Anke Domscheit-Berg is an entrepreneur and a campaigner for both open government and better opportunities for women in leadership roles. She’s on the board of Government 2.0 and previously worked as Director of Government Relations & Innovation at Microsoft. She’s the founder of FemPower, an organisation that advises female executives on how to break the glass ceiling and Opengov, a body that advises governments and policy makers to develop and implement open government strategies, making them more transparent and participative.
Anke envisions a future in which government and civil society can collaborate, share data and work together towards common goals. In her talk, she takes us through some fantastic digital platforms which can help realise this mission; we’re shown graphic design projects that turn abstract public spending figures into disturbing visualisations as well as online mapping software developed by NASA.