Adi is the founder of OpenUp, a civic technology laboratory that blends data and technology to drive social change. OpenUp has architected a number of high-profile platforms that use data to empower governments and citizens to make more effective decisions.
He is an advocate for open data, having contributed to the development of various policies and programmes on open data and data sharing. Adi has also won numerous awards for data and investigative journalism including the Global Shining Light award. He sits on the board of My Vote Counts, an organisation that campaigns for a South African political system that upholds and reflects the constitutional principles of transparency, inclusiveness and accountability.
Adi believes that data literacy is a fundamental building block for participatory democracy and works towards making data accessible to ordinary South Africans.