Boredom is always counterrevolutionary. Always. - Guy Debord

Daniel is a researcher, activist, author and curator at the intersection of media, technology, and society. He is passionate helping others using technology and data for social change.

Currently, Daniel works as Senior Programme Manager on Open Contracting at the Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries, Department Open Society, Transparency, and Accountability program. Over the last decade, Daniel has worked extensively with civil society organizations to empower people and communities making smart and static use of data for evidence-based advocacy.

Daniel also worked as a senior consultant and policy advisor with government and leading organization including Open Knowledge, World Bank, GIZ, and most recently with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), Division 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.

Daniel has authored several studies on open government, open data, and civic tech and has co-organized major international conferences on related topics. He is a member of the Advisory board of the Open Knowledge International and co-founder and a member of the board of the German Chapter. He is co-founder and a 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.

Daniel Dietrich