Daniel Dietrich is a researcher, activist, author and curator at the intersection of media, technology and society. He is interested in empowering people through open knowledge and the use technology for social change.
Daniel Dietrich is a researcher, activist, author and curator at the intersection of media, technology and society. He is interested in empowering people through open knowledge and the use technology for social change. He has worked extensively on the technical, legal and policy aspects of open government, open data, transparency and accountability with governments and leading organisations around the world. He is author of several studies on open government, open data, transparency, citizen engagement and civic tech. He is member of the Advisory board of the Open Knowledge International and co-founder and member of the board of the German Chapter. He is co-founder and member of the steering committee of the International Civic Tech Network Code for All, as well as steering committee member of the Open Data Working Group of the Open Government Partnership and steward of the International Open Data Charter.
Currently, Daniel works as Senior Programme Manager on Open Contracting at the Humanist Institute for Co-operation with Developing Countries, Department Open Society, Transparency and Accountability programme. In recent years Daniel worked as a researcher, consultant and policy advisor with various leading organisation including Open Knowledge, World Bank, GIZ, and most recently with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), Devision for Public Administration and Development Management (DPDAM) and UNDP. From 2011 to 2013 he worked as lead editor of the European Commission funded platform on public sector information, the ePSIplatform.eu. Until 2011 he worked as a research associate at the Technical University Berlin, Department of Internet and Society. Before that he worked several years as project manager in the IT industry.