Gaurav Godhwani is co-founder and director at CivicDataLab - a research lab harnessing data, tech, design and social science to strengthen the course of civic engagements in India. He works to leverage the open-source movement to enable citizens in engaging better with public reforms. He works closely with several governments, nonprofits, think-tanks, media houses and universities to enable data-driven decision making at scale. He has been instrumental in starting initiatives like DataKind Bangalore & Open Budgets India. He is focused to grow FOSS-led open data innovations in sectors like Public Finance, Law & Justice, Urban Planning and more. When he is away from the keyboard, he enjoys spending his time travelling, teaching and doing photography.