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Presentation by Jeanne Holm for KM Latin America 2012 on and Using Open Data to Drive Innovation

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  • Most popular types of datasets: geography and environment, health and nutrition, and national security and veterans affairs
  • Uses asthma patients aggregated GPS notations to create hot spots in communities where there are asthma issuesChanges individual behaviorFrom 65% daily incidence to 25% daily incidence of inhaler uses over a six month study


  • 1. Driving Innovation with Open Data and Interoperability Jeanne Holm Evangelist, October 24, 2012
  • 2. Creating a Data Ecosystem1. Gather data – from many places and give it freely to developers, scientists, and citizens2. Connect the community – in finding solutions to allow collaboration through social media, events, and platforms3. Provide an infrastructure – built on standards and interoperability4. Encourage technology developers – to create apps, maps, and visualizations of “A Strategy for American data that empower people’s choices Innovation” published September 20095. Gather more data – and connect more people KM Latin America 2012 2
  • 3. • Provides instant access to ~400,000 datasets in easy to use formats • Contributions from UN, World Bank, and 180 agencies • Encourage development of innovative applications • Drive innovation and knowledge use across the globeKM Latin America 2012 3
  • 4. Easy to Find DataKM Latin America 2012 4
  • 5. Open Communities Community Developers ✓ Open Data ✓ Semantic Web ✓ Health ✓ Law ✓ Energy ✓ Education ✓ Ocean ✓ Safety ✓ Manufacturing ✓ Business ✓ Ethics ✓ Cities ✓ Sustainable Supply Chain ✓ + many more…KM Latin America 2012 5
  • 6. Creating Community• Communities are public-facing spaces that present data, information, and subject matter knowledge about a single topic from many organizations in one place – The topics for communities can be chosen based on priorities from the public, departments based on their mission, or issues of national importance KM Latin America 2012 6
  • 7. Energy Drives Innovation• connects innovators, industry, academia, and government at federal, state, and local levels KM Latin America 2012 7
  • 8. Challenges Spark Ideas• works with groups and challenges across the nation to innovate around federal data KM Latin America 2012 8
  • 9. Data Drives Decisions• Apps transform data in understandable ways to help people make decisions KM Latin America 2012 9
  • 10. Green Button • 21 million American households can download their home or business energy use data from their local utility • Then use apps to manage their energy use to save money and go greenKM Latin America 2012 10
  • 11. Publicizing Data to Innovators• Challenges and code‐a-thons• Many innovator “meetups” and conferences• Annual health data-paloozas• Over 139 applications• 50 new businesses• Thousands of lives improved each day• 1700 attendees at the Health Data Palooza in 2012 KM Latin America 2012 11
  • 12. Creating Apps That Improve Lives: Asthmapolis KM Latin America 2012 12
  • 13. Creating Apps That Save Lives: iTriage and Hospital CompareKM Latin America 2012 13
  • 14. Powered Through Advanced Technologies • Provides developers tools and raw data formats to develop new capabilities • Partnership with – W3C: eGov Interest Group + activities, standards, and recommendations – RPI for research in semantic web and open linked data • Data hosted in the cloud • Open source platform • Builds on ontologies developed in specific areasKM Latin America 2012 14
  • 15. The Power of VisualizationsKM Latin America 2012 15
  • 16. Capabilities• Present • Future – Dataset Management – OGPL • Workflow engine and • Open source platform metadata editor built on Drupal + • Extended Dublin Core – API key registry – Search • API key authorization • Keyword and filtering by basic • Templates and standards metadata facets • Application statistics • 6.7 billion triples – Enhanced search – Geo • Federated catalogs • Search, harvesting, and map across agencies, cities, visualizations via regions, and topics – – • Federated ontologies • Vocabulary and schema • URIs for all data engine for linked data – Standards driven • URIs for all health data • ADMS-based metadata KM Latin America 2012 16
  • 17. US Open Government Action Plan • On 20 September 2011, President Obama announced at the UN General Assembly… – Contribute as a platform (India and the U.S.) – Foster communities on • Health, energy, and law plus new communities in education, research and development, and public safety KM Latin America 2012 17
  • 18. Open Government Platform (OGPL) • Open source co-developed by Governments of India and US • is migrating to OGPL in 2012 • Coordinating with open data providers, platforms, and communities like W3C, World Bank, CKAN, and open source developers worldwide • Public commits and tracker on Github • Public mailing list for discussion • Join the community! – – KM Latin America 2012 18
  • 19. US Open Data at Cities, Counties, and States KM Latin America 2012 19
  • 20. A Global Movement HasBegun to ProvideTransparency and Democratization of Data Don’t see your site? Update via @usdatagov KM Latin America 2012 20
  • 21. The Path Ahead• Bring data up and out of government to the public ★• Make data accessible and linked ★★★★★• Create communities to understand and apply data• Connect and collaborate with small businesses, industry, and academia to drive innovation• Continue to develop OGPL with community development• Share with others to understand global issues We need to securely architect our systems for interoperability and openness from conception. —Digital Government KM Latin America 2012 21
  • 22. Let’s work together to set the data free! www.Data.Gov @usdatagov @JeanneHolm KM Latin America 2012 22