ODI Leeds is a pioneering node of the Open Data Institute.

Founded in 2013, the non-profit explores and encourages the people of Leeds and beyond to engage and innovate with open data.

Founder Paul Connell is also CEO at Data City Innovations, a platform and data asset that measures the economic structures of cities, the impact of investment and changes in real time. It has mapped the Leeds digital sector, the IoT UK nation database and the UK tech innovation index.

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