalab at Medialab-Prado, PhD in Journalism, president of Open Knowledge Spain and free culture advocate.
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