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Where is the Gold in Open Data? - Ulrich Atz - ODI



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  • 1. Where is the Gold in Open Data? Bozen-Bolzano, September, 2013 · ulrich atz · @statshero
  • 2. Proposal.html
  • 3. Open data can help us address 
 the greatest challenges of our time
 and generate value for everyone.
  • 4. What is the ODI?
  • 5. 10 Startups
  • 6. 36 Members
  • 7. Stanza: Body 01000010011011110110010001111001   data as culture
  • 8. The first robust quality badge for open data
  • 9. Open Data Stories
  • 10. A collaboration with the World Bank
  • 11. 1. Economic value “Transparency Drives Prosperity” Open Government Partnership
  • 12. Prescribing Analytics Open Data found a £200m saving in the NHS budget.
  • 13. WHAT IS DATA?
  • 14. Data is the raw material of the information age.
  • 15. “Data is the New Oil” kenhodge13 (40132991@N07) on
  • 16. But data is not oil! •  data is a non-rival good •  marginal cost of distribution •  falling cost of analysis (“refinement”)
  • 17. More like gold than oil?
  • 18. A new gold rush
  • 19. 2. Social value “The Internet is changing the way we think.” Al Gore
  • 20. Open data supports collaborative ecosystem OpenStreetMap - Project Haiti
  • 21. L’Aquila, 06. April 2009, 5.9 Richter scale
  • 22. A triple tragedy 1.  People: 297 died 2.  Science: On 22 October 2012, six scientists and one ex-government official were convicted of multiple manslaughter. 3.  Society: Who will trust official earthquake warnings now? Alarmism?
  • 23. An open data response A flood of apps, which allow the user to directly access open data about tremors, earthquakes and related statistics.
  • 24. One app among other successful ones!
  • 25. Is it making people obsessive? What is relevant information? E.g., you won’t even feel the yellow dots.
  • 26. All open data are good, but some are better. Even with the superpowers of open data we cannot predict earthquakes – but we can influence buildings.
  • 27. Mario Fornasari at 2012 another earthquake in Emilia- Romagna – 5.9 Richter scale
  • 28. This time a different open data response
  • 29. Open ricostruzione – donations for rebuilding affected communities “There needs to be greater awareness of the vulnerability of the houses we live in and the buildings we work in and, where appropriate, they should be made safer.”
  • 30. 1,500,000,000 people live in earthquake zones.
  • 31. Groß and Clerc: Metrography
  • 32. 3. Environmental value “I got it wrong on climate change – it's far, far worse.” Nicholas Stern
  • 33. Ellie Harrison: Vending Machine
  • 34. Questions? Email: · Twitter: @statshero Thank you!