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ODI Gavin Starks at Verge, San Jose 2015-10-27


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VERGE Talk: How the Web of Data is Changing Business, Government … and Lives

How will we double the size of a city without it breaking, or triple efficiency in agriculture? Where will the next drug breakthrough occur? A generation of network thinkers are finding new ways to tackle the challenges we face today. We need to understand the benefits and risks of a distributed future: one where everyone has the knowledge to innovate.

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ODI Gavin Starks at Verge, San Jose 2015-10-27

  1. 1. Gavin Starks CEO @agentGav
  2. 2. We connect, equip and inspire people around the world to innovate with data
  3. 3. Connect thousands of countries & cities, millions of companies, billions of people and unlock $trillions Web of documents Web of data Machine-readable data, sensors, and the internet of everything and everyone
  4. 4. >7B population today >11B population by 2100 >3B people online today >5B machines online today >25B machines online by 2020
  5. 5. data are emitted by people and machines translated into forms people and machines can use helping people and machines decide things that impact each of our worlds — and the whole world making people and machines emit more data
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  8. 8. “I know it’s a juggernaut heading in our direction… not sure what it is scared of it lots of questions IP threats? security? income? quality? liability? value? risks? we don’t know what to do” Fear Uncertainty Doubt
  9. 9. Our challenge sustain > 7,000,000,000 people now … Energy … Food … Water … Waste … … Education … Shelter … Transport … … Health … Jobs … while hitting peak ‘everything’ everywhere
  10. 10. $3.6m saving in climate change damage to rice crops in Colombia Research center Farmers association Ministry of agriculture
  11. 11. Planning investment in schools based on needs & linked services Government ministries Open data institute World bank
  12. 12. 5,000+ smallholder farmers in Ghana accessing weather & market advice
  13. 13. Punchcard Economy Sam Meech
  14. 14. Data are not just a set of targets, or a report written Data are part of your operational decision-making infrastructure
  16. 16. Roads help us navigate to a location. Data helps us navigate to a decision.
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  19. 19. Chicago Toronto Rio Buenos Aires Queensland Dubai Osaka Seoul Riyadh Cairo St Petersburg Gothenburg Manchester Hampshire Leeds Sheffield Bristol Devon Paris Amsterdam Trento Athens Belfast Vienna Connect, equip and inspire people around the world to innovate with data
  20. 20. Data in general, and open data specifically, is changing the nature of politics and business. It reflects a cultural shift to an open, networked society.
  21. 21. @agentGav