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    • Open Data: Dreams to Reality Jeni Tennison Technical Director, Open Data Institute jeni@theodi.orgTuesday, 2 October 12
    • Econ omic Open + M AGIC! = G rowth Data open data dreams whats the magic?Tuesday, 2 October 12Theres a lot of hope for what open data might do for the economy and for society more generally. So much so that itborders on hype. Whats the magic that makes these dreams happen?
    • Open Data + MAGIC! Democra = tic Engagem ent open data dreams whats the magic?Tuesday, 2 October 12Theres a lot of hope for what open data might do for the economy and for society more generally. So much so that itborders on hype. Whats the magic that makes these dreams happen?
    • Pub lic Se ctor Open + AGIC! = ency M Effici Data open data dreams whats the magic?Tuesday, 2 October 12Theres a lot of hope for what open data might do for the economy and for society more generally. So much so that itborders on hype. Whats the magic that makes these dreams happen?
    • Open Data + MAGIC! Supreme = Awesom eness open data dreams whats the magic?Tuesday, 2 October 12Theres a lot of hope for what open data might do for the economy and for society more generally. So much so that itborders on hype. Whats the magic that makes these dreams happen?
    • photo by basheertome http://www.flickr.com/photos/basheertome/3086908057/ open data is a tool one we have to learn to wieldTuesday, 2 October 12The best open data projects use open data as a tool to effect change: get more people to cycle or stop governmentfrom having to pay for access to legislation.Just as a pen knife can be used to remove stones from horses hooves or to inflict serious injury, using open data canhave good and bad consequences.We should be trying to wield open data for specific, good purposes.
    • photo by pennuja http://www.flickr.com/photos/pennuja/5363518281/ a versatile tool we dont know all its capabilitiesTuesday, 2 October 12We are really near the beginning of the journey with open data.We dont know all the ways we might use it.Like the web, we cant predict all the changes that it will bring.So we have to use it for good purpose, but also be open to experimentation.
    • photo by tim_d http://www.flickr.com/photos/tim_d/2618605097/ Open Data Institute society, environment, economyTuesday, 2 October 12The Open Data Institute is a new organisation, part funded by government and part by private enterprise. Its led byTim Berners-Lee and Nigel Shadbolt. Pictured here is CEO Gavin Starks, known for his work on open environmentaldata within AMEE.Our broad aim is to collaborate with businesses, government and academia to maximise the social, environmentaland economic benefits of open data.
    • picture by perpetualplum http://www.flickr.com/photos/perpetualplum/3865517102/ meeting data owners goals making publication sustainableTuesday, 2 October 12We want to help data owners meet their goals through open data.Publishing open data can be complicated, especially if you want it to be easy to reuse.If it gives a data owner some benefit too, they will be motivated to do it well.We can help publishers work out whether open data might help with any of their problems, help with the technicalissues of publishing the data, and provide training in producing and using data.
    • photo by ~MVI~ (sleepless in bangkok) http://www.flickr.com/photos/bigberto/2767045155/ meeting data reusers goals profiting by adding valueTuesday, 2 October 12People can build amazing things with open data.They need to look good of course - we need to use visualisations in ways that help people make the rightconclusions.They also need to be built on solid foundations - on reliable data and statistically accurate analyses.And they need to be built responsibly so that they arent dangerous for anyone, taking into account data protection
    • http://theodi.orgTuesday, 2 October 12Visit our website for further details.If youre interested in working with us, please get in touch.