Using data to uncover corruption in public procurement

  • Event: 2019 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Georg Neumann of Open Contracting Partnership; Giannina Segnini Picado of Columbia Journalism School
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Jun. 15 at 10:15am
  • Location: David Mitzner
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Learn how open data can help uncover fraud and corruption in public procurement, the world's largest marketplace.

This session is sponsored by the Knight Foundation. IRE retains control of content, including the topic and speaker selection, for all conference sessions.

Speaker Bios

  • Georg is passionate about transparency and data – and what holds the world together. He heads comms at the Open Contracting Partnership after leading the digital strategy of the IADB's innovation lab and managing digital comms at Transparency International. He has written on Latin America, innovation & corruption, and worked in Mexico and Morocco. He has a Masters in Strategic Economic and Social Communications from the University of Fine Arts in Berlin. @georg_neu 

  • Giannina Segnini is the director of the Data Journalism Degree at Columbia University in New York City. She also oversees the Cross-border Data Investigative Fellowship at the J-School, an initiative to investigate organized crime and corruption across borders using data. Segnini is an investigative journalist from Costa Rica, where she used to lead a team of reporters that triggered more than 50 criminal investigations after their revelations.

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