Ian Makgill - Founder, openopps.com and spendnetwork.com

Ian has worked in public procurement for over 20 years and has been running his own businesses for over 12 years. He has now founded https://openopps.com, the world’s first database of open, public sector tenders.

Ian also runs www.spendnetwork.com, a service analysing UK government spending data. Prior to his career as an entrepreneur, Ian worked as a Management Consultant with a focus on government procurement.

Ian has written and presented on the use of data to improve public procurement, he has a particular interest in using open data to combat fraud in public purchasing. Ian sat on the Cabinet Office’s Open Data User Group.