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Three Lessons on Data Release from The London Datastore

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Experience of data release from the London Datastore

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Three Lessons on Data Release from The London Datastore

  1. 1. Can Open Data Save The Public Realm?
  2. 2. Eh.........No.......Silly
  3. 3. Lesson # 1 =It’s not about data
  4. 4. Data is not just a technical issue of formats and freedoms
  5. 5. It’s this for any public sectororganisation
  6. 6. “What if it’s wrong”“What if we’re blamed” “Why should we - why do they want to know”“What if the Leader doesn’t like it” “What if the local papers find out” “What if they use the data -WRONGLY” “What if we disagree” “What if people want us to make different decisions”
  7. 7. The State = Rational, Technical, Strategic, Closed, Broadcast, Contextualized, Ordered
  8. 8. The State = Rational, Technical, Strategic, Closed, Broadcast, Contextualized, Ordered uman , Adap tive, Peop le = H ative, Gene rous, Com munic ntera ctive, Raw, Open, I Messy
  9. 9. Data release forces these worlds to collidein a battleground for relevance and authenticity
  10. 10. Ask yourself - who has more standing in the conversation? Facebook vs ANY Government?
  11. 11. The State + People = ? gmpolice GM Police @TamiH68 yes, always happy to receive feedback
  12. 12. Cathedral Bazaar Lesson # 1 = Data release is a way that you can begin to have the conversations about how we (the state) need to fundamentally change frombroadcast to engagement, from technical to adaptive, from command and control to collaboration and co-production
  13. 13. Lesson # 2 = the state won’t do it on its own
  14. 14. Email to TfL24/10/10“Am aware thatChris is on leaveso just wanted togive you a heads Digitalup for tomorrow The State Disrupterson this MalcolmBarclay has justposted to hisblog in the lasthour. Its been The MediasignificantlyReTweeted andexpect tractionin the presstomorrow”Emer
  15. 15. 200 people give up their saturday to discuss the public realm GovCamp 2011
  16. 16. Colleagues and Collaborators
  17. 17. Lesson # 2 = the state won’t do it on its own the open data movement offers a unique opportunity to leverage innovation into the public sector it’s not them and us it’s us and us
  18. 18. Lesson # 3 = Are we there yet? the journey is only beginning
  19. 19. and developments are not linearthey are emergent and unpredictable
  20. 20. and not really measurable - yet
  21. 21. and likely to remain contestedA Public Data Corporation?
  22. 22. lesson 1# it’s not about data lesson 2# leverage innovationless 3# the journey is only beginning
  23. 23. oops....nearly forgot........what about stuff ?
  24. 24. join the conversation @londondatastore @emercoleman @GLALisaPrice @JanetHughes @madwDATA

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