The uses of open data

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Presentation held by Mr. Andrew Stott
(UK Transparency Board, formerly Director, data.gov.uk & UK Deputy GCIO) within the final consultations held at Chisinau about the Open Government Partnership on March 12th 2012.

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The uses of open data

  1. 1. The Uses of Open DataAndrew StottUK Transparency Boardformerly Director, data.gov.uk& UK Deputy GCIO @dirdigengChisinau, Moldova [2a] andrew.stott@dirdigeng.com12 March 2012
  2. 2. Why Open Data? 2
  3. 3. UK Policy Drivers June 07 Feb 09 Mar 11New economic and social value Labour Coalition 3
  4. 4. UK Policy Drivers Mar 09 Jul 11 Improve public servicesNew economic and social value Labour Coalition 4
  5. 5. UK Policy Drivers Jun 09 May 10 Transparent & Accountable Government Improve public servicesNew economic and social value Labour Coalition 5
  6. 6. UK Policy Drivers Both political “sides” Transparent GovernmentTriple Objectives Improve public services New economic and social value Labour Coalition 6
  7. 7. Some Examples 7
  8. 8. New economic and social value 8
  9. 9. Cleansing and organising data Business Intelligence from item-level purchasing data 9
  10. 10. Information services to the public Weather, transport and public facilities among most downloaded Smartphone Apps 10
  11. 11. Data Mining  Prescription data  Patient outcome data  Longitudinal health records  Pupil-level education records 11
  12. 12. Operational efficiency/optimisationReal time info on road delays and roadworks allowslogistics efficiency 12
  13. 13. Financial Products  Weather Risk Management (US: $4bn annual contracts value)  Flood insurance on detailed topography and river records 13
  14. 14. Customer attraction and retention estate agents/ realtors Financial services builders and other local services Local house prices attract potential customers 14
  15. 15. Evidence for EU PSI review EU27 direct gains from completely open access to PSI could be ~ €40 Bn Direct market for PSI use less important than indirect benefits, spillovers and new uses. Overall economic impact could be ~€140 Bn Future innovations due to easier access add further economic and social benefits Costs and revenue foregone? ~ € 1 bnSource: Graham Vickery, Information Economics 15
  16. 16. Public Service data as a hub for civilengagement 16
  17. 17. Improving Public Services 17
  18. 18. Nation-wide Crime DataVision: CrimeArrestConvictionSentence 18
  19. 19. Crime Data to your mobile phone 19
  20. 20. Use data to compare and choose hospitalsPatient 12+ Weeksratings MRSA-freeBloodclots2 recentMRSA Good C-DiffLow recordMortality 20
  21. 21. Crowd-sourcing to improve official data 21
  22. 22. Government is a data user too 22
  23. 23. Transparent and Accountable Government 23
  24. 24. Transparent and Accountable Government 24
  25. 25. Transparent and Accountable Government 25
  26. 26. Pressure to justify and restrain costs 26
  27. 27. Transparency promoting sustainability 27
  28. 28. Public scrutiny of contracts 28 http://www.otvorenezmluvy.sk/
  29. 29. Data Journalism 29
  30. 30. Lessons learned 30
  31. 31. Top-level political support essential“Greater transparency “Public informationwill enable the public does not belong toto hold politicians and Government, itpublic bodies to belongs to theaccount” public.” 31
  32. 32. Strong civil society “demand-side” vital too 32
  33. 33. Passionate team important too! 33
  34. 34. Deliver incrementally 34
  35. 35. Ensure clear, common, licensing 35
  36. 36. Continuously engage with developersPhotos: @memespring, 36@MadLabUK, @paul_clarke
  37. 37. Open Government Data Re-Use Model Government Business/Civil Society Consumer Government should not do more than strictly necessary Improve Gov data Aggregation Processing, MarketingData Creation and editing and End Use and delivery Organisation packaging Specialist Specialist Specialist Specialist Services Services Services Services 37
  38. 38. Summary Open Data has Triple Objectives: Transparency + Public Services + Economics Varied, innovative business/social models “Push” and “Pull” of data Business and Civil Society engagement is essential ‒ Important to grow open data “ecosystem” Data flow can be both ways 38
  39. 39. Questions? 39
  40. 40. End 40

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