Utilizing Open Data Commercially
Flo Apps Ltd?
consultancy and implementation of modern web technologies
won Apps For Democracy Finland 2009 with 'Nomen est omen' (www.
currently working on a Linked Data project for Danceinfo Finland
how will Open Data affect different business fields?
Residence, marketing, consumption
Dwellings in Council Tax Bands F, G and H (maptube.org/map.aspx?
school performance can be tracked more closely (education.com)
may influence people's decisions on where to live
helps target right geographical areas
Energy / Music / Health
energy consumption (private and public) data online for re-use
last.fm statistics (www.last.fm)
anyone can be(come) a journalist
"Data Driven Journalism" (www.slideshare.net/jwyg/jonathan-gray-
tip: tabular data should always be published online for re-use to bring
sharing information helps find solutions more quickly (blog.okfn.
expenditure can be tracked (www.wheredoesmymoneygo.org)
UK: all new central g'ment contracts published in full from Jan 2011
data aggregation + redistribution
API's and Open Data enable smaller firms to succeed too
Some like it open
distributing data and knowledge develops public trust into a company
New York Times (data.nytimes.com/)
we could be the Big Brother together: www.topiikki.
Journalisti: "A-lehdet vaatii freelance-työntekijöitä salaamaan
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nice summary: www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/7963311/10-ways-
"it is the unexpected re-use of information which is the value added by
the web" - Sir Tim Berners-Lee