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  • The Information Technology staff held 12 stakeholder interviews with 87 City staff. The notes from these sessions were documented and validated with the stakeholders.IT has conducted market and best practice research. First with organizations that have implemented technologies then… [next slide]
  • The Information Technology staff held 12 stakeholder interviews with 87 City staff. The notes from these sessions were documented and validated with the stakeholders.IT has conducted market and best practice research. First with organizations that have implemented technologies then… [next slide]
  • The Information Technology staff held 12 stakeholder interviews with 87 City staff. The notes from these sessions were documented and validated with the stakeholders.IT has conducted market and best practice research. First with organizations that have implemented technologies then… [next slide]
  • The Information Technology staff held 12 stakeholder interviews with 87 City staff. The notes from these sessions were documented and validated with the stakeholders.IT has conducted market and best practice research. First with organizations that have implemented technologies then… [next slide]

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  • 1. OPENRALEIGH January 23, 2013 Information Resource Management Committee
  • 2. OPENRALEIGH  Open Raleigh: Open data transparency program  City of Raleigh Departments: What is the impact?  Open Raleigh: Brand is important for City of Raleigh  Open Data: Examples of open data on the web  Open Raleigh: Open data portal timeline
  • 3. OPENRALEIGH  Open Raleigh is more than open data  Open data portal  Raleigh Connected  Fiber project (NC NGN)  Why are we doing this?  The City Council Resolution  The Mayor and the City Council seek to develop more transparency for City operations and spending  Citizen activist groups and entrepreneurs asking for open data  Open data trending in top ten of municipal initiatives for 2013 (Digital Cities, O’Reilly Media) Open Raleigh Strategy
  • 4. OPENRALEIGH  Open data guided by global data standards and a governance framework  Open Raleigh governance model  Open Raleigh standards and principles based on Council Resolution  City of Raleigh data strategy and the dispersal of data defined as open data to all channels through Open Raleigh  Open Raleigh brand is garnering national and international attention Open Raleigh Strategy
  • 5. OPENRALEIGH  Visually interesting data sets enhance City of Raleigh brand  Open Raleigh led to uptick in information requests on open data initiatives from Cary, Durham and Winston-Salem  Need a strong brand to be seen as a regional innovator  Weak open data initiatives are criticized by citizen groups and often are supplanted by citizen driven open data initiatives (Open Ireland and the City of Asheville)  Raleigh seen as first major open data innovator in North Carolina  Open Raleigh must be seen as truly transparent and comprehensive to have a strong brand  Other regional cities are going to become our competitors (Richmond, Charlotte, Atlanta) Open Raleigh Brand
  • 6. OPENRALEIGH  What is required from your department?  Each department will have a data contact person  Only data that matches the City of Raleigh open data definitions will be allowed  NO data exposing a person’s identity  NO data that compromises public safety or City operations  High value open data sets in machine readable format  Cooperation in building and maintaining a comprehensive data catalog City Departments: What is the impact?
  • 7. OPENRALEIGH  What is the benefit?  Departments will receive assistance from the Open Raleigh team  Departments will reduce burden from Freedom of Information Act requests  Departments will be in compliance with the Council resolution on open data City Departments: What is the impact?
  • 8. OPENRALEIGH Open Data Platform  Socrata powers the Open Raleigh open data portal  Socrata is our vendor and the product suite can be found online  Socrata powers data.gov, The World Bank, the City of Chicago and many more  Socrata uses data visualization tools to narrate data sets  Budget data examples  Somerville Check Book Explorer (City of Somerville, MA)  World Bank: Project and Operations (Ghana)  Crime data examples (City of Chicago)  American open data city examples  City of Seattle proposed general fund by department  City of Baltimore fixed speed cameras  City of Austin data portal
  • 9. OPENRALEIGH Project Milestone Estimated Completion Define resource requirements 12/30/2012 Establish governance model, stakeholders, steering committee and oversight committee 12/30/2012 Inventory of internal datasets 1/25/2013 Establish dataset catalog 1/25/2013 Develop draft policies that adhere to the global Open Knowledge Foundation standard for standing up of public sector open data. 1/25/2013 Develop whitepaper on the potential economic impact of Open data on the Raleigh community 2/17/2013 Test our platform and developing internal processes for assuring our datasets meet all of the criteria of the Open Knowledge Foundation 2/19/2013 Deploy Socrata Software as a Service solution 3/15/2013 Open Data Portal Timeline