Optimizing Open Data

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Getting data open is only part of the value proposition. This presentation speaks to the many considerations required to optimize the ROI on open data.

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Optimizing Open Data

  1. 1. Optimizing Open Data AMCTO Open Data Forum November 8, 2013. Jury Konga, Principal eGovFutures Group
  2. 2. Shameless Plugs Open Knowledge Foundation Canadian Open Data Institute http://okfn.org/ Title image from todaysengineer.com Jury Konga Open by Design TM http://opendatainstitute.ca/ Optimizing Open Data November 8, 2013. 2
  3. 3. Open Data Context - foundational to Open Government Open Data Adapted from design concept of Armiel Le Coz and Cyril Lage with permission via Creative Commons attribution license Jury Konga Open by Design TM Optimizing Open Data November 8, 2013. 3
  4. 4. Why Open Data Focus for this presentation Transparency – lots of info on this Jury Konga Open by Design TM Releasing Social & Commercial value Participation & Engagement Optimizing Open Data November 8, 2013. 4
  5. 5. Open Data - Delivering Social & Commercial Value • Some Key Requirements for achieving goals  Valued data – current, quality, reusable  Data management, maintenance & archive – full life cycle  Gov – Community engagement & collaboration  Community participation from all viewpoints – citizens, non-profit groups, academia, tech geeks …..  STANDARDS! Jury Konga Open by Design TM Optimizing Open Data November 8, 2013. 5
  6. 6. A Simple Lifecycle View Open Data - Why Lifecycle is Important Create Next Level – Linked Open Data W3C www.w3.org/2011/gld/wiki/GLD_Life_cycle Store/ Maintain Publish Use/ Jury Konga Open by Design TM Archive Retrieve Archive Optimizing Open Data November 8, 2013. 6
  7. 7. Open Data Value Chain - a simple view • Example Smart City Dataflow Urbiotica's Urban Operating System Data Data Mgmt Open Data Use/ReUse Open Data Consumer • Value chain … More open data, more economic & end user value http://meshcities.com/index.php/meshcities/comments/what_does_a_smart_city_look_like#.Ul0UwBCBxvA Jury Konga Open by Design TM Optimizing Open Data November 8, 2013. 7
  8. 8. Open Data - Why Standards are Important Everyday standards we use … Source: adaptelec.com 10/11/12 What’s the date? Jury Konga Open by Design TM Optimizing Open Data November 8, 2013. … but in the UK 8
  9. 9. Open Data Standards - Some current Examples Transportation General Transit Feed Specification (started 2005) https://developers.google.com/transit/gtfs/ Citizen Service Request Open 311 http://open311.org/ (started 2009) Partial example Common Open Data Formats: TXT, CSV, XML, KML, JSON (+ various proprietary formats) Jury Konga Open by Design TM Optimizing Open Data November 8, 2013. 9
  10. 10. Towards Open Data Standards - Municipal Data Reference Model • Municipalities collect, maintain & manage same data • Why not standardize to facilitate sharing, integration and … • Optimizing as open data for the community Jury Konga Open by Design TM Optimizing Open Data November 8, 2013. 10
  11. 11. Towards Open Data Standards - “Citadel on the Move” • Goal – common standards for government to release open data • Common standards benefit the application development community … and then the end users http://www.citadelonthemove.eu/ Jury Konga Open by Design TM Optimizing Open Data November 8, 2013. 11
  12. 12. … local to global Jury Konga Open by Design TM Towards Open Data Standards - LOTS happening! Optimizing Open Data November 8, 2013. 12
  13. 13. Optimizing Open Data - Innovation Ecosystem “The Best Thing to do With (Your) Data will be Thought of by Someone Else” Dr. Rufus Pollock, Co-Founder and Director of the Open Knowledge Foundation Jury Konga Open by Design TM Optimizing Open Data November 8, 2013. 13
  14. 14. Optimizing Open Data - Leverage tools • Collaboration & standardization • Seek out existing apps & software tools Jury Konga Open by Design TM Optimizing Open Data November 8, 2013. 14
  15. 15. Optimizing Open Data • Maintaining value of the data – currency and quality • Standards for effective re-use of the data • Analytics & visualization – appeals to broader audience • Data that contributes to solving real world problems • LISTEN to the COMMUNITY Jury Konga Open by Design TM Optimizing Open Data November 8, 2013. 15
  16. 16. Optimizing Open Data Opportunities to Explore Where we are Jury Konga Open by Design TM Optimizing Open Data November 8, 2013. 16
  17. 17. Thank you jkonga@sympatico.ca @jkonga www.slideshare.net/jurykonga

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