We work as an agile organisation of 15-20 experts distributed across the world, combining foundation work and services. Today, most of our staff is from the Global South and 100% of our leadership team is made up of women.
Renata is an international lawyer, author and advocate. She brings nearly 20 years of experience in access to knowledge, freedom of expression, policymaking and global digital rights. Renata is an Affiliate with the Stanford Institute of Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence. Renata is part of the World Economic Forum Expert Network on Digital Technologies and a member of the Global Board of Trustees of Digital Future Society, among other affiliations in a vast professional network extending across Europe, Latin America and North America. She co-founded the <A+> Alliance for Inclusive Algorithms, the Progressive International and the Polylateral Association - an international platform cooperative for knowledge workers.
Cassandra's background is in finance where she has over 25 years experience. Cassandra is responsible for the organisation’s operational and financial management. She supports the team to deliver the mission, vision and strategic objectives of the organisation. She is passionate about finance, spreadsheets and knowledge sharing as well as transparency. At the weekend you will find her in the great outdoors, trailing through forests and absorbing the scenery of the local mountain range.
Patricio is an Information Systems Engineer with more than 10 years of experience both in the private sector and NGOs. He has also been an activist of the open movement since a young age. He likes to collaborate with different communities to disseminate technical knowledge and participate as a speaker in events to spread the importance of more simple technologies. He loves programming and is always exploring new projects and tools.
Sara works with communities. She leads the Open Knowledge Network and manages the Frictionless Data community as well as being its project manager. Sara has previously worked in EU policy research, advocacy, and communications. She has managed projects on digital education with schools and public libraries from all across Europe. Sara is an enthusiast of the open movement and strongly believes in removing barriers and opening knowledge as a means of empowering citizens and fostering democracy. She has studied comparative literature and political science, and is currently based in Bologna, Italy. She speaks English, French, Italian, and German.
Lucas is a journalist, artist and researcher working in the intersections of digital culture, politics and humanities. For the last 18 years, Lucas has been a free culture advocate and part of a wide range of commons-based initiatives fighting for power distribution and people's participation in decision-making. He is also a PhD candidate in the Autonomous University of Madrid in the topics of the aesthetics of the commons.
Andres is a software developer mainly working with open data on free software. He's a civic and government technology advocate and also a member of Open Data Córdoba (an Argentinian NGO). He worked with open data inside and outside governments for the last decade. He is currently based in Mendiolaza, Córdoba, Argentina.
Adrià has over fifteen years experience working in the open data and civic tech fields. He is an enthusiast of the open web, especially the communities built around open-source projects and open standards. He is a member of the CKAN Tech Team and has worked across dozens of technical projects from all sizes. He has a degree in Biology and an MSc in Geographic Information Systems. His first serious program was written in Visual Basic 6 many moons ago, and he once wrote a SOAP interface that ingested GML, in PHP. He currently lives near the shores of the Mediterranean, in the beautiful city of Tarragona.