Open Data

St. James, 4th Floor

 We have seen much value – economic, environmental and social – derived from open data in the past ten years. The Covid-19 pandemic highlighted this value, with the opening up of medical research and public health data, contributing to the faster development of vaccines and treatments, and the tracking and management of emergent variants.

One of the most significant open data success stories – in the UK – has been the opening up, by Transport for London (TFL), of unified data about the transport network. Businesses such as Waze, Citymapper, and Bus Checker have been built using this data, which has also been used in academic studies and by non-commercial customer-facing organisations. The most recent figures suggest that the release of the TFL data alone has created annual economic benefits and savings of up to £130m for travellers, TFL and businesses in London.

Meanwhile, the Open Banking movement which grew out of an initial working group, convened by HM Treasury and co-chaired by the Open Data Institute and Barclays, now has 4.5m UK users. 

We have come a long way in many areas, although, in others, open data is unfinished business. For example, in the UK, we still haven’t got an openly available dataset comprising the country’s legally recognised addresses. This is a fundamental part of our national data infrastructure and if made available as open data, this could unlock huge potential for new businesses and services to the benefit of people across the country. 

We are especially interested in projects that recognise the value of the data spectrum (ie. the relationship between open, shared and closed data), and which identify how solutions to the world’s greatest challenges can be solved across this spectrum of data. All projects and ideas, however, must recognise the value of open data as the foundation of effective data infrastructure and must include open data. If your application is successful, you may be asked to speak and exhibit at the event.

Content will be streamed and recorded and made available after the event.

Track Speakers

Jimmy Wales photo

Jimmy Wales



Silona Bonewald headshot

Silona Bonewald

Executive Director


gavin freeguard

Gavin Freeguard

Interim head of public policy

Open Data Institute

lauren cadwallder

Lauren Cadwallader

Open Research Manager

Public Library of Science (PLOS)

Gavin Starks


Icebreaker One

kevin lewis

Kevin Lewis

Developer Relations Lead


Andrew Newman

Andrew Newman

Principle Data Specialist

Open Data Institute

Angela Baker

Angela Baker

Data Assurance Programme Lead

Open Data Institute

Jack Gilmore

Jack Gilmore

Technical Lead

Open Data Scotland

Karen Jewell

Karen Jewell

Data Scientist & Maintainer

Open Data Scotland

sarah womer

Sarah Womer

Senior Analyst

Plessas Experts Network Inc.

Jane Crowe

Jane Crowe

Data Institutions Programme Lead

Open Data Institute

fergus kidd

Emerging Technology Engineer


Oz Katz

Oz Katz

CTO & Co-Founder


josh d'addario

Josh D'Addario

Principal Consultant

Open Data Institute

francesco bonfiglio

Francesco Bonfilglio


Gaia-X AISBL Association for Data and Cloud

sneha ramamurphy

Sneha Ramamurphy

Product Designer

Rolls Royce

sue daley

Sue Daley

Director, Tech & Innovation


jade cation

Jade Cation

Director Impact & Innovation

London Sport

nick evans

Nick Evans

Co-Founder & director


Armando Vieira

Armando Vieira

Data Scientist


Matt webb

Matt Webb

Head of Enterprise Data Management

UK Power Networks

Emma Thwaites photo

Emma Thwaites

Director of Corporate Affairs

The Open Data Institute

Sonia Cooper photo

Sonia Cooper

Assistant General Counsel, Open Innovation Team


sarah brown

Sarah Brown

Deputy Director

Collections Trust UK

Anne Torreggiani

Anne Torreggiani

Chief Executive

The Audience Agency

China Williams

China Williams

Senior Research Officer (Science Policy)

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

lisa allen

Lisa Allen

Director of Data and Services

Open Data Institute

gabriele columbro

Gabriele Columbro

Executive Director FINOS

Linux Foundation

Fransizka Putz

Fransizka Putz

Policy & Advocacy Manager

Wikimedia Foundation

ffion acland

Ffion Acland

Vice President – Data Engineer

Goldman Sachs

ruddy vincent

Ruddy Vincent

Senior Advisor, Data and Digital Solutions


Georgina Jarrett

Georgina Jarratt

Managing Director, Head of FinTech and Digitalisation


chris rayner

Chris Rayner

Senior Associate – Market Infrastructure and Technology


Allison Savich

Allison Savich

Strategic Lead - Innovation & Digital

Sports England

Kevin Keith

Kevin Keith


UK Open Government Network


Xinchi Qiu

PhD Student - Computer Science

University of Cambridge

stephen walli

Stephen Walli

Principal Program Manager


Emily Campbell-Ratcliffe

Emily Campbell-Ratcliffe

Head of AI Assurance


Christopher Jackson

Christopher Jackson

CEO and Co-Founder

Advanced Infrastructure

Melissa Tallack

Melissa Tallack

Open Data Lead

Northumbrian Water

Emma Thwaites photo

Emma Thwaites


Director of Corporate Affairs
The Open Data Institute

Sonia Cooper photo

Sonia Cooper

CFP Chair

Assistant General Counsel, Open Innovation Team at Microsoft and Vice President IP Federation

CFP Committee

Louise Burke photo

Louise Burke

Managing Director, ODI

Volker Buscher photo

Volker Buscher

Chief Data Officer, Arup

Alex Butler photo

Alex Butler

Digital and data transformation leader, NED

Dr Wen Hwa Lee

CEO & Chief Scientist, AAAMD

wen hwa lee

Jennifer Pougnet

Global Data Policy Strategy Lead, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd OR Roche

Jennifer Pougnet photo

Rob Bryan

Equity partner and Head of Science and Technology at BPE Solicitors

Paul Clarke photo

Paul Clarke

Photographer & Digital Services Consultant

Ian Watt photo

Ian Watt

Open data advocate; Charity Founder and Trustee; Data Scientist