Profile: Organizations
Nigel Shadbolt

Launching the Open Data Institute: bottom-up, middle-out, top-down

Nigel Shadbolt discusses the realities of harnessing the potential of open data for governments, businesses and citizens. With Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Professor Shadbolt is the joint head of the newly formed Open Data Institute in London which he summarises as “… building the supply side; building capability and empowerment; developing a demand side”.

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Beyond the hype: Gov-tech across the Commonwealth of Nations

The 54 countries of the Commonwealth of Nations represents more than 2 billion people across every region of the world and a vast diversity in development and capacity.

Professor Tim Unwin, well-known as UNESCO Chair in ICT4D, now heads up the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO). In this wide-ranging and provocative discussion, he explores the impact of ICT across diverse economies, the value of technology for governance and also provides an overview of the CTO’s work.

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Open access, open licensing, open government

Open access to Government information is a key element of the open government discussion, both in policy and practice terms.

Baden Appleyard shares his experience in developing and applying the Australian Government’s Open Access and Licensing Framework, and highlights the opportunities and challenges faced in opening up information from Governments as well as public research bodies through licensing options such as Creative Commons.

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Creating the Commons – building civic connections for innovation

Building a culture of collaboration and participation is a key ingredient to making innovative programs work in cities.

Mark Headd talks about his time with Code for America as their Head of Government Relations, and shares some of the emergent learnings from the intersection between the various elements of CfA’s program – the cities, the fellows, the brigade, the commons and now the start-ups.

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Open Technology Foundation: Sharing knowledge, standards and code

The Open Technology Foundation is a new Australian-based organisation that is a hub for technology and people networks in government to share, reuse and co-invest in open technology initiatives across the public sector.

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Trends in Transparency: Talking with Sunlight Foundation’s John Wonderlich

Sunlight’s Director of Policy John Wonderlich shares national and international perspectives on open government, where collaboration between government and civil society, and good decision-making about data are the next open government frontiers for public agencies.

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“And / Also” – a hybrid approach to new media at USDA

Amanda Eamich from the US Department of Agriculture shares some insights into her approach to infusing new media into the agency’s communications mix.

Gov 2.0 Radio 2014 - Share, Remix, Reuse

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