Iris Palma is a Salvadorian Economist and Master in Public Policies for the Social Development, Alumni Fellow of the Legislative Fellowship Program of the US Department of State.
Currently she is Executive Director of the Chamber of ICT in El Salvador. In addition, she is a teacher of Economics at a private university in San Salvador, has worked as consultant in e-government and open data for both the Organization of the American States and her own country's government, and as a regional consultant in competitiveness and innovation in Central America. As a writer, she has wrote some papers about Open Data, e-Government, Open Government and ICT and Competitiveness, among others topics.
She believes in open knowledge as foundation for a world where people can create and improve their social, economic and cultural opportunities through ICT and education. She is co-leading the Open Data Portal in El Salvador (www.datoselsalvador.org) as well as other tools for open knowledge, public services evaluation, apps repository and entrepreneurship.