Politicians, UN, World Bank have shared ambitions
Smart-cities are driving eﬃciency and innovation
McKinsey, Deloitte are signalling economic growth
Start-ups are creating jobs
NGO communities are building partnerships
Engaged in improving their world, rebuilding trust
A shared vision
Open data is not just
changing the nature
of politics and business.
It reﬂects a cultural shift
to an open society.
credit: Simon Wardley http://blog.gardeviance.org/
Open vs Proprietary ‘Closed’ Security Systems
“It isn’t possible for a single company to anticipate
all future technological developments that will be needed.
We predict adopters of closed systems will regret
making short-term gains at the expense of long-term pain.”
World Security Report 2015-01
$3,000,000,000 market cap
Emergence of networks that have centralised databases
but are not operated by any single entity
Over $1,000,000,000 raised
£900,000,000 (just in the UK)