g overnment  o pen
david eaves citizen blogger fellow
g overnment: t he carrot t h e stick o pen  (plus s pecial bonus over time carrot, if time)
t he carrot: g overnment as  platform
city governments already crowdsource problems
… and have for 25 years
911
police/ambulance/fire
police/ambulance/fire citizens
police/ambulance/fire citizens
o pen data creates a   long tail of public policy
city of toronto’s knowledge/capacity
everybody else
me an academic you your  mom your neighbour
me an academic you your  mom your neighbour
the  three laws  open data:   1. If it can’t be  spidered or indexed , it doesn’t exist 2. If it isn’t in  open and machin...
 
 
 
 
<ul><li>the biggest benefactor of a transparent government is… </li></ul><ul><li>government </li></ul>
t he stick:
NOBODY  TRUSTS YOU
try not to take it personally (they don’t trust anyone…  not even their doctors)
objectivity = credibility
objectivity = credibility
“ we want to see the discussion” -David Weinberger
v s
v s v s
objectivity  ≠  credibility
transparency = credibility
v s v s ?
w elcome to the era of open
 
www.eaves.ca  This work is copyrighted using Creative Commons Attribution 2.5  Please re-mix for your city
sudden death o vertime (bonus carrot)
<ul><li>strengthens the </li></ul><ul><li>economy </li></ul>
<ul><li>“ When attractive profits disappear at one stage in the value chain because a product becomes modular and commodit...
<ul><li>to stimulate our economy and our political process </li></ul><ul><li>we need to  modularize  data </li></ul>
 
 
<ul><li>healthier citizens </li></ul><ul><li>faster commutes </li></ul><ul><li>more efficient workplaces </li></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>data is the  plankton  of the next economy </li></ul>
<ul><li>data is the  plankton  of the next economy </li></ul><ul><li>and cities are its  seas </li></ul>
 
map as platform
data as platform
<ul><li>REAL  stimulus </li></ul>
our governments are cash poor
our governments are cash poor but… data  rich
public data  is  not open data  (or modularized) until…
the  three laws  open data:   1. If it can’t be  spidered or indexed , it doesn’t exist 2. If it isn’t in  open and machin...
www.eaves.ca  This work is copyrighted using Creative Commons Attribution 2.5  Please re-mix for your city
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  1. 1. g overnment o pen
  2. 2. david eaves citizen blogger fellow
  3. 3. g overnment: t he carrot t h e stick o pen (plus s pecial bonus over time carrot, if time)
  4. 4. t he carrot: g overnment as platform
  5. 5. city governments already crowdsource problems
  6. 6. … and have for 25 years
  7. 7. 911
  8. 8. police/ambulance/fire
  9. 9. police/ambulance/fire citizens
  10. 10. police/ambulance/fire citizens
  11. 11. o pen data creates a long tail of public policy
  12. 12. city of toronto’s knowledge/capacity
  13. 13. everybody else
  14. 14. me an academic you your mom your neighbour
  15. 15. me an academic you your mom your neighbour
  16. 16. the three laws open data:   1. If it can’t be spidered or indexed , it doesn’t exist 2. If it isn’t in open and machine readable formats, it can’t engage 3. If there isn’t a legal framework that allows it to be repurposed, it doesn’t empower
  17. 21. <ul><li>the biggest benefactor of a transparent government is… </li></ul><ul><li>government </li></ul>
  18. 22. t he stick:
  19. 23. NOBODY TRUSTS YOU
  20. 24. try not to take it personally (they don’t trust anyone… not even their doctors)
  21. 25. objectivity = credibility
  22. 26. objectivity = credibility
  23. 27. “ we want to see the discussion” -David Weinberger
  24. 28. v s
  25. 29. v s v s
  26. 30. objectivity ≠ credibility
  27. 31. transparency = credibility
  28. 32. v s v s ?
  29. 33. w elcome to the era of open
  30. 35. www.eaves.ca This work is copyrighted using Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Please re-mix for your city
  31. 36. sudden death o vertime (bonus carrot)
  32. 37. <ul><li>strengthens the </li></ul><ul><li>economy </li></ul>
  33. 38. <ul><li>“ When attractive profits disappear at one stage in the value chain because a product becomes modular and commoditized, the opportunity to earn attractive profits with proprietary products will usually emerge at an adjacent stage.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Clayton Christensen, Harvard Business Review, Feb 2004 </li></ul>
  34. 39. <ul><li>to stimulate our economy and our political process </li></ul><ul><li>we need to modularize data </li></ul>
  35. 42. <ul><li>healthier citizens </li></ul><ul><li>faster commutes </li></ul><ul><li>more efficient workplaces </li></ul><ul><li>happier customers </li></ul>
  36. 43. <ul><li>data is the plankton of the next economy </li></ul>
  37. 44. <ul><li>data is the plankton of the next economy </li></ul><ul><li>and cities are its seas </li></ul>
  38. 46. map as platform
  39. 47. data as platform
  40. 48. <ul><li>REAL stimulus </li></ul>
  41. 49. our governments are cash poor
  42. 50. our governments are cash poor but… data rich
  43. 51. public data is not open data (or modularized) until…
  44. 52. the three laws open data:   1. If it can’t be spidered or indexed , it doesn’t exist 2. If it isn’t in open and machine readable formats, it can’t engage 3. If there isn’t a legal framework that allows it to be repurposed, it doesn’t empower
  45. 53. www.eaves.ca This work is copyrighted using Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Please re-mix for your city

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