A few weeks ago I saw Chris Taggart of Openly Local talking about open data at OpenTech2010. In recent days I’ve found myself with the opportunity to inform the thinking, of senior managers in a Local Authority context, about open data. I am particularly taken by the way that Chris approaches the issue of risk aversion by managing to to frame the public sector taboo of failure as an opportunity to progress through failing forward.
I will certainly be using this presentation, with a view to that opening the door for us to get Chris himself, to articulate the opportunities that open data present to a reform minded public body.
- William Perrin says goodbye to the UK’s open data chief – and hello to the new one (guardian.co.uk)
- How the Charities Commission is being dragged into the 21st century (blogs.telegraph.co.uk)
- When Open Public Data Isn’t…? (ouseful.info)
- Reports look at cultural and economic implications of open data (computing.co.uk)
- Local government data: how to make it really open. Five principles for transparency (guardian.co.uk)
- What is Open Gov Data? The Sunlight Foundation: Ten Principles for Opening Up Government Information (zzzoot.blogspot.com)