We think decisions about data should be made collectively and openly
We want to put community at the centre of data narratives, practices and policies
We focus on impact
We work in the open
We collaborate and learn with others
We take care of each other and ourselves
Jeni is an expert in all things data, from technology, to governance, strategy, and public policy. She is the founder of Connected by data, a Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow and an Affiliated Researcher at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy.
Jeni was CEO of the Open Data Institute, where she held leadership roles for nine years. There, she developed and directed the ODI’s approach to topics such as open data, data governance, data portability and data institutions, as well as leading research, development and advisory work in sectors ranging from health and climate to agriculture and engineering.
Tim has spent the last 20 years working at the intersection of technology, participation and governance as both a researcher and practitioner. From piloting digital tools bringing youth voice into local decisions, to developing data standards the enable community scrutiny of billions of dollars of public spending, or writing about the political dynamics of open data initiatives, his work has explored how shared social challenges need participatory, collaborative and collective responses.
Jonathan has worked in campaigning and comms for quite a while now. Most recently he was Head of Campaigns at Shelter and before that the Fairtrade Foundation. He has also worked for Save the Children, Comic Relief and Christian Aid in his time.
Karien studied business and emerging market economics at the University of Stellenbosch and the University of Cape Town. As a Director of the Shuttleworth Foundation, she works to increase equity in the philanthropic exchange. As an experienced practitioner, she partners with individuals who employ openness as a tool to advance systems change towards social justice.