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Joel Gurin

Senior Advisor, The GovLab@NYU

Joel Gurin is senior advisor at The GovLab@NYU, which studies and promotes open government and open data; Joel directs the The GovLab’s Open Data 500 project to study 500 U.S.-based companies that use open data as a key business resource. He leads a team that is now preparing to replicate the study in the UK, working with the Open Data Institute, and is in discussions with organizations interested in doing similar studies in more than a dozen different countries.

Joel’s new book, Open Data Now, is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of the uses of Open Data from government and other sources.