Inspirefest 2017

Emer Coleman

Chair, Open Data Governance Board Ireland

Emer Coleman was previously a digital director at Government Digital Service and also at City Hall London, where she established the London Datastore. She is an experienced digital leader with a background in the public and private sector.

Coleman is an expert in the field of open data and is currently chair of the Open Data Governance Board Ireland, advising the Government on its open data initiative. She is also a non-executive director at Transport API, a digital platform for transport.

She lives in Manchester, working as technology engagement lead for Co-op Digital, where she is helping to build The Federation, an open community of digital businesses and innovators, built on cooperative values, in the heart of the city.