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  • 1. knowledge work, learning, social media Making #opendata work for the EU Public Sector Dublin, 22 November 2012@epsiplatform @ton_zylstra
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  • 5. “We will open up the public sector”
  • 6. 2012 EC, 2013 EU, 2014-2020
  • 7. economic impact
  • 8. Dutch Meteo: 100, 35MFinnish SME’s: 15%Spain: 5000, 350MEU: 140B
  • 9. Min BZK transparency
  • 10. Networked life, networked WIIFM?work, networked learning your psb here.. avoiding the compliance trap
  • 11. Costs too much; What’s the business case; Has commercial value; Possibleprivacy issues; Confidential info; It’s not ours, and we don’t know who owns it;It’s not ours and supplier won’t allow it; The quality isn’t very good; We don’tknow where it is; Not our job; It’s in a useless format anyway; I don’t have theauthority; People will misuse the data; People will use it wrongly; Only weunderstand our data; We’ll get sued; Files are just too big; Too little bandwith;It starts with this, but where’s the end? It’s there, but can’t be opened; Data isdated/too old; It’s not in digital format; Is this even legal?; Our Minister says no;We never have done this before, why start now?; I don’t see the use; Nobody will Networked life, networkedbe interested; No time; No resources; Just do FOIA requests; We’ll publish itredacted; It’s not complete; It contains errors; It’s commercially sensitive; work, networked learningCombining this with other data is dangerous; People will come to wrongconclusions; People will get lost and confused; It will trigger endless discussions;We can’t confirm or deny we have that data; We’ll get feedback, and can’t handlethat; Our IT supplier says it’s not possible; Our IT supplier will charge too much;Our site will crash; It’s already online! (but in unfindable PDFs); If peopledownload it and use it later it will be outdated; I can’t take responsibility for all thereuse; People will get angry; Our data is in contradiction to the data of thedepartment that is in charge of the topic; Only we truly understand.....statistics/meteo/geo/laws; We’ll disrupt the market; It will only be used to attack us. fig leaves for inaction
  • 12. real obstacles(
  • 13. new existingtech is not the key issue
  • 14. is not the key issue
  • 15. Networked life, networked <<1%work, networked learning cost is not the key issue
  • 16. making the transition is
  • 17. Networked life, networked WIIFM?work, networked learning your psb here.. making it relevant to your public task
  • 18. open data as policy instrument
  • 19. questions• What do we have?• How far from ‘open data’?• Motivating external partners?• Publishing as standard process?• Embedding it in contracts/procurement?• Opportunities for the city government?
  • 20. policy goalsParticipationGetting into the citySustainability (2020 energy neutral)Budget surplus in 2014‘Societal real estate’Increase self managementTourism, culture capital 2018
  • 21. issue value, efficiency, impact stakeholders open dataopen data as policy instrument
  • 22. e.g. maintenance
  • 23. e.g. road safety
  • 24. e.g. cultural heritage
  • 25. source: David Osimo collaborative-e-gov-services-get-better-more-people- use-themchanging government services
  • 26. Stockholm
  • 27. issue value, efficiency, impact stakeholders open databuild your triangles, hunt for examples
  • 28. tap into the abundance
  • 29. join us at
  • 30. knowledge work, learning, social media CreditsAll photos: Ton Zijlstra, by nc saExcept where mentioned on the photo.Slides: Ton Zijlstra, bySlides: ton@tonzijlstra.euSkype: ton_zylstra