MarcGarrigaPhoto Marc Garriga

Marc Garriga has a degree in Computer Science Engineering and a degree in Marketing Techniques and Research.
During the past five years he has been focusing on Open Data projects. He promoted the Open Data service of the Barcelona City Council; moderated the online debate on how to manage data within the framework of the European Commission’s new digital agenda; and participated in the update of Spain’s largest Open Data service: Open Data Euskadi. He was one of the founders of Open Data Spain Community Group (aka “Grupo Z”), an association that gathers the main Spanish public administrations that have opened their data.
In mid-2012 he founded DesideDatum Data Company, focused on providing data management services, essentially in these main topics: Open Data, Open Government and Smart City. He is currently an  advisor in the EPSI Platform (a European Commission service for the dissemination and promotion of public information reuse in Europe) as well as in the development of Barcelona City Council’s smart city sensors platform (Sentilo initiative).
In addition, he is currently involved in the iCity Project, a European project with the aim to open (public) information systems to allow the development of services by third parties (basically SME). He is a founding member of the Public Innovation Network (XiP), the Data Catalonia Group, node of The Project (THP) and founding member of the first board of the Spanish chapter of the Open Knowledge Foundation Network (OKFN-Spain).

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