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Implementing a Successful Government Open Data Program 
Andrew Stott 
UK Transparency Board 
Formerly Director, 
data.gov....
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What is Open Data? 
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Open data is 
data 
that can be 
freely 
used, 
reused 
and redistributed 
by anyone 
for any purpo...
Over 260 national, regional and city Open Government Data initiatives 
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The first 4 years of data.gov.uk 
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Over 10,000 datasets 
37 GB of geo data 
Public Data Principles 
Open Government ...
What makes a successful Open Government Data program? 
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Policy Objectives of Open Data 
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New Economic and Social Value 
Improved public services 
More Transparent Government 
...
Clarity about objectives 
12 
More Efficient Government 
More Transparent Government 
Improved public services 
New Econom...
Policy Objectives of Open Data 
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New Economic and Social Value 
Improved public services 
More Transparent Government 
...
Why does (Open) Data create value? 
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New Data-Driven Services 
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estate agents/ realtors 
Financial services 
builders and other local services
Greater Efficiency 
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Better Decisions 
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Opening data means the data is used much more 
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Case Study: Statistics Germany 
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Users: +1800% Downloads: +800%
Opening Data means it is used much more 
“Where PSBs moved to marginal and zero cost charging, the number of re-users inc...
The Size of the Potential Prize 
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McKinsey Global Institute 
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Omidyar/Lateral Economics 
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What are the Open Data Businesses 
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Aggregators 
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Developers 
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Enrichers 
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Enablers 
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Policy Objectives of Open Data 
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New Economic and Social Value 
Improved public services 
More Transparent Government 
...
Performance of individual hospitals 
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12+ Weeks MRSA-free 
Good C-Diff record 
Low Mortality 
2 recent 
MRSA 
Blood clo...
1000 less heart surgery deaths each year 
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Uganda: Open Data and Community Health Monitoring 
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33% reduction in under-5 mortality 
20% extra utilisation of out-...
Police 
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Open Data used to drive Citizen Engagement 
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Local team 
Telephone, website, Facebook and Youtube …. 
Local police Twit...
Policy Objectives of Open Data 
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New Economic and Social Value 
Improved public services 
More Transparent Government 
...
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Where does my money go? 
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Transparent and Accountable Government 
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Is My Money Being Spent Well? 
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Pressure to justify and restrain costs 
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Pressure to justify and restrain costs 
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What contracts are being granted to who? 
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http://www.otvorenezmluvy.sk/ 
Original text of contract from Gov website 
“...
Organisational Transparency 
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Where the person is in the structure 
Pay 
Responsibilities 
Contact details
Argentina Bus Subsidies 
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Input 
•285,000 records 
•1.17m rows of data 
•PDF documents Findings 
•$34bn spent in 8 year...
International Corporate Transparency 
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Policy Objectives of Open Data 
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New Economic and Social Value 
Improved public services 
More Transparent Government 
...
Knowing what information exists 
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Getting data more easily 
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Sharing information 
50
Clarity about objectives 
51 
More Efficient Government 
More Transparent Government 
Improved public services 
New Econom...
Sustained political leadership 
52 
“Public information does not belong to Government, it belongs to the public.” 
“Greate...
Demand from business and citizens 
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Also important to have passionate team! 
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Which data to prioritise? 
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Data on things that people care about 
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Data that users want 
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Maps and Geospatial Data 
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Addresses and Property Data 
59
Transport Information 
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Census and other detailed statistics 
61
Government Spending and Procurement 
62
Weather Data
National Information Infrastructure 
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It’s not just about new data 
Scope for “Open Data” also includes data previously “published” but … 
in non-reusable form...
Challenge charging for government data 
Economically sub- optimal 
Licensing inhibits innovation 
Hidden Costs – market...
Incubate Sustainable Applications 
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Sustainable Applications 
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Individual 
Community 
National 
Daily 
Periodic 
Occasional 
Frequency 
of Issue 
Proximity...
Creating Sustainable Applications 
Do things that matter to people 
Make it quick and easy to do – “while you’re still u...
Open Data does not have to be delivered digitally 
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Deliver Incrementally 
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Clear, common, terms and conditions 
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When Open is not Open 
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“You shall not use the data made available through the GC Open Data Portal in any way which, in...
Standards 
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Make sure data is re-usable 
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Data Publishing – Star Quality 
 Put your data on the Web with an Open Licence (any format) 
 Make it available as stru...
Findability 
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Not all Government data is accurate 
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Data Quality 
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Release of data will reveal issues of data quality 
Surprisingly little criticism 
Celebrate greater ...
Citizens helping improve government data 
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Consider Privacy of Personal Data 
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Build and Leverage an Open Data Ecosystem 
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Promote Use of Data 
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Photos: @memespring, 
@MadLabUK, @paul_clarke 
Continuously engage with developers 
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Measure delivery and conformance 
85
Government needs to play multiple roles 
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Government as Supplier 
87
Government as Leader 
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Government as Catalyst 
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Government as User 
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Thank You 
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Implementing a successful Open Government Data programme

  1. 1. Implementing a Successful Government Open Data Program Andrew Stott UK Transparency Board Formerly Director, data.gov.uk WCIT Guadalajara 28 Sep 2014 @dirdigeng andrew.stott@dirdigeng.com
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  7. 7. What is Open Data? 7 Open data is data that can be freely used, reused and redistributed by anyone for any purpose.
  8. 8. Over 260 national, regional and city Open Government Data initiatives 8
  9. 9. The first 4 years of data.gov.uk 9 Over 10,000 datasets 37 GB of geo data Public Data Principles Open Government Licence Transparency of salaries, spending, contracts and tenders Four site versions, each in response to user feedback
  10. 10. What makes a successful Open Government Data program? 10
  11. 11. Policy Objectives of Open Data 11 New Economic and Social Value Improved public services More Transparent Government More Efficient Government
  12. 12. Clarity about objectives 12 More Efficient Government More Transparent Government Improved public services New Economic and Social Value
  13. 13. Policy Objectives of Open Data 13 New Economic and Social Value Improved public services More Transparent Government More Efficient Government
  14. 14. Why does (Open) Data create value? 14
  15. 15. New Data-Driven Services 15 estate agents/ realtors Financial services builders and other local services
  16. 16. Greater Efficiency 16
  17. 17. Better Decisions 17
  18. 18. Opening data means the data is used much more 18
  19. 19. Case Study: Statistics Germany 19 Users: +1800% Downloads: +800%
  20. 20. Opening Data means it is used much more “Where PSBs moved to marginal and zero cost charging, the number of re-users increased by between 1,000% and 10,000%.” “Lowering charges may attract new types of re-users, in particular SMEs.” “Once re-use facilitation processes are properly organized … they become embedded in the PSB's public task-funded activities at no extra cost.” -Deloitte/POPSIS study for EU 20
  21. 21. The Size of the Potential Prize 21
  22. 22. McKinsey Global Institute 22
  23. 23. 23
  24. 24. Omidyar/Lateral Economics 24
  25. 25. What are the Open Data Businesses 25
  26. 26. Aggregators 26
  27. 27. Developers 27
  28. 28. Enrichers 28
  29. 29. Enablers 29
  30. 30. Policy Objectives of Open Data 30 New Economic and Social Value Improved public services More Transparent Government More Efficient Government
  31. 31. Performance of individual hospitals 31 12+ Weeks MRSA-free Good C-Diff record Low Mortality 2 recent MRSA Blood clots Patient ratings
  32. 32. 1000 less heart surgery deaths each year 32
  33. 33. Uganda: Open Data and Community Health Monitoring 33 33% reduction in under-5 mortality 20% extra utilisation of out-patient services Significant improvements in: Immunization Waiting times Absenteeism
  34. 34. Police 34
  35. 35. Open Data used to drive Citizen Engagement 35 Local team Telephone, website, Facebook and Youtube …. Local police Twitter feed How YOU can get involved It’s very local Accessible data on crime Attract Inform Engage Action
  36. 36. Policy Objectives of Open Data 36 New Economic and Social Value Improved public services More Transparent Government More Efficient Government
  37. 37. 37
  38. 38. Where does my money go? 38
  39. 39. Transparent and Accountable Government 39
  40. 40. Is My Money Being Spent Well? 40
  41. 41. Pressure to justify and restrain costs 41
  42. 42. Pressure to justify and restrain costs 42
  43. 43. What contracts are being granted to who? 43 http://www.otvorenezmluvy.sk/ Original text of contract from Gov website “Rate this contract” Key details and links Fair-Play Alliance
  44. 44. Organisational Transparency 44 Where the person is in the structure Pay Responsibilities Contact details
  45. 45. Argentina Bus Subsidies 45 Input •285,000 records •1.17m rows of data •PDF documents Findings •$34bn spent in 8 years •Aid increased 1,965% •20 companies benefited most
  46. 46. International Corporate Transparency 46
  47. 47. Policy Objectives of Open Data 47 New Economic and Social Value Improved public services More Transparent Government More Efficient Government
  48. 48. Knowing what information exists 48
  49. 49. Getting data more easily 49
  50. 50. Sharing information 50
  51. 51. Clarity about objectives 51 More Efficient Government More Transparent Government Improved public services New Economic and Social Value
  52. 52. Sustained political leadership 52 “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”
  53. 53. Demand from business and citizens 53
  54. 54. Also important to have passionate team! 54
  55. 55. Which data to prioritise? 55
  56. 56. Data on things that people care about 56
  57. 57. Data that users want 57
  58. 58. Maps and Geospatial Data 58
  59. 59. Addresses and Property Data 59
  60. 60. Transport Information 60
  61. 61. Census and other detailed statistics 61
  62. 62. Government Spending and Procurement 62
  63. 63. Weather Data
  64. 64. National Information Infrastructure 64
  65. 65. It’s not just about new data Scope for “Open Data” also includes data previously “published” but … in non-reusable format with restricted licence only aimed at specialist groups only for payment only in response to requests difficult to find 65
  66. 66. Challenge charging for government data Economically sub- optimal Licensing inhibits innovation Hidden Costs – marketing, payment collection, enforcement Barriers to entry suit existing customers No real pressure for efficiency 66
  67. 67. Incubate Sustainable Applications 67
  68. 68. Sustainable Applications 68 Individual Community National Daily Periodic Occasional Frequency of Issue Proximity of Issue Transport Which school? Which hospital? FOI Helper Budget Crime Maps Value of Issue Low High
  69. 69. Creating Sustainable Applications Do things that matter to people Make it quick and easy to do – “while you’re still upset about it” Use location: input and visualisation Use simple design Build in community support, action & stickiness Sustainable apps come from (social) entrepreneurs – helped by IT people 69
  70. 70. Open Data does not have to be delivered digitally 70
  71. 71. Deliver Incrementally 71
  72. 72. Clear, common, terms and conditions 72
  73. 73. When Open is not Open 73 “You shall not use the data made available through the GC Open Data Portal in any way which, in the opinion of Canada, may bring disrepute to or prejudice the reputation of Canada.”
  74. 74. Standards 74
  75. 75. Make sure data is re-usable 75
  76. 76. Data Publishing – Star Quality  Put your data on the Web with an Open Licence (any format)  Make it available as structured data (e.g. Excel, CSV, instead of PDF)  Use open, standard formats (e.g. XML, RDF)  Use URLs to identify things (so people and machines can point at your data)  Link your data to other people’s data 76 Ease of reuse
  77. 77. Findability 77
  78. 78. Not all Government data is accurate 78
  79. 79. Data Quality 79 Release of data will reveal issues of data quality Surprisingly little criticism Celebrate greater checking of data! Use as stimulus to Measure Prioritise Improve
  80. 80. Citizens helping improve government data 80
  81. 81. Consider Privacy of Personal Data 81
  82. 82. Build and Leverage an Open Data Ecosystem 82
  83. 83. Promote Use of Data 83
  84. 84. Photos: @memespring, @MadLabUK, @paul_clarke Continuously engage with developers 84
  85. 85. Measure delivery and conformance 85
  86. 86. Government needs to play multiple roles 86
  87. 87. Government as Supplier 87
  88. 88. Government as Leader 88
  89. 89. Government as Catalyst 89
  90. 90. Government as User 90
  91. 91. Thank You 91
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