Public Sector Information Reuse: What to Expect


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What should we expect from the Public Sector regarding Data Reuse? Is what we have now enough? A presentation by Justo Hidalgo, from Denodo Technologies and Raymond Yee, from Data Unbound .

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  • Public Sector Information Reuse: What to Expect

    1. 1. Public Sector Information ReuseWhat to Expect?<br />Justo N. Hidalgo Sanz<br />VP Product Management and Consulting, Denodo<br />Raymond Yee, <br />President, Data Unbound<br />
    2. 2. Big efforts are being done…<br />
    3. 3. … everywhere<br />
    4. 4. … everywhere<br />
    5. 5. … everywhere<br />
    6. 6. Butwe’rejuststarting<br />There are stilllots of data “behindthecrust”<br />Mustbeappropriatelyshared and licensed<br />Peoplewillstartfromthere<br />
    7. 7. And we’renotgettingallthehelpwe’dlike<br />
    8. 8. WhattoExpect of any Open Data Initiative<br />Freelyaccessiblefrom Internet<br />Informationisraw. Minimumaggregationor pre-formatting<br />OnTime<br />Accesible (appropriateformats, appropriatedocumentation)<br />Processablebyautomatedmeans<br />Non-discriminatory<br />Non-proprietary<br />License-free. Maximumefforthere<br />Permanent. Data shouldhaveURIsperfectlydefined<br />Promotion of reuse and post-analysis<br />Reliability and trust. Enoughmetadatainformation<br />
    9. 9. Howto set it up successfully: understanding<br />Understanding and communicating why this is important -- both to people on the inside and people on the outside<br />Efforts like and are still new and in a sense unproven. But they are there as an instance to discuss, to think whether they apply to the local context. <br />
    10. 10. Howto set it up successfully: attracting<br />Getting enough critical mass of people to do stuff with the data. <br />Visibility and hints to users to start doing stuff<br />Start with popular data (e.g. crime, real estate, …) but realize that interesting uses come from almost any piece of information<br />Contestsmightworktoo!<br />
    11. 11. Howto set it up successfully: offering<br />Give enough importance to technical issues: data formats, services vs downloads, and so on<br />And, be ready to be embarrasedby the use of that data!<br />
    12. 12. Example: Service vs Downloads<br /><ul><li>Start in low-static
    13. 13. Somedatasetswilljuststaythere
    14. 14. Butothersshouldbereused in servicemode
    15. 15. Someconsiderations: sec, scalability, SLAs, userregistry</li></li></ul><li>Howto set it up successfully: enduring<br />Actions must be sustained in time<br />Starting might be more or less difficult, but what it is really hard is to keep this effort constantly<br />Commitment must come from above<br />
    16. 16. Howto set it up successfully: prioritizing<br />The exercise of openness and reuse must be part of the core operations of the company/administration<br />If open data is just an add-on, then it will not matter neither internally nor externally, and it will not succeed. As in any other strategic action, it must permeate from the Board downwards. <br />
    17. 17. Weknowit’srisky<br />“No onewaseverpromotedfordisclosinginformation”<br />US GovernmentEmployee<br />OMBWatch, Towards a 21st CenturyRighttoKnow Agenda<br />
    18. 18. ButifGovernments and administrationsalike do theirpart…<br />Understand<br />Attract<br />Offer<br />Endure<br />Prioritize<br />, citizens and companieswill do therest:<br />
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    24. 24. And how do weachievethistechnically?<br />
    25. 25. Data ReuseArchitecture<br />
    26. 26. The light isnear, so let’sworkonit!!!<br />
    27. 27. Thanks!<br />Justo Hidalgo<br />VP Product Management and Consulting, <br />Denodo Technologies<br />( <br />( <br />Raymond Yee<br />President,<br />Data Unbound<br />( <br />( <br />