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Make Data Work
March 13–14, 2017: Training
March 14–16, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA
Joel Gurin

Joel Gurin
President, Center for Open Data Enterprise

Website | @joelgurin

Joel Gurin is president and founder of the Center for Open Data Enterprise, a Washington-based nonprofit that works to maximize the value of open data as a public resource. Joel also serves as a senior open data consultant to the World Bank. Previously, he wrote the book Open Data Now and led the launch team for the GovLab’s Open Data 500 study and Open Data Roundtables. Joel served as chair of the White House Task Force on Smart Disclosure and as chief of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau of the US Federal Communications Commission. For over a decade, Joel was editorial director and executive vice president of Consumer Reports, where he directed the development of, the world’s largest paid-subscription, information-based website. He can be reached at


2:40pm3:20pm Thursday, March 16, 2017
Business case studies
Location: LL21 B Level: Non-technical
Secondary topics:  Data for good, Smart cities
Joel Gurin (Center for Open Data Enterprise)
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Open government data—free public data than anyone can use and republish—is a major resource for entrepreneurs and innovators. The Center for Open Data Enterprise has partnered with the White House, government, and businesses to show how this resource can create economic value. Joel Gurin and Katherine Garcia share case studies of how open data is being used and a vision for its future. Read more.