The Event

Open Up! will bring together entrepreneurs (civic and business), government and civil society to galvanise action and increase momentum in the fast-growing field of transparency and open government. This high-level event will show how web and mobile technologies can drive more engagement of citizens in government and showcase entrepreneurs’ innovations and experiences from around the world.

The day promises a dynamic programme, complete with thought leaders from multiple sectors across four continents. We look forward to seeing you on November 13th.

Due to limited space, Open Up! is an invitation-only event.  For more information, please contact and follow the event via this website and by following #openup12 on Twitter.

Your Hosts

Rt. Hon. Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for International Development will set out how the UK government supports the use of new technology to achieve open societies and economies, fight corruption and harness private sector entrepreneurship. These issues are at the core of the UK government’s approach to development and economic growth.

Stephen King is a partner at Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm established by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam. Omidyar Network invests in and helps scale innovative organizations to catalyse economic and social change. It plays a leading role in supporting technologies that give millions of people access to credible information about government actions and bringing social entrepreneurs together to build a global open government movement.

David Rowan, editor of WIRED magazine, will moderate the day featuring inspirational speakers from government, civil society and the private sector.