A Colombian minister begins by welcoming us to Colombia, highlighting their ambitious #vivedigital (living digital) plan.
She notes that the government here has emphasised open data. They are the top country in the open data index. They have a portal, www.datos.gov.co, which has a large number of datasets from over 500 public entities. Apps are in development to help life become easier for citizens.
A few examples of where open data has been effective:
Agrotón: app developers working with the agricultural sector.
Apps for peace: supporting demobilisation and reconciliation.
Colombia appsessicble: helping those with physical disabilities to participate in daily life, like viewing films.