David Cabo

co-founder and director Civio Foundation

David Cabo is the co-founder and director of the Civio Foundation, which promotes an engaged citizenry through transparency and data openness. Among Civio’s projects are dondevanmisimpuestos.es, a web for visualizing the annual budgets from Spanish public administrations, and - together with Access Info Europe - tuderechoasaber.es, an access to information site for Spain. His latest project is Quién Manda, a site displaying the relations and revolving doors between media, political and business spheres in Spain through annotated photos, journalistic articles and public data scraping. David also worked for Access Info Europe and mySociety in the launch of the european transparency site AsktheEU.org.

David has been one of the organizers of the biggest Open Data hackathon in Spain, Desafío AbreDatos; launched the transparency initiative #adoptaundiputado (Adopt an MP) to crowdsource the parsing of Spanish parliamentarians' financial disclosure reports; and has collaborated with investigative reporters in the extraction and analysis of public records (Looting the Seas, ICIJ).

With a M.Sc. in Software Engineering and B.Sc. in Psychology, before focusing on Open Data and transparency David had extensive technical experience as senior developer, consultant and software architect in projects at British Telecom, HM Revenues & Customs, Accenture, Ericsson or BBVA Global Markets.

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