Since 2012 Laura Meggiolaro has been responsible for the overall management, implementation and expansion of the Land Portal as its coordinator. Laura holds a master’s degree in communications science and a master’s degree in economics for development. She has been working in the land sector for 13 years, collaborating with UN agencies and civil society organizations, including the FAO, the International Land Coalition and ActionAid, specializing in information and knowledge management. Laura contributed to the process that has seen the Land Portal evolving from a project into an independent organization. She has contributed to create a hub for Linked Open Data and a clear example of innovation and open development in action supporting policy formulation and better decision making as well as transparency in the land sector.