Powered by opendata           Building a pan-European         platform to aggregate public        procurement data and del...
How are we going to spend the next 7 m?   Talking Open Data                    pan­EU approach to  deliver information ser...
What is open data for?          Transparency Helps citizens to make    better decisions             Create added-value    ...
Companies powered by open data
What is Euroalert.net?                   is a private held company who providesvalue added information services related to...
10ders: Aggregating public contracts        Pan­European platform aggregating            public contracts in the EU       ...
10ders: Aggregating public contracts     The idea is simple...    The challenge is huge!         Technical         Legal  ...
Adding value to public procurement data                                                Deterministic                      ...
Automatic Publication: Widgets y WS Creating more useful websites to attract new users with customized contents which are ...
Alerts with contract opportunities and awards                           Wide range of criteria:                           ...
Data mining for Market intelligence          Product Reports      Is your distributor in France, Germany or the UKtaking a...
Some Clients working with Euroalert
Some 2010 figures: data managed  Over 425.000 documents  Over 400.000 M€ in public contracts  Nearly 500.000 contract awar...
Main challengesTechnical         Not unified data structures         Storing big data         Multiple languages         F...
Business model(s)Subsidized          CertificationSubscription        Traffic generationAdvertising         Differentiatio...
Our real challenge Unlocking the data      NOT the right       approach
Euroalert approach to unlocking data Formal request addressed to data holder Sometimes presentation of the objectives Lice...
“But..., data are already in our website”What do we need to re-use data forcommercial purpose?  Automatic processing (URIs...
Sir Tims 5-star ranking         Available on the web (open licence)         Machine-readable data         Non-proprietary ...
Linked Open Data ...   the red pill?
The take-away RAW Data is enough Not enough useful open data released Conflict resolution - ShowMeTheTenders.net Still exp...
License for these slides            Jose L. Marín de la Iglesia                http://twitter.com/jluismarin              ...
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  1. 1. Powered by opendata Building a pan-European platform to aggregate public procurement data and deliver commercial services for SMEs powered by open dataShare-PSI.eu Workshop Jose L. Marín de la IglesiaBrussels, 10 May 2011 http://twitter.com/jluismarin
  2. 2. How are we going to spend the next 7 m? Talking Open Data pan­EU approach to  deliver information services based on  government contracts dataHashtags: #daa11psi #opendata
  3. 3. What is open data for? Transparency Helps citizens to make better decisions Create added-value information products and services
  4. 4. Companies powered by open data
  5. 5. What is Euroalert.net? is a private held company who providesvalue added information services related to pan-EU matters: EU News EU Funding EU Law Public procurement data
  6. 6. 10ders: Aggregating public contracts Pan­European platform aggregating  public contracts in the EU 2155 B Euros (17% EU GDP) Users Journals and Official Gazettes Associations Procurement Platforms Authorities Buyer profiles SMEs Agencies Deliver innovative and cost­effective products  & services for SMEs, to help them to increase  competitiveness in EU public markets
  7. 7. 10ders: Aggregating public contracts The idea is simple... The challenge is huge! Technical Legal Cultural
  8. 8. Adding value to public procurement data Deterministic Official Machine-readable Sources Periodic gathers, understands, indexes, enriches API: opXML searches, filters, mashes-up ADDS VALUE Re-packages, Distributes, Publishes WEB WIDGETS PRODUCTSERVICES WINNER REPORTS GTW Users Associations SPARQL LISTS ALERTS CLOUD Pubic AuthoritiesENDPOINT SMEs Agencies
  9. 9. Automatic Publication: Widgets y WS Creating more useful websites to attract new users with customized contents which are updated automatically in a very cost-effective way Bringing information from official sources closer to users, so they can reach the relevant contents with less number of clicks Releasing resources from tracking official references, so they can be allocated to other tasks which involve higher value for their public
  10. 10. Alerts with contract opportunities and awards Wide range of criteria: different countries, more than 9000 different CPV product codes, keywords, types of announcement, etc. The best available tender search technology, combined with our expert advice
  11. 11. Data mining for Market intelligence Product Reports Is your distributor in France, Germany or the UKtaking advantage of procurement opportunities in those countries and bidding with your products or services?Which are the companies that win more contractsselling similar or complementary products in their localmarkets or in other countries?Which are the characteristics of the products andservices your competitors are offering in othercountries? Which one would be your best business partner to distribute your products abroad? Lists of contract winners
  12. 12. Some Clients working with Euroalert
  13. 13. Some 2010 figures: data managed Over 425.000 documents Over 400.000 M€ in public contracts Nearly 500.000 contract awards Over 9.000 legal pieces Over 40.000 contracting authorities Over 100.000 new awarded companies Operating database of 160 GB + 10 GB metadata Clients in 15 countries
  14. 14. Main challengesTechnical Not unified data structures Storing big data Multiple languages Fragmentation in thousands of sources Legal Licensing Business model(s) Inexpensive Conflict Resolution Cultural Open data awareness among Authorities
  15. 15. Business model(s)Subsidized CertificationSubscription Traffic generationAdvertising DifferentiationTransformation Apps Sale
  16. 16. Our real challenge Unlocking the data NOT the right approach
  17. 17. Euroalert approach to unlocking data Formal request addressed to data holder Sometimes presentation of the objectives License agreement signature (or complaint placement) Data re-use of new source within 10ders IS Upgrade and integration in all current services
  18. 18. “But..., data are already in our website”What do we need to re-use data forcommercial purpose? Automatic processing (URIs, API, WS, even email attach) Structured and documented data Updated according to reliable criteria Licensing for commercial exploitation Technical Requirements Machine readable – RAW DATA – Any format is OK “Throwing them over the wall” in PDF or HTML is not enough
  19. 19. Sir Tims 5-star ranking Available on the web (open licence) Machine-readable data Non-proprietary format Use open standards from W3C Linked to other peoples data
  20. 20. Linked Open Data ... the red pill?
  21. 21. The take-away RAW Data is enough Not enough useful open data released Conflict resolution - ShowMeTheTenders.net Still experimenting with business model(s) Standardization should to play a role
  22. 22. License for these slides Jose L. Marín de la Iglesia http://twitter.com/jluismarin aportamosvalor May 2011

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