Silona Bonewald

Executive Director

General Best Practices in Open Data

Open Data
Tuesday, February 7 • 1:35pm – 1:55pm
St. James, 4th Floor

What do we mean by Open Governance

Government, Law & Policy
Wednesday February 8th, 5:00pm-5:30pm
Westminster, 4th Floor

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General Best Practices in Open Data

We have many standards that are addressing various types of specific issues, such as privacy in regard to Open Data, but there doesn’t seem to be a generalized best practices guide.

What do we mean by Open Governance

What do we mean by Open Governance, and where are we going? We will look at current examples and expand upon those best practices in the Open Source, Academia, Nonprofit, and Standards world.


Founder of, an open platform for free and open climate technology. He works as a software developer and aerospace engineer in climate science at the Juelich Research Center. Previously, he was able to pioneer the application of open source in the German automotive industry within the DHL Group as head of software development for autonomous driving.


“The Open Source Community will expand its understanding to include a diversity ecosystem to become truly sustainable.  This will lead to better adoption, funding, and participation from Government, Academia, and Nonprofits.”