Executives (June 2013 – June 2014)
Executive positions are renewed yearly by vote by the membership.
Bastien Douglas – Co-founder & Director (Community)
M.A. Public Administration; B.Comm, Mgmt Info Systems
Bastien’s role with ODHK is to create a structure for the community to develop sustainability, form partnerships with other organisations and operationalize projects to achieve the goals of the organisation.
Bastien’s background combines public sector experience, research analysis and citizen engagement. For over 4 years as a public servant in the federal government of Canada in Ottawa, he analysed policy at the front lines of policy development and researched public management issues at the centre of the bureaucracy. In 2009, a community of innovative public servants formed by Bastien to work across silos using collaborative tools and social media pushed projects for to forward Open Data to raise capacity to share knowledge and better support the public. Bastien then worked in the NGO sector building knowledge capacity for the immigrant-serving sector, while supporting advocacy for improved services, information-sharing, access to resources and sharing of practices for service delivery.
Mart van de Ven – Co-founder & Director (Projects)
M. Phil, Linguistics; MSc, Information & Knowledge Management
Mart Van de Ven founded Open Data Hong Kong to inspire and nurture a technosocial revolution in Hong Kong. He believes Open Data is a chance for citizens to be better served by government. Not only because it enables greater transparency and accountability, but because when governments open up their data it allows them to concentrate on their irreducible core enabling us as citizens. He is also Open Knowledge Foundation‘s ambassador to Hong Kong, a datadriven developer, and technology educator for General Assembly.
Mart’s role with ODHK is to develop strategies and projects to deliver value for and advocate on behalf ODHK membership for improved Open Data in Hong Kong.