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Power of Information   What is it? What is happening? William Perrin Cabinet Office Opentech 5th July 2008 Power of Inform...
People helping each other to public service outcomes in online communities 2 posts within the hour giving practical advice...
Reuse of public information
Dull but compulsory origins slide <ul><li>Transformational Government and Policy Review identified generic issue </li></ul...
Generic challenges <ul><li>Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><li>Who do we copy? </li></ul><ul><li>Hierarchy...
Recommendations – customer perspective <ul><li>Experiment in online partnerships with user generated self help forums </li...
Recommendations: regulating behaviour  <ul><li>Stop squashing independents </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Greater understanding of ...
Recommendations: unlocking data <ul><li>Web aggregator for data requests </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coming soon….. </li></ul></...
Recommendations: trading funds <ul><li>Theoretical economics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cambridge Report (Rufus Pollock) </li><...
Conclusion <ul><li>Growing realisation within Government that things are changing……. </li></ul><ul><li>Exemplars are vital...
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  1. 1. Power of Information What is it? What is happening? William Perrin Cabinet Office Opentech 5th July 2008 Power of Information Taskforce
  2. 2. People helping each other to public service outcomes in online communities 2 posts within the hour giving practical advice and support 1st supportive answer in 8 minutes Original mum logs at same time following day. Case closed. Mum asks question at 2.15 – How do I get my child to pay attention. Caught in destructive pattern
  3. 3. Reuse of public information
  4. 4. Dull but compulsory origins slide <ul><li>Transformational Government and Policy Review identified generic issue </li></ul><ul><li>Joint TG/SU commissioned review - independent experts Tom Steinberg (Director of mySociety) and Ed Mayo (CE of NCC) following Ministerial seminar January 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Review explored: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Government’s role in supporting new developments in citizens use and generation of information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>whether public sector information could be better used to improve outcomes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Report published 8th June 2007, making 15 recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Government response 24 th June 2007, accepting the recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Interim progress report March 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Tom Watson set up Taskforce to drive forward March 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Richard Allan (Chair), Tom Loosemore, Tom Steinberg, Sally Russell, DJ Collins, Alex Allan, Natalie Ceeney, Andrew Stott </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/reports/power_of_information.aspx </li></ul>
  5. 5. Generic challenges <ul><li>Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><li>Who do we copy? </li></ul><ul><li>Hierarchy </li></ul><ul><li>Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Experiment </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate </li></ul><ul><li>Build networks </li></ul><ul><li>Seek external talent </li></ul>
  6. 6. Recommendations – customer perspective <ul><li>Experiment in online partnerships with user generated self help forums </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on priority public service areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crime mapping, NHS Choices API, Edubase </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Promote digital and social inclusion in implementing recommendations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Oldienet, netmums </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Self help forums to support public services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rightsnet </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Recommendations: regulating behaviour <ul><li>Stop squashing independents </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Greater understanding of who is out there </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://poir.pbwiki.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Allow civil servants in online media </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Guidance published June 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.civilservice.gov.uk </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Recommendations: unlocking data <ul><li>Web aggregator for data requests </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coming soon….. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Non commercial licences for trading funds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ordnance Survey developing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Regulatory information more open </li></ul><ul><ul><li>London Gazette in open structured format </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Data mashing Lab </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Showusabetterway.com first step </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hurry up OS Openspace </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Now public </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Recommendations: trading funds <ul><li>Theoretical economics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cambridge Report (Rufus Pollock) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Apply marginal cost pricing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No free lunch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rapid review of trading funds underway </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OPSI should be beefed up as regulator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conclusion will fall out of review above </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Conclusion <ul><li>Growing realisation within Government that things are changing……. </li></ul><ul><li>Exemplars are vital </li></ul><ul><li>Enables tackling of structural barriers </li></ul><ul><li>What can you do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Give us even more evidence and examples </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enter the competition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Come to the blog and comment http://powerofinformation.wordpress.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Slides will be on Slideshare.net linked from blog </li></ul>
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