The story of Open Data is rapidly moving beyond transparency and accountability to measurable economic growth and prosperity. How much of this opportunity can be seized by developing and transition countries to boost growth and share prosperity? What interventions are needed by governments - and by the World Bank - to stimulate and support the realization of the economic benefits of Open Data for everyone? Why does Open Data matter to someone who does not have a toilet? How can World Bank projects be “turbocharged” with Open Data?
Five years after the outbreak of the global financial crisis, creating and sustaining economic growth remains one of the most significant policy challenges in the U.S. and internationally. In his talk, Jason Furman will outline the key steps in the U.S. growth strategy and consider what he describes as “the ultimate test of economic performance” — ensuring that the benefits of growth are broadly shared.
Why do so few say "I love my job"? Imagine a world where everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued all day, and returns home fulfilled. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders are creating environments where people naturally work together to do remarkable things. When leaders neglect the environment in which people work, politics, silos, cynicism and self-interest prevail. Simon explains how to create an environment where people can work as they were designed - together.
Well-known Internet pioneer Vinton G. Cerf will talk about the major emerging trends and threats about the Internet that will dramatically shape the global economy, followed by a townhall style conversation with World Bank Chief Economist Kaushik Basu and an opportunity for Q&A.
President, World Bank Group
Founder, CEO and Chief Designer of andu amet Ltd.
Associate Researcher, Sony Computer Science laboratories & CEO of Xiborg
Project Manager, Kopernik
Founder, e-Education Project
President, jig.jp co., ltd.
Senior Commentator, NHK World TV
President, World Bank Group
Director, Health, Nutrition and Population, World Bank
Regional Director for Africa, World Health Organization
Senior Vice President, Merck & Co., Inc.
Dean of the Board of Executive Directors, World Bank Group
Vice President, Africa Region, World Bank Group
Communications Adviser, Development Economics, World Bank
Manager, Open Government Practice, World Bank Group
Senior Governance Specialist, World Bank
Senior Researcher, World Bank, and London School of Economics
Twaweza, and Co-Chair of the Open Government Partnership
Professor in International Studies, American University
Associate Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Director, National Center for Digital Government
Former Mayor of Washington, D.C., CEO, Federal City Council
Resident Senior Fellow, Emerging Markets Forum. Non-resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Senior Director, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience, World Bank Group
Acting Vice President, Leadership Learning and Innovation, World Bank Group
Lead Urban Specialist, Urban Practice, World Bank Institute, World Bank
Municipal Finance Consultant
Prime Minister of Niger
Minister of Environment and Tourism of Namibia
H.E. Girma Birru Geda, Ambassador of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to the USA
UNCCD Drylands Ambassador, Senior Fellow, World Agroforestry Centre
Executive Secretary, UNCCD
CEO, Global Environment Facility
Special Envoy for the President, World Bank Group
Coordinator, "Clean Games Inside and Outside Stadiums", Ethos Institute
Chapter Lead, Open Knowledge Foundation Brazil
Manager, Rapid Response Unit, Transparency International Secretariat
Moderator, Open Government Strategist, The World Bank