President of the Center for Open Data Enterprise, a Washington nonprofit that works to maximize the value of open data as a public resource.
Joel Gurin is President and Founder of the Center for Open Data Enterprise (www.OpenDataEnterprise.org), a Washington-based nonprofit that works to maximize the value of open data as a public resource. He is the author of "Open Data Now,"the first comprehensive book on this emerging field. Joel has served as Chair of the White House Task Force on Smart Disclosure and as Chief of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. For over a decade he was Editorial Director and then Executive Vice President of Consumer Reports, where he directed the development of ConsumerReports.org, the world’s largest paid-subscription information-based website. He gives frequent presentations about open data internationally and is a Senior Consultant on Open Data to the World Bank.