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Lecturer in Public Policy
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Assistant: Tamara Tiska
617-495-8021

David Eaves is a public policy entrepreneur and expert in information technology and government.

In 2009, as an adviser to the Office of the Mayor of Vancouver, David proposed and helped draft the Open Motion which created one of the first open data portals in Canada and the world. He subsequently advised the Canadian government on its open data strategy where his parliamentary committee testimony laid out the core policy structure that has guided multiple governments approach to the issue. He has gone on to work with numerous local, state, and national governments advising on technology and policy issues, including sitting on Ontario's Open Government Engagement Team in 2014–2015.

In addition to working with government officials, David served as the first Director of Education for Code for America — training each cohort of fellows for their work with cities. David has also worked with 18F and the Presidential Innovation Fellows at the White House providing training and support.

With a background in negotiation, David also advises non-profits and advocacy groups on critical negotiations. He developed and helped implement collaborative strategies for open source communities such as Drupal and Mozilla. He served as a negotiation adviser to a coalition of Canadian environmental government organizations during two years of negotiations with the Forestry Products Association of Canada (FPAC) which helped cement the ground-breaking Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement. David subsequently served as a mediator and facilitator on critical implementation committees for the agreement.

In 2018, he was named one of 20 most influential on Apolitical’s "World’s 100 Most Influential People in Digital Government."

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davideaves/

Twitter: @daeaves

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Outside Professional Activities For David Eaves

Organization Relationship
City of Fredricton Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation
Department of Homeland Security Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation
Government of Singapore Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation
Office of Management and Budget Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation
Routeware Consulting

Contact

Assistant: Tamara Tiska

Expertise

Cities & Communities
Science, Technology & Data
Decision Making & Negotiation

Mailing Address

Harvard Kennedy School
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138