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Orsola De Marco

Head of Innovation Programmes at the Open Data Institute
Orsola is the Head of Innovation Programmes at the Open Data Institute, where she leads innovation programmes working across the private and public sector to help businesses to gain value through data. Having gained extensive experience working with startups through open innovation programmes she led, she now advises and mentors early stage businesses on their value proposition, product development and business models. Orsola is a regular speaker at external events about innovation, digital transformation, data-driven business models, growing women’s leadership in tech and beyond, as well as being part of judging panels for startup competitions and awards. Prior to her role at the Open Data Institute, she spent a number of years in the private sector, working with companies in retail and built environment, won a social enterprise award from UnLtd and co-founded a platform that promotes civic engagement and collaborative urbanism. A passionate problem-solver, Orsola believes in using data and technologies to drive innovation and build great products that help solve real challenges.