Chatting with Gov 2.0 Radio from London is Chris Yiu from leading UK thinktank Policy Exchange about their newly-released report ‘A Right to Data‘. The report provides an analysis of the current state of open public data in the UK, and recomendations for government to capitalise on the ‘open data’ promise.
About Chris Yiu
Chris Yiu is Head of the Digital Government Unit at Policy Exchange. He directs research on public policy in the era of digital communications, high technology and big data.
Chris has spent the past decade working at the heart of public policy and business strategy. In government he held a number of positions, including advising on tax and financial services policy at HM Treasury, and on economic and foreign policy at the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit. In business he served a range of clients with McKinsey & Company, working across the technology, financial services, healthcare and consumer goods sectors.
Chris was born and brought up in London. He holds a first class degree in economics and a master’s degree in economics and finance, both from the University of Cambridge.
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- A Right to Data report
- NCVO Voluntary Sector Datastore for non-profits to contribute open data for the public good.
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