Irina is a globally recognized expert on open data, data platforms and decentralised technology.
From 2011 to 2014, she led the CKAN open source open data platform project which powers the official national data portals of over 20 countries and numerous local and community installations. In this role she defined the product, strategy and brand whilst winning and delivering key contracts with the UK, US governments and European Commission. She was part of Open Knowledge’s senior management team as Commercial Director, leading all the commercial and technical consultancy work.
She has worked since as a freelance consultant for multiple organisations including the W3C and is the the founder of redecentralize.org — a project to promote and bring together people working on and interested in decentralised digital technologies.