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Slides from my presentation on Open Government at the Toronto Innovation Showcase, Nov 2, 2009.

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  • 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 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
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    • the biggest benefactor of a transparent government is…
    • government
  • 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
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  • 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)
    • strengthens the
    • economy
    • “ 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.”
    • - Clayton Christensen, Harvard Business Review, Feb 2004
    • to stimulate our economy and our political process
    • we need to modularize data
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    • healthier citizens
    • faster commutes
    • more efficient workplaces
    • happier customers
    • data is the plankton of the next economy
    • data is the plankton of the next economy
    • and cities are its seas
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  • map as platform
  • data as platform
    • REAL stimulus
  • 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 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
  • www.eaves.ca This work is copyrighted using Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Please re-mix for your city