Press Release – OpenDataSoft, Exantium

OpenDataSoft announces partnership with Exantium

PARIS, France – April 22, 2014 – French OpenDataSoft and Dubai-based Exantium join forces to address Open Data and Smart Government projects in the UAE and the Arab region.

logo-exantiumEurope’s top Open Data software company, OpenDataSoft, has signed an agreement with Exantium, a leading UAE-based advisory firm focused on public sector transformation in the GCC and the Arab world. The two companies will work on Smart Government initiatives such as Open Data portals launches and Smart City solutions.

A few months ago, Exantium launched ODI Dubai, the local node of London-based Open Data Institute (ODI), has worked with government organizations in the GCC in Open Data and other related projects, and is now eager to move forward with OpenDataSoft on Open Data projects. OpenDataSoft is already the technology behind several Open Data portals (e.g. the City of Paris, the City of Brussels or the French National Railway Company) and wants to go hand in hand with Exantium for similar projects in the Arab region.

Ibrahim Elbadawi, Managing Director, Exantium, said “By combining our skills and expertise, we will provide government agencies with comprehensive solutions to help them address Smart Government initiatives.”

According to Jean-Marc Lazard, OpenDataSoft’s CEO, “This partnership will speed OpenDataSoft’s international growth especially on the fast-paced UAE market and will open up new opportunities for the company in the public sector in the Arab region.”

About Exantium

Exantium is a leading Dubai-based advisory firm focusing on the public sector transformation in the GCC and the Arab world driven by cutting-edge innovations, strategic digital transformation initiatives, and world-class informational policies. Its core services and capabilities cover areas such as Smart Government and eGovernment, Data and Information Policies, and Technologies and Digital Media.

More information on www.exantium.com

About OpenDataSoft

Founded in 2011, OpenDataSoft develops a turnkey SaaS platform designed for smart and easy transformation of all types of data into innovative services (APIs, data visualizations, real-time monitoring). Its mission: make it easier for business users to publish, share and reuse data. Headquartered in Paris, France, OpenDataSoft powers data sharing portals for customers such as the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, the Paris Region, the City of Brussels, the French National Railway Company, Veolia, m2ocity…

More information on OpenDataSoft’s website or on Twitter: @opendatasoft

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