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Open Data : Lessons from the field


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My talk in the Saudi Arabia eGovernment Summit, on facts and challenges about open data and collaborative governance

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Open Data : Lessons from the field

  1. 1. Yannis CharalabidisAssistant Professor, University of the AegeanManager, Greek Interoperability Centre 3rd Kingdom eGovernment Summit, September 2012
  2. 2. Why is Open Data important ? Organises public knowledge Leads to better, new services Fights against corruption Supports transparency Can motivate citizens Can contribute to better democracy Gives data to other sciences Gives ideas for start-ups
  3. 3. Can you give us some good examples? Organises public knowledge : (UK) Leads to better, new services : (US) Supports transparency: (GR) Can motivate citizens: (CA) Fights against corruption : (IN) Can contribute to better democracy: opengov (GR) Gives ideas for start-ups: Open Data Institute (UK) Provides data to science for solving complex problems of the society: ENGAGE (EU)
  4. 4. The ENGAGE EU project on Open Data A European e-Infrastructure, for advancing open data provision across countries To provide state of the art methods and tools for data gathering, curation, publication, maintenance A public-private partnership of research (GIC, Uni Aegean, TU Delft, FOKUS) industry (Microsoft, IBM, Intrasoft) and administrations from 5 EU countries Looking for “open data ambassadors” all over the world
  5. 5. The ENGAGE “Two-way” Usage Scenarios Delivering Public Sector Data to Researchers and Citizens Delivering Open Data Needs and guidelines to Public Sector Organisations
  6. 6. Open Data platforms architecture User Interface Application Various Apps Interface (for people) (for systems) (PC & mobile) Data Curation Data (annotation, linki Data Linking Visualisation ng, formats) Data Acquisition Data Acquisition Directories of UI API sources
  7. 7. Open Data Social Natural Sciences and GovernancePlatform architecture sciences ICT Engineering Law Policy Modelling Citizens User groups Single point of AccessProviding PSI to Research and Industry Tailored data Governance and Citizens andresearch communities services policy making educationand citizens in apersonalised manner Search and Navigation tools Knowledge / Data Mining Collaboration / Communities Directory services and direct linking to Data Service Provision data archives Visualisation Data Personalisation Infrastructure - Analytics analyticsCurating, Annotating,Harmonising , Data Quality Knowledge Mapping Automatic curation algorithms Data CurationVisualising Infrastructure Data Linking Semantic Annotation Anonymisation Harmonisation Public Sector Information SourcesGathering data fromgovernmental Public Organisations, Repositories, Databases
  8. 8. Current Challenges for Open DataPlatforms  Metadata schemas : how to classify information so that it can be retrieved  Full API and SaaS operation: automated, direct input and publication of open data “from the source”  Citizens providing open data themselves  Novel ways of visualisation for open / linked data  Build ecosystems around open data, for sharing and usage that can make our lives better, for real
  9. 9.  Open data, collaborative governance and ICT will be key pillars of the new, value-based administration in this century Open data and applications can play an important role for entrepreneurship and development European Union member states, having already adopted a collaborative governance example, can now partner and work together with Gov 2.0 initiatives internationally In the Greek Interoperability Centre and the University of AEGEAN we can leverage on European experiences and best practices, delivering them worldwide
  10. 10. Yannis CharalabidisAssistant Professor, University of the AegeanManager, Greek Interoperability Centre Thank you ! Stay tuned at Twitter : yannisc
  11. 11. The top-10 countriesin the worldThe European “model”
  12. 12. The top-10 countries in Western AsiaSaudi Arabia:41st in the world,4th in the region
  13. 13. Un e-Participation Index Country E-Participation Index Republic of Korea 1 Netherlands 1 Singapore 0,9474 Kazakhstan 0,9474 United States of America 0,9211 United Kingdom 0,9211 Israel 0,8947 Australia 0,7632 Estonia 0,7632 Germany 0,7632 Finland 0,7368 Japan 0,7368 United Arab Emirates 0,7368 Colombia 0,7368 Canada 0,6842 Norway 0,6842 Sweden 0,6842 Egypt 0,6842 Bahrain 0,6579 Chile 0,6579 Russian Federation 0,6579 Saudi Arabia 0,6316