Daniel Dietrich was born 1973 in Frankfurt, Germany. His academic work surrounds political science, computer science and visual communication in Frankfurt and Berlin. He is a researcher at the Technical University Berlin, Department of Internet and Society. He is the chairman of the German chapter of the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF DE).

He is happy to volunteer as the Coordinator for the OKF Project Open Definition, as well as the Coordinator of the Working Group on Open Government Data and theWorking Group of Open Data in the EU.He is also the co-founder and CEO of the Open Data Network, a non-profit advocacy organisation to promote open government, open data, transparency and participation in Germany.