Utilizing Open Data Commercially

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Utilizing Open Data Commercially

  1. 1. Utilizing Open Data Commercially 01.10.2010 Tapio Nurminen www.floapps.com
  2. 2. Flo Apps Ltd? consultancy and implementation of modern web technologies won Apps For Democracy Finland 2009 with 'Nomen est omen' (www. tietokannat.fi/lab/nomen.php) currently working on a Linked Data project for Danceinfo Finland
  3. 3. Agenda how will Open Data affect different business fields?
  4. 4. Residence, marketing, consumption Dwellings in Council Tax Bands F, G and H (maptube.org/map.aspx? s=DBHFGkkWRcsKExg2yGbAp8HAp0TAoRnd) ASBOrometer (www.asborometer.com) school performance can be tracked more closely (education.com) traffic optimisation may influence people's decisions on where to live helps target right geographical areas
  5. 5. Energy / Music / Health energy consumption (private and public) data online for re-use last.fm statistics (www.last.fm)
  6. 6. Media anyone can be(come) a journalist "Data Driven Journalism" (www.slideshare.net/jwyg/jonathan-gray- ejc) tip: tabular data should always be published online for re-use to bring more attention
  7. 7. Medicine sharing information helps find solutions more quickly (blog.okfn. org/2010/09/01/the-power-of-open-data/)
  8. 8. Society expenditure can be tracked (www.wheredoesmymoneygo.org) bund.offenerhaushalt.de UK: all new central g'ment contracts published in full from Jan 2011 (www.number10.gov.uk/news/statements-and- articles/2010/05/letter-to-government-departments-on-opening-up- data-51204)
  9. 9. IT new applications data expertise data aggregation + redistribution data visualization API's and Open Data enable smaller firms to succeed too
  10. 10. Some like it open distributing data and knowledge develops public trust into a company New York Times (data.nytimes.com/) Google (www.google.com/transparencyreport/) we could be the Big Brother together: www.topiikki. fi/debatti/nayta/476/Valvo%20minua,%20Isoveli/ Journalisti: "A-lehdet vaatii freelance-työntekijöitä salaamaan palkkionsa"
  11. 11. Want to hear more? we offer consultancy on Web 3.0 and how it might help your business nice summary: www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/7963311/10-ways- data-is-changing-how-we-live.html
  12. 12. Bottomline "it is the unexpected re-use of information which is the value added by the web" - Sir Tim Berners-Lee
  13. 13. Thank you! tapio.nurminen@floapps.com twitter.com/TapioNurminen

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