Underpinning innovation through geography 16062010

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Presentation from David Simoes-Brown, Strategy Partner at 100%Open, and Chris Parker, Ordnance Survey on open innovation with geographic data.

With Seminar summary outcome slide: "Do's and Dont's of opening up data.

Presented at Ordnance Survey hosted Science and Innovation 2010 Seminar: Underpinning innovation with geography launching this year's GeoVation Challenge - "How can Britain feed itself?"

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  • Underpinning innovation through geography 16062010

    1. 1. Underpinning Innovation through geography Chair: David Simoes-Brown, Strategy Partner for 100%Open, the collaborative innovation agency, recently spun out of NESTA Chris Parker, Ordnance Survey & GeoVation.org.uk John Sheridan, The National Archive and Data.gov.uk Huw Davies, Warwickshire County Council Sam Henderson, Agrarian Renaissance
    2. 2. Everything happens somewhere..that’s geography! Unprecedented challenges require global thinking and local action Collaborative engagement of public, private, civil society, communities and ourselves How do we do more with less and do it sustainably? How do we improve public service delivery? What services are provided by government & civil society? How do communities help themselves? How do we identify & collaboratively address communities’ needs
    3. 3. Open Innovation <ul><li>“ No matter who you are, most of the smartest people work for someone else” - Joy’s Law attributed to Sun Microsystems cofounder Bill Joy. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Why we’re better 100%Open is dedicated to open innovation.   Our know-how helps you co-innovate better, cheaper and faster. 21/06/10
    5. 5. What defines open innovation? Innovating with partners by sharing the risks and the rewards 21/06/10
    6. 6. <ul><li>Leadbeater – “We Think: Mass innovation, not mass production” </li></ul>Requirements for open innovation Core purpose to be achieved Contributions to the overall endeavour Value = New or improved processes, IP, products, services & business models People, ideas, skills, expertise, experiences Using contributions & connections Core Contribute Connect Collaborate Create
    7. 7. We have some of the tools….digital, networked, social…
    8. 8. Data.gov.uk John Sheridan, The National Archive and Data.gov.uk
    9. 9. Government is releasing the data
    10. 10. opendata.warwickshire.gov.uk Huw Davies, Warwickshire County Council (See separate slide set)
    11. 11. The Agrarian Renaissance: Why and how farming must change Sam Henderson, Agrarian Renaissance (See separate slide set)
    12. 12. The GeoVation Challenge: How can Britain feed itself? Chris Parker, GeoVation.org.uk
    13. 14. How the GeoVation Challenge Programme Works
    14. 15. Seminar Summary: The Do’s and Don’ts of Opening up Data David Simoes-Brown, Strategy Partner for 100%Open, the collaborative innovation agency, recently spun out of NESTA
    15. 16. Science & Innovation 2010 Ordnance Survey Seminar: Underpinning innovation with geography   Be brave – people may do things with the data that you don't like Create relationships between policy officials and developers Aim to reduce FOI workload Use open source software wherever possible Pass on learnings to other similar organisations (local authorities) Invent new business models e.g. farming as a service rather than as a producer of commodities Just release data and expect people to understand or create with it. Publication is not the same as communication Wait for FOI requests, put the data out first informally Avoid challenges to current income streams Be late in releasing data Rely on future technology to solve today’s problems Go straight for the finished article, use rapid prototyping Be put off by the tensions between confidentiality, data protection and publishing Wait for the big budget or formal process but start big things with small amounts now Expect people to interpret the data in the same way you do Be technology led, be business led instead Focus on part of a system (e.g. the GM crop solution) but an overarching concept (e.g. Agrarian Renaissance) Expect the community to entirely self-manage Restrict open data to the IT literate – create interdisciplinary partnerships Get caught in the false dichotomy that is commercial vs. social Do… Don’t… Set out to create commercial or social value with data Make sure data quality is high Leverage 21 st century ‘gardening’ - the willingness of the crowd Promote innovation using government data sets. Transparency is only a means to an end Enhance communication with the public e.g. Hack Warwickshire Incentivise developers Create a strong external community Get organised, create a movement around an issue The Dos and Don’ts of Opening up Data 100%Open Ltd. David Simoes-Brown 0207 193 7231
    16. 17. Contact for further information <ul><li>Chris Parker </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Customer Service Centre Phone: +44 (0)8456 05 05 05 </li></ul><ul><li>Fax: +44 (0)23 8079 2615 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: customerservices@ordnancesurvey.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Website: www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>OS OpenData: www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/opendata/ </li></ul><ul><li>OS OpenSpace: </li></ul><ul><li>www.openspace.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/osopenspace/ </li></ul><ul><li>GeoVation: www.geoVation.org.uk </li></ul>

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