by Martin Getzendanner
Although our usual approach is to work quietly in the background, ODW has been asked recently for media interviews on various “open data” topics. Below is a little sample of the most recent ones that have web links (click the pictures).
During the 3rd International Open Data Conference (IODC2015) in Ottawa, Huffington Post interviewed ODW’s Shaida Badiee about the impact and public benefit of open data.
ODW was interviewed for a recent SciDev.net article on the challenges of household surveys and the data gaps that could impact monitoring SDGs, as highlighted in a recent ODI report.
Between chairing meetings and moderating panel discussions, Shaida did a video interview in the corridors of the recent Cartagena Data Festival, an event that gathered global data partners to look at how to solve critical gaps in coverage, access and analysis of data, thereby contributing to the global effort to drive progress in the post-2015 agenda.
Busy behind the scenes in Cartagena and on-stage with a notably creative 5-minute presentation on data disaggregation with Becca Furst-Nichols of Data2X, Eric also took time out for an interview on open data.
As an active member of the UN Secretary-General’s Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution, Shaida was also interviewed recently for an article in PassBlue entitled “Betting on a Data Revolution to Help Manage UN Development Goals” .