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Open source and data opportunities

Video Summary

Exploring the impact of open source on data and coding communities, and discussing the challenges and opportunities it affords.


Hicham is the co-founder and CEO of Enigma, an open data technology company. In addition to managing the company's commercial efforts, Hicham contributes heavily to Enigma's platform product development as well as to the company’s R&D in architecture for semantic linking of data.

Prior to Enigma, Hicham was managing a private sustainable finance program in Africa at BMCE Bank in partnership with the World Bank Group. Hicham spearheaded project finance initiatives and created energy models for large-scale alternative energy projects in Africa . He also developed a rating system and software for environmental and social risk management across the bank's entire commercial loan portfolio. Hicham started his career at an energy fund in Dallas, Texas where he was responsible for hedging physical energy assets against modeled counterparts in the electronic markets.

Hicham holds a B.A. from Columbia University, where he studied Philosophy and Mathematics.

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