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Mark Boyd



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Founder of Platformable, a data business focused on how APIs create ecosystems and enable participation. European Commission-contracted expert leading the development of an API Framework for Governments. This has involved an extensive literature review, hosting workshops and conducting surveys to collate feedback from stakeholders, and interviews with key informants. The API Framework has now been validated and tested by government stakeholders. A series of maturity self-assessment checklists has been piloted by the Government for the Regione Lombardia. Due for publication in the first half of 2020. World Bank (CGAP) Short-term contractor analysing the use of APIs to enable financial inclusion. Have developed a range of resources to support Digital Financial Services providers adopt APIs, including co-development of the CGAP API Dashboard ( with John Musser. Writer/analyst focusing on how APIs, programmable business models, smart cities and civic tech can create a new economy where we are all co-creators in the value we receive. Background in public health and urban planning data systems, with a focus on addressing social determinants of health and addressing health inequalities.

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Director at Platformable