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Joel Gurin

Senior Consultant on Open Data

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Joel Gurin is a Senior Consultant on Open Data to the World Bank. He is President and Founder of the Center for Open Data Enterprise (, a Washington-based nonprofit that works to maximize the value of open data as a public resource. Before launching the Center in January 2015, he wrote the book Open Data Now and led the launch team for the GovLab’s Open Data 500 project and the Open Data Roundtables.

He previously 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, the world’s largest paid-subscription information-based website. He can be reached at or through his Twitter handle, @joelgurin.