Keynote Speakers

This second edition of the OD4OC workshop has a broad agenda that will guide you in how to use open geospatial data, organized around policy goals to design data-driven initiatives in communities. The workshop features two key speakers

Cosmina Radu

Cosmina Radu is currently working at the European level, assisting the European Commission in the implementation and monitoring of its digital transformation and open data policies in the Member States.
As part of the European Data Portal project, Cosmina is in charge of the annual European Commission Flagship Benchmark measuring the Open Data Maturity in Europe. She is leading the task-force around the Open Data landscaping activities in 34 European countries – the 28 EU Member States, the EFTA countries, and the EU accession candidates. As Service Lead, Cosmina is coordinating the tailored support activities in the European countries and assisting the Open Data teams at a national level in designing and implementing their Open Data transformation strategies.

In the broader EU context, Cosmina is providing strategy and technology consultancy on aspects such as open data, the data economy, as well as the modernization of public administration and electronic Government.

In her previous work, Cosmina has assisted the successful implementation of several digital transformation projects in the field of eGovernment and eJustice. The implemented projects involved the successful deployment of major IT solutions that represent important milestones in the digital transformation of the German public sector. Her areas of expertise include IT-driven transformation and strategy design, as well as strategy execution with the focus on project and change management as well as test and quality management.

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Andrew Turner

Andrew is the current director and Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of ESRI’s Research and Development Center in Washington, DC. His work focuses on cross-domain collaboration and democratizing the map making process, creating open tools for cartography and analysis. His team develops new technologies for government and citizen collaboration to build communities. This includes the global ArcGIS Open Data network for open access to authoritative data, as well as open-source and interactive tools and applications to build and share insights and solutions.

Andrew is an active member of many organizations developing and supporting open standards such as the OpenStreetMap, Open Geospatial Consortium, Open Web Foundation, OSGeo and the World Wide Web Consortium. He is also the co-founder of CrisisCommons, a global community of volunteers leveraging technology to assist in building solutions for disaster response, recovery, and rebuilding.

Andrew has consulted for enterprise and multinational organizations such as the United Nations, World Bank, USGS, MapQuest, the BBC, the Library of Congress in developing their geospatial and community components. He has lectured courses and lead workshops for Stanford, Harvard, University of Virginia, and other universities.

You can check Andrew out on Twitter  and LinkedIn