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Hudson joined Global Integrity as General Manager for the Promotion of Policies in April 2015, and he was appointed Executive Director in January 2015. During more than two decades, Hudson has been linked to issues such as good governances, public integrity, and accountability. Previously, he was Director of the Transparency and Accountability of the Campaign ONE. He has worked with the Agency for the Development of the United Kingdom and the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Alan Hudson specialized in Human Geography at the University of Bristol and obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in Globalization and Sovereignty.


Cerdán Verastegui holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Manchester, he was a founding partner and Public Administration Manager in GESOC where he coordinated the development of the different initiatives to promote transparency and accountability. Additionally, he has experience in public sector as Director of Studies and Assessment of Transparency and Accountability Policies in the SFP, as well as representative of this body in the Tripartite Technical Secretariat of the OGP in Mexico. Cerdán has participated as Manager of the OGP Support Unit Program; currently he is the Director of OGP Government Support Exchange.


Hoffman is the founder and former General Manager of the Political Digital magazine. He holds a master’s degree in Communications from the Ibero-American University, Mexico. Andrés Hoffman has acted as advisor to governments and public institutions on the opening of data and information. He is the coordinator of “La promesa del Gobierno Abierto” (The Open Government Promise).


Carlos E. Jimenez Gomez holds a master’s degree in Information and Knowledge Society, and he is also an Informatic Engineer. Jimenez has postgraduate studies in Law and New Technologies, Electronic Government Strategy Design, and Information System Management. He has been focused on Justice Administration during more than two decades, and his main areas of interest are electronic justices, interoperability and the Open & Smart Government, topics on which he has given lectures in several countries.


Carolina Pozo is an Economist and holds a master’s degree in Public Policies. She is an advocate of sustainable development innovation, open government, and the public sector. Former Secretary General of Planning and Open Government of the city of Quito.


Daniel Berliner holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of Washington, Seattle and he is a postdoctoral grantee in the Freie Universität Berlin. Currently, Berliner is an assistant professor of Political Sciences and Public Policies in the Department of Government of London School of Economics. His investigation has focused on the policy of transparency and accountability reforms around the world, with special emphasis on the laws on access to information and institutional reforms at national, state and local levels in Mexico and South Africa. Berliner works in the global and national policy related to the movements of transparency and open government through institutions such as the Open Government Partnership.


Emilene Martinez is a researcher specialized in access to public information. Since 2001, she has participated in projects with different institutions, including The National Security Archive at the George Washington University; Fundar Center for Analysis and Research; the World Bank Institute; the Council for Transparency in Chile; the ITESM and the CIDE. She actively collaborates in the local activist network México Informate and acts as Regional Civil Society Coordinator for Latin America of the Open Government Partnership (OGP).


Ester Kaufman holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Buenos Aires, and a master’s degree in Social Sciences from FLACSO, Argentina. Kaufman has been a scholar and researcher in different universities, public bodies and international institutions, focused mainly on open government, international cooperation, design and assessment, and collaborative management. Author of “Gobierno Abierto: perspectiva académica” (Open government: academic perspective), “Teoría y práctica del gobierno abierto. Lecciones de la experiencia internacional” (Open government theory and practice. Lessons from the international experience) and “Hacia procesos participativos y de co-producción en el gobierno abierto” (Towards participative and open-government co-production processes).


Scrollini is Executive Director of the Latin American Open Data Initiative (ILDA), and member of the Open Data Network for Development (OD4D). He is also President of DATA Uruguay, an association that builds civil technology to promote human development. Scrollini is a co-founder of Abrelatam and Condatos, and advisor of the International Open Data Charter. He worked with government, regulatory agencies and civil society organizations, at local and international levels, in topics related to transparency, access to public information, open data and reforms to the public sector. He holds a Ph.D. degree in government from the London School of Economics (LSE).


Fernando Uval is a Mechanical and Electrical Engineer from the University of the Argentine Republic (UDELAR). Uval has been dedicated to the management of projects in the field of software development, hardware solutions, and testing platform. Since 2012, he has been working with DATA, an NGO dedicated to Open Data, Transparency and Access to Information, where the creation of technology tools is promoted for collective, participative and collaborative actions.


Currently, Gavin Hayman is a member of the Open Contracting Partnership and is former Director of campaigns and Executive Director of Global Witness. Hayman helped to create the “Publish what you pay” campaign and to negotiate the inter-government initiative for transparency in the extraction industry. Gavin Hayman is an expert in the study of the illegal flows of money and he helped to lead global efforts to terminate with the outrages of shell companies dedicated to asset laundering and financial crimes, including the collaboration with the British government during the UK presidency of the G8 and the Open Government Partnership Chair.


Neumann is a researcher specialized in the fields of collaboration, communication and use of technology in innovative development for open contracting. Within the IDB, he led the digital strategy of the Multilateral Investment Fund, which is focused on providing support to entrepreneurs and micro, small and medium companies in Latin America. The Georg Neumann linkage to transparency and anti-corruption is originated in Transparency International, where he coordinated the internal and digital communications of the global movement and led the debate about solutions including the use of technology to fight against corruption.


Hellen Darbishire is a human rights activist specialized in the right to access to information (information freedom) and in the development of open and democratic societies with participative and responsible governments. Helen is the founder and Executive Director of the NGO based in Madrid, Access Info Europe, settled in 2006 to promote the right to access to information in Europe and around the world. Helen has worked during more than 20 years as professional in human rights, focused on issues of freedom of expression, freedom of information, freedom of communication means, civil society development, and democratization.


Ines Pousadela holds a Ph.D. degree in Political Science from the University of Belgrano, Cordoba; and a master’s degree in economic sociology by the Institute for Higher Social Studies of Argentina. She participates as visiting researcher of the University of Maryland, Georgetown. Currently, she is a visiting professor of the ORT University (Montevideo, Uruguay), Pousadela is a researcher affiliated to the Institute for Communication and Development, and advisor of the Independent Reporting Mechanism of the Open Government Partnership. Since 2015, she has participated in the OSC CIVICUS performing policies analysis and investigation.


Ivana Merlo holds a master’s degree in Political Science and is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of the Basque Country. She is also a professor-researcher. Merlo acts as an adviser on planning and assessment of Public Policies, a specialist in public policy evaluation, as well as in local and regional public management. She has a contribution in the book “Gobierno Abierto para la Consolidación Democrática” (Open Government for Democratic Consolidation) with the chapter “La buropatología en las administraciones públicas de América Latina, el problema. El Open Government ¿la solución?” (The buropathology in the Latin American public administrations, the problem. The Open government, ¿the solution?).


Ignacio Criado is Director of the Government Laboratory for Public Innovation in Ibero-America and cofounder of the Ibero-American Civic Innovation Community. He is a political scientist and a professor of Political Science and Public Administration at the Autonomous University of Madrid, as well as a researcher in the Center for Technology in Government of the State University of New York. In 2016, he received the Julian Marias Award because of his research work on information and communication technology, and digital social networks in the public sector.


Jonathan Fox is a professor in the School of International Services of the American University of Washington, where he heads the Center for Research on Accountability. Director of Oxfam America, Jonathan Fox currently heads a project in Woodrow Wilson Center about how transparency generates institutional accountability.


Jorge López-Bachiller Fernández holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the Complutense University of Madrid and a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) by the Business Institute of Madrid, Spain. For more than 20 years he has worked in local development and institutional strengthening in an NGO from Patzun, Chimaltenango in Guatemala. At the same time, it has been responsible for the Communication and Technology (TIC) program of the municipality of Patzun, with 57,000 inhabitants, 94% of which are Kaqchikel Mayan population. Currently, he is also OAS advisor on Open Government topics.


Florez Herrera has led efforts in Global Integrity since 2015 to support the progress towards open fiscal governance. Before joining Global Integrity, he worked with the Results for Development Institute and the National Democratic Institute. Additionally, he advised the Colombian government on citizen participation and social control, carrying out different investigation projects about governance and accountability in Latin American within the Interdisciplinary Center for Development Studies of Los Andes University.


Manish Bapna is Vice President and Managing Director of the World Resources Institute (WRI), member of the Board of Directors of Oxfam America, and Co-President of the Open Government Partnership. His work has been focused on the development of programs with an emphasis on the cities, water, adaptation, and sustainable development goals.


Maria Baron is a Journalist, holds a master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Bologna, and is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Sciences at the National University of San Martin. She has worked in civil society organizations in Argentina and abroad in order to reduce unethical practices by legislators and public officials. Baron has published 9 editions of the book Directorio Legislativo: Quiénes son nuestros legisladores y cómo nos representan (Legislative Directory: Who our lawmakers are and how they represent us), in addition to other publications related to the Legislative Power. She is a founding member of the Latin American Network for the Legislative Transparency, and of the Open Government Partnership Steering Committee


Natalia Carfi is the Open Government Director in the Ministry of Modernization of the Argentine Republic. Carfi is an expert in Open Government and Open Data. With wide experience in the design and implementation of public policies. In the last years, she has specialized in the intersection of new technologies and government. Carfi was also Open Government Coordinator in the Modernization Unit and the Segpress Electronic Government of the Ministry General Secretariat of Government of the Presidency of Chile.


A leading practitioner and social entrepreneur in the fields of open government and government accountability, Heller has worked for nearly two decades with civil society and public-sector champions to leverage transparency and citizen engagement as drivers of development outcomes. He is Executive Vice President of Integrated Strategies in the Results for Development Institute (R4D), where he heads the Governance Program. He co-founded and led Global Integrity, a nonprofit organization that promotes government transparency and accountability worldwide, through high-quality investigation, cutting-edge technology, and innovative policy perspectives.


An expert in public acquisitions, Nicolás Penagos seeks to foster the idea that the publication and analysis of the agreement data may actually change old traditions and bring tangible benefits to citizens. Nicolas is an Industrial Engineer and Mathematician, he holds a master’s degree in Economics and he worked in the setting up and consolidation of Colombia Compra Inteligente and the National Agency for Public Procurement of Colombia, where he served as Deputy Director and Acting Director.


Rosario Pavese holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA). She was part of the Citizen Power team in 2007, and Coordinator of Political Institutions and Government in 2011. Pavese is an expert in the election process, information access, and transparency in public management. Since 2010, she has coordinated the Transparent Municipalities Program, whose goal is to strengthen the local democracy through the promotion of citizen participation and transparency in municipal management, as an instrument to improve public policies. Currently, she is America’s Government Support Coordinator for Open Government.


Suneeta Kaimal obtained a master’s degree in International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs of the University of Columbia, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Duke. She is Deputy Director of the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), a nonprofit independent organization that works with innovative change agents within the ministries of the government, civil society, communication means, legislative bodies, the private sector, and international institutions to promote responsible and effective governance in extraction industries. She is a member of the civil society that is co president of the Open Government Partnership and a member of the Publish What You Pay Global Council, a civil society movement with more than 800 organizations working to improve the natural resource governance.


Toby Mendel is Executive Director of the Center for Law and Democracy. He was General Counsel of Article 19 during more than 12 years. As an expert in subjects such as freedom of expression, human rights and access to information in digital environments, his work has been focused on helping to build policies to guarantee the compliance with these fundamental rights.

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