Juan Carlos Álvarez
National Open Data Platform of Colombia
Juan Carlos Álvarez will be presenting the development and operation of the national open data platform datos.gov.co, which was relaunched on 2016.
All the successful Apps that have been developed thanks to this portal will be presented as well. Among the latest one could find apps for health, agriculture, education, among others, all of them aiming and proving to improve citizens’ wellbeing.
Juan Carlos Alvarez graduated in Business and Administration from Universidad de La Sabana and obtained an MBA from Tecnológico de Monterrey with emphasis in Strategy and Entrepreneurship. He currently serves as Strategy Coordinator of Digital Government at the Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies, where the main focus is to improve citizens’ trust in the State through transparency, participation and collaboration. He has also worked as Strategic Advisor to the CEO of INNpulsa Colombia, a government entity focused on promoting entrepreneurship and innovation in Colombia. Juan Carlos also worked in the Incubator and Business Accelerator of Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico, supporting the consolidation and strengthening of technology-based entrepreneurships.