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Ghent open data days


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Ghent open data days

  1. 1. Open Data Endeavors in Amsterdam Open Data Days,19 th Febr 2014, Ghent Katalin Gallyas Open Innovation Policy Advisor @KatalinG
  2. 2. Open Data. Why? Public sector staff recognize the importance of open data, but many are unsure how to use it. (Guardian Research, June 2013)
  3. 3. Open Data Controversial for Local Governments Open Data chances are unrevealed for governments. Open Data Interpretation Illiteracy but curiosity (something big, exciting with Open Data is coming) Who to choose? What to choose? -Linked Data -Data Visualization -Data Mining are unexploited Loc Gov need a helping hand and collaboration on Open Data
  4. 4. Vendor Fusion
  5. 5. Vocabularies Policy Makers “What is the evidence that we should release datasets?” “How many start ups have been created since we launched the first datasets” “Can Open Data repair a market failure, inefficiency?”
  6. 6. Current open data catalysts (non-proprietary*)
  7. 7. Current open data catalysts (proprietary*)
  8. 8. Precarious Open Data Policies Connected 24 hours + Release-, Promote, Build Apps, Repository Missing part : Peer Reviewed Civic Apps, Sharing Commons
  9. 9. What else can help to stimulate local Open Data programs and impact?
  10. 10. 1. EU Open Data Fuel Project: Code for Europe
  11. 11. Code for Europe: Civic Apps & Commons
  12. 12. The Future - Commons
  13. 13. 2. EU project: Open Cities
  14. 14. Amsterdam – Strong Open Data Ecosystem partners • • • • • • Strong SME’s, hackers’, coders Business Accelerators Innovation Intermediaries >> EU Projects Open minded City Gov Participatory citizens
  15. 15. Best Practices Open Data • 30 apps have been launched (face recognition by portrays) • High educational impact • Positive PR for the museum • Reach of new younger target group -110.000 high resolution photo’s of the collection
  16. 16. Community: Appsterdam2600 developers have joined up
  17. 17. Open Data Observations 1. Open Data Catalysts are strongly dependent on external financing and networking (role for Enoll, Connected Smart Cities)- Liberate open data agents! 2. Vocabularies match between policy makers and open data catalyst 3. Produce user cases to discover the enormous underexploited value of data 4. Watch out with corporate Big Data providers 5. Encourage cities to move toward Commons, peer reviewed open data vendors
  18. 18. Memories. 2011
  19. 19. Thank you! Katalin Gallyas @katalinG