Open Government Partnership

When: Tue, August 18, 9am – 3pm, 2015
Where: The Royale Chulan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
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Open data has been on a progressive global trend in the past few years and governments have increasingly recognised the much-needed benefits of open data for improving transparency and accountability. For instance, the United Kingdom was regarded by the Open Data Barometer as the pioneer in this field, witnessing an emergence of a plethora of tech-businesses that source 70% of information from government open data. Topics include:
  • What is Open Data and How Can it be Used?
    Michael Canares, Regional Research Manager, Open Data Lab
  • How Open Data Spurred Innovation & Increased Government Accountability
    Antonio Acuna, Head, data.gov.uk
  • Malaysia’s Open Data Project
    Dato’ Yasmin Mahmood, CEO, MDeC
  • Open Data for Good Governance and Civic Engagement in Malaysia
    Khairil Yusof, Co-Founder, Sinar Project
  • Businesses that use Open Data
    Sandra Hanchard, Co-founder, Big Data Malaysia
  • Open Data and Innovative Solutions
    Lih Shiun Goh, Country Lead, Public Policy and Government Affairs, Google
  • How GrabTaxi grew as a start-up using data available to them
    Deevya Desai, Regional Head, Policy and Research, GrabTaxi
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