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Why Open Data?



Presentation at the Network conference (http://network.fair-play.sk/), Bratislava, 17 March 2013.

Presentation at the Network conference (http://network.fair-play.sk/), Bratislava, 17 March 2013.



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  • WHY OPEN DATA? Carl-Christian Buhr @ccbuhr http://bit.ly/cc_buhr
  • All views are just mine...
  • ...but you are welcome to agree
  • Slides to be available at http://slidesha.re/blava_open_data ...and even to sharehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
  • EU Commission Vice-President “open & direct”@NeelieKroesEUhttp://bit.ly/NeelieKroesEU
  • WHAT is Open Data (ideally)? 1. always up-to-date 2. online3. usable format or API (machine-to-machine)
  • Why do we care? Computers Internet Automation= Open Data (perhaps)
  • Commissioner for theInformation and Communication Policy & Technologyhttp://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda
  • So: WHY OPEN DATA? Better data ==> Better decisions
  • Why should governments do Open Data?
  • Data is already paidhttp://www.firstpost.com/economy/disclose-true-income-by-15-dec-or-face-action-govt-to-tax-evaders-551901.html
  • Transparencyhttp://archrecord.construction.com/projects/portfolio/archives/0811kanagawa-1.asp
  • Valuable economic raw materialhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/27117418@N07/2557960827/
  • Isnt this just a gimmick?
  • Think again GPS Geographical info Weather infoPublic transport info Traffic infoCompany registry info etc.
  • 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
  • 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
  • What if you have NO CLUE how your data could be useful?Stay calm & keep publishing ...it may even help you
  • http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/mar/29/toilets-government-open-data
  • YOU would never buy a toilet app?......who cares? It may still give others a job.
  • Company Information: Same Logic Unlock value for yourself by making data open
  • http://tmblr.co/Z-Ab5ydkNinu Doing a diet? Treating an Allergy? Tracking calories? Ingredients as OD
  • Parts & Diagrams as OD Ever wanted somebody to explain those plans to you?http://bunkerlawgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/instruction-manual.jpg
  • Medicine descriptions as ODGot just one question but no time to read everything?
  • Interop as OD Can this software work with that software?http://www.bitsofnews.com/images/graphics/linux_windows.jpeg
  • What does the EU do? 1. Make more data openLaw on Public Data Re-usehttp://open-data.europa.eu/
  • What does the EU do? 2. Fund Open Data Research
  • What does the EU do? 3. Update laws onpersonal data protectionfor digital & 21st century
  • What can you do? Demand data!Utilities billsBank statements Offers Contracts etc.
  • PlusReward data publishers & Avoid the others
  • Government Data Science Data
  • 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/