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Oleg Petrov

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Open Data Program Coordinator

Oleg Petrov has been working on digital development and knowledge sharing at the World Bank since 1996. Currently, Oleg coordinates the Smart Nations program, Open Data program, ICT programs in Russia and Serbia, and knowledge sharing activities of the Bank's ICT Unit at the Transport and ICT Global Practice, including the High-level Experts, Leaders, and Practitioners (HELP) for Transformation, Open Data Innovations Network, co-facilitates Open Government Data working group and Digital Development Community.

He was the first team leader for Moldova Governance e-Transformation program, the pioneering World Bank funded project to support Open Data, mobile e-ID and cloud computing infrastructure. Oleg conceived the Global Development Gateway (1999), coordinated about 20 Country Gateway programs in Europe and Asia (1999-2001) and global knowledge portals on ICT4D and Afghanistan Reconstruction (2002-2003). He also worked with the EU Public Sector Institutional Reform project in Russia as senior international expert on e-government catalyzing multifunctional public service centers program and e-government strategy development. He was also involved in teaching e-government at Suffolk University. Oleg studied at the Plekhanov Russian Economics Academy, Moscow International University and Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University).