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Democratizing Data In New Zealand


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My keynote @ the GOVIS conference in New Zealand, in which I outlined a comprehensive "democratizing data" strategy, its benefits given the current global economic/political crisis, & challenged New Zealand to take the world lead in making the concept a reality

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Democratizing Data In New Zealand

  1. The New Zealand Challenge: will you lead the world in “democratizing data” to transform government, business & daily life? W. David Stephenson Stephenson Strategies May 22, 2009
  2. Democratizing Data: How free access will transform our lives Ignite Boston Feb. 12, 2009 W. David Stephenson Stephenson Strategies
  3. Critical for today’s challenges •give workforce real-time information •automate processes •improve government regulation •reduce companies’ reporting costs •restore public confidence through transparency
  4. Luther democratized the written word •390 editions published in 1523. •By 1525, 3M copies of pamphlets relating to him printed •Transformed scholar- ship: original thought valued.
  5. Democratize data quot;Democratizing data makes it automatically available to those who need it (based on their roles and responsibilities), when and where they need it, in forms they can use, and with freedom to use as they choose -- while simultaneously protecting security and privacy.quot;
  6. 1st: become a data-centric organization
  7. <breakfast_menu> − <food> <name>Belgian Waffles</name> <price>$5.95</price> − <description> two of our famous Belgian Waffles with plenty of real maple syrup </description> <calories>650</calories> </food> − <food> <name>Homestyle Breakfast</name> <price>$6.95</price> − <description> two eggs, bacon or sausage, toast, and our ever-popular hash browns </description> <calories>950</calories> 2nd: tag & syndicate data
  8. “....the executive branch should focus on creating a simple, reliable and publicly accessible infrastructure that exposes the underlying data”
  9. 4 : give workers data th
  10. 5 : make the public partners th
  11. Benefits: •More informed policy debate •Consensus building •Better legislation •Transparency •Less corruption •Efficiency •Lower costs •Co-creating
  12. My challenge to you! Make New Zealand the world leader in comprehensive democratizing data strategy •automatic release of structured, real-time data feeds government-wide •make all gov. workers knowledge workers •provide tools to visualize, share data •partner with business & public
  13. To learn more about democratizing data, contact: W David Stephenson Stephenson Strategies 335 Main Street, Medfield, MA 02052 USA 508 740-8918 .. and watch for “Democratizing Data to transform government, business & daily life”