Why Open Data?

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Why Open Data?

  1. WHY OPEN DATA? Carl-Christian Buhr @ccbuhr http://bit.ly/cc_buhr
  2. All views are just mine...
  3. ...but you are welcome to agree
  4. Slides to be available at http://slidesha.re/blava_open_data ...and even to sharehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
  5. EU Commission Vice-President “open & direct”@NeelieKroesEUhttp://bit.ly/NeelieKroesEU
  6. WHAT is Open Data (ideally)? 1. always up-to-date 2. online3. usable format or API (machine-to-machine)
  7. Why do we care? Computers Internet Automation= Open Data (perhaps)
  8. Commissioner for theInformation and Communication Policy & Technologyhttp://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda
  9. So: WHY OPEN DATA? Better data ==> Better decisions
  10. Why should governments do Open Data?
  11. Data is already paidhttp://www.firstpost.com/economy/disclose-true-income-by-15-dec-or-face-action-govt-to-tax-evaders-551901.html
  12. Transparencyhttp://archrecord.construction.com/projects/portfolio/archives/0811kanagawa-1.asp
  13. Valuable economic raw materialhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/27117418@N07/2557960827/
  14. Isnt this just a gimmick?
  15. Think again GPS Geographical info Weather infoPublic transport info Traffic infoCompany registry info etc.
  16. Open Data Investment Cycle 1. Make data open, reliably 2. See new uses3. See new tools/services/jobs 4. Receive new taxesOverall EU potential economic gain: 140bn EUR/year
  17. HOW to do it? 1. Bake open data into IT 2. Avoid ad hoc decisions – make whole categories open3. Part of the officials job descriptions
  18. What if you have NO CLUE how your data could be useful?Stay calm & keep publishing ...it may even help you
  19. http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/mar/29/toilets-government-open-data
  20. YOU would never buy a toilet app?......who cares? It may still give others a job.
  21. Company Information: Same Logic Unlock value for yourself by making data open
  22. http://tmblr.co/Z-Ab5ydkNinu Doing a diet? Treating an Allergy? Tracking calories? Ingredients as OD
  23. Parts & Diagrams as OD Ever wanted somebody to explain those plans to you?http://bunkerlawgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/instruction-manual.jpg
  24. Medicine descriptions as ODGot just one question but no time to read everything?
  25. Interop as OD Can this software work with that software?http://www.bitsofnews.com/images/graphics/linux_windows.jpeg
  26. What does the EU do? 1. Make more data openLaw on Public Data Re-usehttp://open-data.europa.eu/
  27. What does the EU do? 2. Fund Open Data Research
  28. What does the EU do? 3. Update laws onpersonal data protectionfor digital & 21st century
  29. What can you do? Demand data!Utilities billsBank statements Offers Contracts etc.
  30. PlusReward data publishers & Avoid the others
  31. Government Data Science Data
  32. Questions? Contacts <web>http://bit.ly/{NeelieKroesEU, cc_buhr}</web> <twitter>@NeelieKroesEU, @ccbuhr</twitter> <facebook>http://on.fb.me/Neelie_Kroes</facebook>Slides to be available athttp://slidesha.re/blava_open_data http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/

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