The Entrepreneurs Guide to Open Data

The Entrepreneurs Guide to Open Data


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About The Event

The Economist called open data the 'next gold mine'. McKinsey recently estimated that open data could generate $3 trillion/annum for the global economy. Over 50 governments around the world now have 'open' initiatives aimed at transparency, accountability and more. So how can entrepreneurs in developing countries leverage this opportunity in ways that are commercially viable and that produce social impact on the ground?


In this webinar, our speaker will share examples of innovative companies that are already taking advantage of open data. He will walk you through the emerging business models and the 'environmental’ factors that must be in place to nurture open data driven businesses. He will also discuss instruments that are gradually beginning to emerge to support entrepreneurs in this area.


Speaker: Prasanna Lal Das

Prasanna is the Lead Program Officer at the World Bank and leads the open financial data program. He’s especially interested in the role of open financial data in promoting civic engagement and results, and the potential of open data to foster commercial growth and innovation. Prasanna and his team are also investigating the possibility of using big data for international development initiatives, especially to increase their effectiveness. 


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