Richard Gevers

Richard is the founder of Open Data Durban, a civic technology lab with a focus on the development of open data for application to urban challenges within the city of Durban, South Africa. He is also the CEO and co-founder of Tenji, a data science startup with a focus on building data products and tools that aid socio-economic development and planning. Prior to founding Open Data Durban, Richard worked as an economist in Durban for eight years where he interacted with both private clients and all tiers of South African government on a range of projects in various sectors. He is an entrepreneur with a dedication to the advancement of African communities through dynamic solutions and tools, hoping to empower socio-economic development and to affect social change.