Conference program 2013

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The program for the conference is shaping up to provide an exciting mix of topics and speakers. Below is the (provisional) program. We will add the names of confirmed speakers as we go along.

Next to some plenary sessions, we offer a broad range of parallel sessions that cover a wide variety of topics. This way we can explore how open data and re-use are moving forward on many different fronts. You can get your free ticket now!

We also have an additional room available, to be used for ad-hoc sessions and spontaneously formed groups. Feel free to get in touch and suggest speakers for any of the sessions, or for topics to cover in the Open Mic session!

Program Outline

09:00-09:30 Registration and coffee
09:30-10:00 Opening Session / Welcome
Professor Tadeusz Tomaszewski, vice-rector of the University of Warsaw,
Mr Michal Boni, Polish Minister of Administration and Digitization
10:00-11:00 Plenary I: Open Data, the State of the Union , key-note presentation by the ePSIplatform team

After the hype: Ensuring Impact of Open Data, moderated panel discussion with
  • Rafal Trzaskowski, MEP
  • Nikolaus Futter, PSI Alliance
  • Daniele Rizzi, European Commission DG CONNECT
  • Tord Johnsen, UK Cabinet Office
  • Andrew Stott (moderator), former UK Gov Director of Transparency & Digital Engagement
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:30 Transport Data: from local to national to European
  • Pieter Colpaert (moderator), iRail & OKF Belgium
  • Dorota Szeligowska, EC DG MOVE
  • Andrew Byrd, Open Trip Planner
  • Jonas Ask Homaa,
Open Data and liability: fiction or faith?
  • Hans Graux, ePSIplatform (moderator)
  • Marc de Vries, author Dutch article on open data and liability
  • Christian Laux, Open Data Switzerland, attorney
  • Laila Aslesen, Norwegian mapping agency
Open Data in Poland: the state of play
  • Lukasz Jachowicz (moderator), Centrum Cyfrowe
  • Krzysztof Izdebski, SLLGO
  • Jakub Gornicki, ePanstwo foundation
  • Marta Gumkowska,
  • Katarzyna Sawko,
  • Tomasz Zieliński, Transportoid
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:30 Charging policies in practice: experiences from the Satellite data domain
  • Raimondo Iemma, Nexa Center for Internet and Society
  • Geoff Sawyer, Secratary General of European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC)
  • Heli Koski, Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA)
Privacy and open data" Siamese twins or mortal enemies?
  • Hans Graux, ePSIplatform (moderator)
  • Wojciech Wiewiorowski, Polish data protection officer
  • Xaweri Konarski, partner Traple Konarski Podrecki lawyers
  • John Borking - Privacy by Design expert (CMS Derks Star Busmann and former Privacy
    Commissioner of the Dutch Data Protection Authority)
Being small: incubating open data policy in small countries
  • Ton Zijlstra (moderator),
  • Gabriella Ivacs, Open Society Archives Central Europe
  • Henri Laupmaa, co-founder Hooandja, Estonia
  • Hristo Konstantinov, Apis Bulgaria
  • Živilė Stubrytė, Lithuanian Ministry for Economic Affairs
Open Mic session: propose your own topics!
  • 'Transparency
    by default: how acitivists change the principles'- Daniel Lentfer - Mehr Demokratie
  • ‘The open data
    life cycle’ - Anne Fleur van Veenstra - TNO
14:30-15:30 Big Data and open data: two of a kind?
  • Tom Kronenburg (moderator),
  • Jean-Marc Lazard, founder & CEO of OpenDataSoft
  • Alicia Garcia - ATOS Spain
  • Kevin Meritt - CEO Socrata USA
  • John van Echtelt - CGI
Licensing of open data: None, creative commons or roll your own...what is needed?
  • Katleen Janssen (moderator),
  • Alek Tarkowski, Centrum Cyfrowe
  • Pieter Colpaert, iRail & OKFN Belgium
  • Thomas Nortvedt –Norwegian Ministry of Government Administration and
  • Jo Ellis - UK National Archives
Crisis and open data: a show stopper or accelerator?
  • Prodromos Tsiavos (moderator), open data advisor Greek e-Government Task Force and LSE
  • Raimondo Iemma, Nexa Center for Internet and Society
  • Claudia Goncalves, Portuguese agency for modernisation of the administration AMA
  • Dominic Byrne, Fingal County
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:00 Closing Plenary: Open Data insights we can take home
17:00-18:00 Informal networking at conference venue
18:00-... Dinner (self-paid) in groups at various pre-arranged restaurants

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