“Living in an unevenly distributed future-present”
What’s the value proposition for open data?
By Alexander Howard
[@digip...
“Data is the next Intel Inside
-Tim O’Reilly
Data powers Web 2.0
Big data is a secret sauce
• The reason Google offered free 411 service
was to get phoneme data for speech
recognition alg...
Gov 2.0: the power of platforms
• NOAA and GPS data
• NHIN Direct: an open system
for interchange of patient
records betwe...
How do you measure success?
Cost reduction: FOIA and FOI requests
Job Creation
Internal Efficiencies “Employees whose
jobs required
them to search
agency databases
estimate they
lose an hour of
work ev...
Better
data-
driven
decisions
Provisioning Database Journalism
The future is mobile.
In 2010, 82% of
Americans have a
cellphone.
60% of American
adults go online
wirelessly.
Source: Pew...
Smarter commuting through data
Image Credit: Real Time Rome from Senseable.MIT.edu
Snowmageddon
The CrimeReports.com citizen tips network
has led to more than 122,000 arrests and
more than 45,000 fugitives caught.
HHS Community Health Data
Digital tools for open government
NY Senate on iTunes
Better apps to audit data
Platforms for citizens to self-organize
Image Credit: ITO World
More information
• What is the value of open government data?
(Govloop)
• What is data science? (O’Reilly Radar)
• Me: ale...
Value proposition of open government data
Value proposition of open government data
Value proposition of open government data
Value proposition of open government data
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  1. 1. “Living in an unevenly distributed future-present” What’s the value proposition for open data? By Alexander Howard [@digiphile]
  2. 2. “Data is the next Intel Inside -Tim O’Reilly
  3. 3. Data powers Web 2.0
  4. 4. Big data is a secret sauce • The reason Google offered free 411 service was to get phoneme data for speech recognition algorithms • Amazon, LinkedIn and Facebook use pattern recognition and relationship analysis to drive growth and connections
  5. 5. Gov 2.0: the power of platforms • NOAA and GPS data • NHIN Direct: an open system for interchange of patient records between physicians (and ultimately patients) • FCC.gov/developer – beginning to reboot one of the worst agencies website
  6. 6. How do you measure success?
  7. 7. Cost reduction: FOIA and FOI requests
  8. 8. Job Creation
  9. 9. Internal Efficiencies “Employees whose jobs required them to search agency databases estimate they lose an hour of work every day due to inefficiencies in the systems” -OhMyGov
  10. 10. Better data- driven decisions
  11. 11. Provisioning Database Journalism
  12. 12. The future is mobile. In 2010, 82% of Americans have a cellphone. 60% of American adults go online wirelessly. Source: Pew Internet
  13. 13. Smarter commuting through data Image Credit: Real Time Rome from Senseable.MIT.edu
  14. 14. Snowmageddon
  15. 15. The CrimeReports.com citizen tips network has led to more than 122,000 arrests and more than 45,000 fugitives caught.
  16. 16. HHS Community Health Data
  17. 17. Digital tools for open government NY Senate on iTunes
  18. 18. Better apps to audit data
  19. 19. Platforms for citizens to self-organize Image Credit: ITO World
  20. 20. More information • What is the value of open government data? (Govloop) • What is data science? (O’Reilly Radar) • Me: alex@oreilly.com

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