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Marc Garriga graduated from the UPC with a degree in Computer Science Engineering; he also holds a degree in Marketing Techniques and Research from the UOC.
During the past five years he has been focusing on Open Data, and has participated in many initiatives regarding this topic. Among others, he promoted the Open Data service of the City Council of Barcelona; he moderated the online debate on how to manage data within the framework of the European Commission's new digital agenda; he participated in the update of Spain's largest Open Data service: Open Data Euskadi; he is one of the founders of Open Data Spain (Group Z), an association that gathers the main Spanish public administrations that have opened their data.
In mid-2012 he founded desideDatum Data Company, focused on providing data management services, essentially Open Data and Big Data (SmartCity).
Currently, he participates in the EPSI Platform (a European Commission service for the dissemination and promotion of public information reuse in Europe) as well as in the development of Barcelona City Council's smart city platform.
He is a pro public sector, pro transparency, pro open government and pro network society activist and a usual lecturer on these topics.
Founding member of the Public Innovation Network XiP, the Catalunya Dades group, node of The Project (THP) and founding member of the first board of the Spanish section of the Open Knowledge Foundation Network (OKFN-Spain).