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    1. 1. A Public Sector Body’s BusinessCase for Opening DataAndrew StottUK Transparency Boardformerly Director, data.gov.uk @dirdigengEPSIPlatform, Rotterdam andrew.stott@dirdigeng.com16 March 2012
    2. 2. Framework Business Case for Opening Data Increases accountability to our taxpayers/voters Helps businesses innovate, so the economy grows and makes the country/city richer Engages citizens in improving public services Improves our own efficiency Costs little or nothing We’ll work better with other public agencies 2
    3. 3. It’s a no brainer 3
    4. 4. A Public Sector Body’s BusinessCase for NOT Opening DataAndrew StottUK Transparency Boardformerly Director, data.gov.uk @dirdigengEPSIPlatform, Rotterdam andrew.stott@dirdigeng.com16 March 2012
    5. 5. The less we say the more people will trust us 5
    6. 6. In public services, producers know what’s best for consumers 6
    7. 7. [Citizens shouldshut up and begrateful they get anything] 7
    8. 8. It’s not our job tohelp business and civil societyinnovate and grow 8
    9. 9. We have the money, skills andtime to make all thewebsites and mobileapps citizens would ever need 9
    10. 10. Indeed our website has won prizes*! 10
    11. 11. Indeed our website has won prizes*!*in a competition with other government websites 11
    12. 12. We won’t share our data with other public agenciesunless they beg us for it privately 12
    13. 13. We won’t share our data with other public agenciesunless they beg us for it privately After all, we don’t need their data 13
    14. 14. So we have to release something?And it benefits business? So let’s charge for it 14
    15. 15. A Public Sector Body’s BusinessCase for Charging for DataAndrew StottUK Transparency Boardformerly Director, data.gov.uk @dirdigengEPSIPlatform, Rotterdam andrew.stott@dirdigeng.com16 March 2012
    16. 16. Making money is our agency’s prime mission. 16
    17. 17. Making money is our agency’s prime mission. The good of the country/cityand its people comes second. 17
    18. 18. (That’s why we joined the civil service rather than becoming bankers) 18
    19. 19. Intellectual Property Management is a higher priority to us than curing patients, teaching kids,catching criminals, keeping the streets clean 19
    20. 20. Much of the money wecollect will be lost in the costs of collecting it 20
    21. 21. Much of the money wecollect will be lost in the costs of collecting it But at least we’ll beproviding jobs to lawyers and accountants 21
    22. 22. If only a few people buy our data, we might lose money overall 22
    23. 23. If only a few people buy our data, we might lose money overall But we can always sacksome front line staff to pay for the lawyers 23
    24. 24. Eventually the Ministry of Finance will spot our “extraincome”, and subtract it from our central grant 24
    25. 25. Eventually the Ministry of Finance will spot our “extraincome”, and subtract it from our central grantWe’ll be no better off, but we will have more lawyers 25
    26. 26. We’re happy to charge otherpublic agencies for our data. 26
    27. 27. We’re happy to charge otherpublic agencies for our data. They would not dare to charge us for their data 27
    28. 28. There’s no evidence that Open Data leads to economic growth 28
    29. 29. the fact that all the economic studies areagainst us just shows that they are all wrong 29
    30. 30. and economists are all mad anyway 30
    31. 31. and economists are all mad anyway especially Rufus Pollock 31
    32. 32. Anyway, the benefit would go to our country/city 32
    33. 33. Anyway, the benefit would go to our country/cityOur business is not about helping them. 33
    34. 34. Anyway, the benefit would go to our country/cityOur business is not about helping them. Our business is about helping ourselves 34
    35. 35. Finally 35
    36. 36. These business cases are fictional 36
    37. 37. These business cases are fictionalNo real public agency would ever use them 37
    38. 38. 38

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