Open Government
david eaves citizen blogger fellow
my point
NOBODY  TRUSTS YOU
try not to take it personally (they don’t trust anyone…  not even their doctors)
objectivity = credibility
objectivity = credibility
“ we want to see the discussion” -David Weinberger
v s
v s v s
objectivity  ≠  credibility
transparency = credibility
v s v s ?
my point   open  and  transparency   1.  Encourages  engagement 2. Improves government 3. Strengthens the economy
<ul><li><1> </li></ul><ul><li>encourages  engagement </li></ul>
 
i-Politics Tell me about this riding… Where is the nearest polling station? Most recent election results
i-Politics Constituency Offices 979 Victoria Street Kamloops, British Columbia V2C 2C1 Telephone: (250) 851-4991 Fax: (250...
i-Politics Constituency Offices 979 Victoria Street Kamloops, British Columbia V2C 2C1 Telephone: (250) 851-4991 Fax: (250...
<ul><li><2> </li></ul><ul><li>im proves  government </li></ul>
When governments are open and transparent government becomes a platform
 
 
 
<ul><li>The biggest benefactor of a transparent government is… </li></ul><ul><li>government </li></ul>
<ul><li><3> </li></ul><ul><li>strengthens the </li></ul><ul><li>economy </li></ul>
<ul><li>“ When attractive profits disappear at one stage in the value chain because a product becomes modular and commodit...
<ul><li>to stimulate our economy and our political process </li></ul><ul><li>we need to  modularize  data </li></ul>
 
 
<ul><li>Healthier citizens </li></ul><ul><li>Safer workplaces </li></ul><ul><li>Lower healthcare costs </li></ul><ul><li>H...
 
Map as platform
Data as platform
public data  is  not public  (or modularized) until…
Three principles of transparent government:   1. If it can’t be spidered or indexed, it doesn’t exist 2. If it isn’t in op...
www.eaves.ca  This work is copyrighted using Creative Commons Attribution 2.5  Please re-mix for your city
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  1. 1. Open Government
  2. 2. david eaves citizen blogger fellow
  3. 3. my point
  4. 4. NOBODY TRUSTS YOU
  5. 5. try not to take it personally (they don’t trust anyone… not even their doctors)
  6. 6. objectivity = credibility
  7. 7. objectivity = credibility
  8. 8. “ we want to see the discussion” -David Weinberger
  9. 9. v s
  10. 10. v s v s
  11. 11. objectivity ≠ credibility
  12. 12. transparency = credibility
  13. 13. v s v s ?
  14. 14. my point open and transparency 1. Encourages engagement 2. Improves government 3. Strengthens the economy
  15. 15. <ul><li><1> </li></ul><ul><li>encourages engagement </li></ul>
  16. 17. i-Politics Tell me about this riding… Where is the nearest polling station? Most recent election results
  17. 18. i-Politics Constituency Offices 979 Victoria Street Kamloops, British Columbia V2C 2C1 Telephone: (250) 851-4991 Fax: (250) 851-4994 Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo Cathy McLeod Conservative
  18. 19. i-Politics Constituency Offices 979 Victoria Street Kamloops, British Columbia V2C 2C1 Telephone: (250) 851-4991 Fax: (250) 851-4994 Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo Cathy McLeod Conservative
  19. 20. <ul><li><2> </li></ul><ul><li>im proves government </li></ul>
  20. 21. When governments are open and transparent government becomes a platform
  21. 25. <ul><li>The biggest benefactor of a transparent government is… </li></ul><ul><li>government </li></ul>
  22. 26. <ul><li><3> </li></ul><ul><li>strengthens the </li></ul><ul><li>economy </li></ul>
  23. 27. <ul><li>“ When attractive profits disappear at one stage in the value chain because a product becomes modular and commoditized, the opportunity to earn attractive profits with proprietary products will usually emerge at an adjacent stage.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Clayton Christensen, Harvard Business Review, Feb 2004 </li></ul>
  24. 28. <ul><li>to stimulate our economy and our political process </li></ul><ul><li>we need to modularize data </li></ul>
  25. 31. <ul><li>Healthier citizens </li></ul><ul><li>Safer workplaces </li></ul><ul><li>Lower healthcare costs </li></ul><ul><li>Happier customers </li></ul>
  26. 33. Map as platform
  27. 34. Data as platform
  28. 35. public data is not public (or modularized) until…
  29. 36. Three principles of transparent government:   1. If it can’t be spidered or indexed, it doesn’t exist 2. If it isn’t in open and machine readable formats, it can’t engage 3. If a legal framework doesn’t allow it to be repurposed, it doesn’t empower
  30. 37. www.eaves.ca This work is copyrighted using Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Please re-mix for your city

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