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  • 1. Knowledge for everyone Gavin Starks – CEO – The Open Data Institute gavin@theODI.org – @agentGav@ukODI theODI.org
  • 2. The open web is the most successful “Vague but exciting” information architecture in history web of open documents → web of open dataSir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web
  • 3. Governments around the world are driving the open data agenda now“Open Data is at the heart of my agenda for Government” UK Prime Minister Cameron “e-Gov Open Data Strategy is very important in terms of enhancing transparency and trust of government, and economic revitalization by creating new market” Former Prime Minister Noda “Openness will strengthen our democracyand promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government” President Obama
  • 4. Dozens of countries, hundreds of regions and cities are opening data data.gov – data.gov.uk – datameti.go.jp – data.gouv.fr – data.gov.pl
  • 5. Open data will help us address some of the greatest challenges of our time and generate value for everyoneOpen data today has vast potential (like the web in 1995)→ big difference is global infrastructure is already in place
  • 6. Examples of open data successes? The Web Google / Wikipedia / Flickr / etc…
  • 7. What is open data? Open data isn’t just about re-broadcasting data, but combining it, re-using it and building upon itIt’s about creating new uses, creating new markets, and building credibility into the data as it flows
  • 8. What is open data? 1. Structured + machine-readable + logical format 2. Addressable + URIs are key + sharable 3. Licensed & Traceable + licensed (e.g. by-sa) + full provenance 4. Continuous + maintained + accessible
  • 9. What is open data? External benefits of open dataInternal benefits of open data – More users – Initiates supply-chain– Increase utility of information – Unlocks demand– Improves usability + → Supply and demand unlock value– Increases internal access and re-use– Unlocks efficiencies – Diversifies market place– Encourages innovation – Introduces new actors → Improves data quality and utility!
  • 10. http://prescribinganalytics.com/ → £200m+ saving potential → Convened domain-experts + health + data analytics + communications → Analysed 35m data records (all the data) → 8-week turnaround → Trackable interventions → Repeatable → Could scale to £1.5bnEx am pl e
  • 11. ODI leadership team Gavin Starks CEOSir Tim Berners-Lee 15+ years startup experience President 20+ years science, web, media, and data Jeni Tennison Technical Director World-leader in open data and linked data W3C, legislation.gov.uk and data.gov.uk architectProf. Nigel Shadbolt Stuart Coleman Commercial Director Chairman 15+ years in tech space Formerly HP, CA, and AMEE
  • 12. data as cultureThe Obelisk (2012), Fabio Lattanzi Antinori. ODI offices in Tech City, London, UK
  • 13. Our mission catalyse the evolution of open data cultureto create economic, environmental, and social value
  • 14. Our mission → Standards → Research → Training → Innovation ODI are bringing together world-experts from public sector, private sector, and academia to help create a new primary industry
  • 15. Catalysing open data culture Unlock Unlock Communicate supply demand value → Standards → Innovation → Inspiring stories → Research → Mentoring → Structured evidence → Training → Funding → Training Standards, training, research, community ● Short training courses ● Issue-focussed events ● Post-graduate certificate ● Domain expertise ● Open assets + MOOC ● Professional services “Information causes change”
  • 16. Social value “the internet is changing the way we think” [Al Gore] Data as culture → Ubiquitous data changes human behaviour Innovation → transformation from products to services → scale existing services (e.g. MOOC) → radically improve data-driven decision-making → invent entirely new interactions
  • 17. Social data Population Education Health Law Crime Housing Media & publications Transportation and travel User-generated content Personal data-shadows
  • 18. Environmental value “I got it wrong on climate change – its far, far worse” [Nicholas Stern] Stimulate investment and growth → New energy supply, smart-grids, and energy-efficiency markets Improve governance and accountability → Transparency increases accountability and competition Address resource scarcity at scale → Effective resource management → Fundamental change in supply-chain management
  • 19. Environmental data Maps / Geographic Terrain / Land-use Weather / Climate Water / Hydrographic Farming / Species Pollution / Supply-chain
  • 20. Economic value “transparency drives prosperity” [Open Government Partnership]Stimulate investment→ Transparent rules-based commercial environments attract investment and make companies more competitive (both domestic and international)Improve governance and accountability→ Financial transparency increases accountability and is self-enforcingReduce corruption→ Wide participation and deep changes affect everyone - “race to the top”
  • 21. Economic data Corporate ownership Market information (e.g. commodities) Supply-chain transactions Asset registers (e.g. stranded assets) Procurement Personal spending
  • 22. Big data? Open Meaningful insightLots of small data? Lots of small data? Data Lots of small data? Lots of small data? Lots of small data? Lots of small data? Lots of small data? Lots of small data? Lots of small data?Lots of small data? Lots of small data?
  • 23. Catalysing open data culture Unlock Unlock Communicate supply demand value → Standards → Innovation → Inspiring stories → Research → Mentoring → Structured evidence → Training → Funding → Training Standards, training, research, community ● Short training courses ● Issue-focussed events ● Post-graduate certificate ● Domain experts ● Open assets + MOOC ● Professional services “Information causes change”
  • 24. Helping startupsIdeas Revenue Funding
  • 25. Highlights of ODI growth £10m UK public-sector funding k £500 philanthropic funding from Omidyar Network £850k Technology Strategy Board innovation fund £750k Data Strategy Board immersion programme 2-year programme with World Bank “To train world’s political and national leaders”NB: ODI began operating on 1st October 2012
  • 26. Highlights of ODI growth m £200 /year saving identified for UK health service 5 startups incubated, 6 courses launched, 4 hackathons, 4 policy consultation responses 10 private-sector (paying) members signed 1,500+ people visited our London space Open Government Partnership, ICT Reform, MacArthur Foundation, Open Data User Group, Public Sector Transparency Board, Open Knowledge Foundation, and MySociety are in-houseNB: ODI began operating on 1st October 2012
  • 27. Our mission catalyse the evolution of open data cultureto create economic, environmental, and social value
  • 28. http://bit.ly/OpenDataCertificates
  • 29. Knowledge for everyone Gavin Starks – CEO – The Open Data Institute gavin@theODI.org – @agentGav@ukODI http://www.slideshare.net/theodi theODI.org