CSAP Big Data 10 Apr 2014

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CSAP Big Data 10 Apr 2014

  1. 1. Big Data – how will citizens benefit? Andrew Stott UK Transparency Board formerly Director, data.gov.uk CSaP, London 10 April 2014 @dirdigeng andrew.stott@dirdigeng.com
  2. 2. What is Open Data? 2 Open data is data that can be freely used, reused and redistributed by anyone for any purpose.
  3. 3. What is Big Data? 3 “Big data is high volume, high velocity, and/or high variety information assets that require new forms of processing to enable enhanced decision making, insight discovery and process optimization.” - Gartner
  4. 4. Big Open Government Data 4 Government Data Big Data Open Data Big Open Gov Data
  5. 5. 5 Government Data Big Data Open Data Prescriptions Care.Data Government Wine Cellar Network Rail Tesco Clubcard Otter Surveys Rail Timetables
  6. 6. Open Data backed by two Prime Ministers 6 “Public information does not belong to Government, it belongs to the public.” “Greater transparency will enable the public to hold politicians and public bodies to account”
  7. 7. Policy Objectives of Open Data 7 New Economic and Social Value Improved public services More Transparent Government TripleObjectives
  8. 8. Plus … an unintended benefit New Economic and Social Value Improved public services More Transparent Government 8 TripleObjectives More Efficient GovernmentPlus
  9. 9. Public Transport Information 9
  10. 10. Logistics 10
  11. 11. Medicine 11
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  15. 15. Possible UK Benefits of Gov Open Data 15 Date Study Direct (£bn/yr) Total (£bn/yr) 2013 McKinsey 62.7 2011 EC 3.3 17.3 2013 Shakespeare 1.8 6.8 Global and EU studies scaled by GDP
  16. 16. Some Challenges 16
  17. 17. Data owners like to hoard data for themselves 17
  18. 18. Temptations to Charge 18
  19. 19. Selling the goose that lays the golden eggs 19
  20. 20. Ensuring Privacy of Personal Data 20
  21. 21. Do citizens feel they’re getting a fair deal? 21
  22. 22. $930m US company fuelled by big, open, data 22  Weather for 1m points  60 years of crop yield data  14 TB of soil data  Company formed in 2006  Sold to Monsanto October 2013 for $930m cash
  23. 23. Could it happen here? 23
  24. 24. End 24
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