Stephen Gates

Stephen is an experienced business technology leader with over 25 years of experience. He had worked in Financial Services, Insurance, Federal and State Government developing strategies and architectures that empower business through the innovative use of information technology. He holds a Bachelor of Science and Graduate Certificate in Spatial Science Technology.

Stephen is passionate about driving improvement in the quality of open data. He has contributed to the Open Definition, Open Data Handbook, GovHack Brisbane and established Australia’s Open Data Census.

Working with ODI HQ, Stephen has contributed to the development of the Open Data Pathway, an online tool to help assess the maturity of an organisation’s open data practice. Stephen is leading a group of experts from universities, government and AusGOAL to localise Open Data Certificates for Australia.