the crazy, complex worldof corporate networks
...but much of it is invisible to us(citizens, journalists, NGOs, regulators,governments, SMEs, etc...)We live in a corpor...
But what is a company?
But what is a company?It’s no longer this
But what is a company?or thisIt’s no longer this
butthis
orthis
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamescridland/613445810And complexity is good ifyou want to avoid detection
“Out of 150large-scalecorruptioncases themajority usedcompanies tohide themoney trail”
“Out of 150large-scalecorruptioncases themajority usedcompanies tohide themoney trail”Because the corporate world isfertil...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/propagandatimes/5242113537Complexity and opacityalso provide incentivesfor bad behaviour
That’s why we startedOpenCorporatesGoal: An openly licensed database with anentry for every company in the world
To demolish informationsilos on companies
From 3 million to over 50 millioncompanies in just 2 years
URI is based on the companyregister ID, meaning it’s openand IP-free
URI is based on the companyregister ID, meaning it’s openand IP-free
URI is based on the companyregister ID, meaning it’s openand IP-freeAlso importing public data –trademarks, governmentspen...
All Openly Licensed,allowing free reuse,even commercially
... and the directors too
... and the directors toosimilarly namedother resourcesNow over 55 million officersFrom the UK to US to India
• Thousands of user-contributed data• Over 800 registered users of the API
Platform enables the outside world to comeup with cool insights/uses for your data
And now we’re tacklingcorporate structures...
And now we’re tacklingcorporate structures...Enabled by a grant from theAlfred P Sloan Foundation
...from dispersed publicsources + the crowd
...from dispersed publicsources + the crowd
...from dispersed publicsources + the crowd
...from dispersed publicsources + the crowd
...from dispersed publicsources + the crowd
findingnewinsights
...anderrorstoono suchcompany
What a modern financialcompany looks like(highly simplified &truncated views)
What a modern financialcompany looks like(highly simplified &truncated views)
What a modern financialcompany looks like(highly simplified &truncated views)
What a modern financialcompany looks like(highly simplified &truncated views)privateunlimitedcompany
Anotherexamplehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/fbouly/3568409530/sizes/l/
The company that wants toknow your network... everyfriend... every interactionhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffmcneill/5260...
This is what we got fromtheir SEC filings as dataFacebook, Inc
Facebook, IncThis is what we got fromtheir SEC filings as text
Facebook, Inc(and turned into data)This is what we got fromtheir SEC filings as text
Facebook, IncPinnacle Sweden ABVitesse LLCFacebook Operations LLCFacebook Ireland LimitedEdge Network Services LimitedAnda...
Facebook, IncFacebook Ireland LimitedEdge Network Services LimitedPinnacle Sweden ABVitesse LLCFacebook Operations LLCAnda...
Facebook, IncFacebook Ireland LimitedEdge Network Services LimitedPinnacle Sweden ABVitesse LLCFacebook Operations LLCAnda...
Facebook, IncFacebook Ireland LimitedEdge Network Services LimitedThen we started investigating
Facebook, IncFacebook Ireland Limited Edge Network Services LimitedThen we started investigating
Then we started investigatingFacebook, IncFacebook Ireland Limited Edge Network Services Limited
Then we started investigatingFacebook, IncFacebook Ireland Limited Edge Network Services LimitedFacebook Ireland HoldingsR...
Then we started investigatingFacebook, IncFacebook Ireland Limited Edge Network Services LimitedFacebook CaymanHoldings Un...
Then we started investigatingFacebook, IncFacebook Ireland Limited Edge Network Services LimitedFacebook CaymanHoldings Un...
So the question is, greatcompanies of the world:what have yougot to hide?http://www.flickr.com/photos/grumpychris/147840937...
Understanding corporate networks the open data way
Understanding corporate networks the open data way
Understanding corporate networks the open data way
Understanding corporate networks the open data way
Understanding corporate networks the open data way
Understanding corporate networks the open data way
Understanding corporate networks the open data way
Understanding corporate networks the open data way
Understanding corporate networks the open data way
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Chris Taggart, co-founder and CEO of OpenCorporates,at Personal Democracy Forum, Jun 2013, on corporate networks and hierarchies, including OpenCorporates' new features and examples using Facebook's corporate network

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  1. 1. the crazy, complex worldof corporate networks
  2. 2. ...but much of it is invisible to us(citizens, journalists, NGOs, regulators,governments, SMEs, etc...)We live in a corporateworld
  3. 3. But what is a company?
  4. 4. But what is a company?It’s no longer this
  5. 5. But what is a company?or thisIt’s no longer this
  6. 6. butthis
  7. 7. orthis
  8. 8. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamescridland/613445810And complexity is good ifyou want to avoid detection
  9. 9. “Out of 150large-scalecorruptioncases themajority usedcompanies tohide themoney trail”
  10. 10. “Out of 150large-scalecorruptioncases themajority usedcompanies tohide themoney trail”Because the corporate world isfertile ground for criminal activity
  11. 11. http://www.flickr.com/photos/propagandatimes/5242113537Complexity and opacityalso provide incentivesfor bad behaviour
  12. 12. That’s why we startedOpenCorporatesGoal: An openly licensed database with anentry for every company in the world
  13. 13. To demolish informationsilos on companies
  14. 14. From 3 million to over 50 millioncompanies in just 2 years
  15. 15. URI is based on the companyregister ID, meaning it’s openand IP-free
  16. 16. URI is based on the companyregister ID, meaning it’s openand IP-free
  17. 17. URI is based on the companyregister ID, meaning it’s openand IP-freeAlso importing public data –trademarks, governmentspending, official registers &gazette notices...
  18. 18. All Openly Licensed,allowing free reuse,even commercially
  19. 19. ... and the directors too
  20. 20. ... and the directors toosimilarly namedother resourcesNow over 55 million officersFrom the UK to US to India
  21. 21. • Thousands of user-contributed data• Over 800 registered users of the API
  22. 22. Platform enables the outside world to comeup with cool insights/uses for your data
  23. 23. And now we’re tacklingcorporate structures...
  24. 24. And now we’re tacklingcorporate structures...Enabled by a grant from theAlfred P Sloan Foundation
  25. 25. ...from dispersed publicsources + the crowd
  26. 26. ...from dispersed publicsources + the crowd
  27. 27. ...from dispersed publicsources + the crowd
  28. 28. ...from dispersed publicsources + the crowd
  29. 29. ...from dispersed publicsources + the crowd
  30. 30. findingnewinsights
  31. 31. ...anderrorstoono suchcompany
  32. 32. What a modern financialcompany looks like(highly simplified &truncated views)
  33. 33. What a modern financialcompany looks like(highly simplified &truncated views)
  34. 34. What a modern financialcompany looks like(highly simplified &truncated views)
  35. 35. What a modern financialcompany looks like(highly simplified &truncated views)privateunlimitedcompany
  36. 36. Anotherexamplehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/fbouly/3568409530/sizes/l/
  37. 37. The company that wants toknow your network... everyfriend... every interactionhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffmcneill/5260815552/sizes/l/
  38. 38. This is what we got fromtheir SEC filings as dataFacebook, Inc
  39. 39. Facebook, IncThis is what we got fromtheir SEC filings as text
  40. 40. Facebook, Inc(and turned into data)This is what we got fromtheir SEC filings as text
  41. 41. Facebook, IncPinnacle Sweden ABVitesse LLCFacebook Operations LLCFacebook Ireland LimitedEdge Network Services LimitedAndale Acquisition Corp(and turned into data)This is what we got fromtheir SEC filings as text
  42. 42. Facebook, IncFacebook Ireland LimitedEdge Network Services LimitedPinnacle Sweden ABVitesse LLCFacebook Operations LLCAndale Acquisition CorpThen we started investigating
  43. 43. Facebook, IncFacebook Ireland LimitedEdge Network Services LimitedPinnacle Sweden ABVitesse LLCFacebook Operations LLCAndale Acquisition CorpThen we started investigating
  44. 44. Facebook, IncFacebook Ireland LimitedEdge Network Services LimitedThen we started investigating
  45. 45. Facebook, IncFacebook Ireland Limited Edge Network Services LimitedThen we started investigating
  46. 46. Then we started investigatingFacebook, IncFacebook Ireland Limited Edge Network Services Limited
  47. 47. Then we started investigatingFacebook, IncFacebook Ireland Limited Edge Network Services LimitedFacebook Ireland HoldingsRandomus Investments Limited
  48. 48. Then we started investigatingFacebook, IncFacebook Ireland Limited Edge Network Services LimitedFacebook CaymanHoldings Unlimited IVFacebook Ireland HoldingsRandomus Investments LimitedFacebook InternationalHoldings II Ltd
  49. 49. Then we started investigatingFacebook, IncFacebook Ireland Limited Edge Network Services LimitedFacebook CaymanHoldings Unlimited IVFacebook CaymanHoldings Unlimited IIFacebook CaymanHoldings Unlimited lllFacebook Ireland HoldingsRandomus Investments LimitedFacebook InternationalHoldings II LtdFacebook InternationalHoldings I LtdFacebook CaymanHoldings Unlimited I
  50. 50. So the question is, greatcompanies of the world:what have yougot to hide?http://www.flickr.com/photos/grumpychris/147840937/sizes/l/

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