Bastien Douglas – Founder, Director (Community)
M.A. Public Administration; B.Comm, Mgmt Info Systems
Bastien’s role with ODHK is to create a structure for the community to develop sustainability, form partnerships with other organisations and operationalize projects to achieve the goals of the organisation.
Bastien’s background combines public sector experience, research analysis and citizen engagement. For over 4 years as a public servant in the federal government of Canada in Ottawa, he analysed policy at the front lines of policy development and researched public management issues at the centre of the bureaucracy. In 2009, Bastien formed a community of innovative public servants to work across silos using collaborative tools and social media pushed projects to forward Open Data to raise capacity to share knowledge and better support the public. Bastien then worked in the NGO sector building knowledge capacity for the immigrant-serving sector, while supporting advocacy for improved services, information-sharing, access to resources and sharing of practices for service delivery.
Scott Edmunds – Director (Special projects)
PhD, Molecular Pathology; BSc, Biochemistry
With a research background and PhD in Molecular Pathology, as well experience in Open Access publishing, Scott works on reproducible research and scientific data publishing projects as the Executive Editor for GigaScience. Being involved in open science and crowdsourcing projects, and seeing first hand the benefits of releasing scientific data quicker, he is keen to promote, aid and share his expertise in this area. On the Executive Committee of ODHK, he runs the Open Science Working Group of Open Data Hong Kong, and is the Open Knowledge Open Science contact/ambassador for Hong Kong.