Tag: Data Revolution

Denver, Colorado to Host International Data Week

From September 11-17, 2016, data professionals and researchers from all disciplines and from across the globe will convene in Denver, Colorado for International Data Week (IDW).  The theme of this landmark event is ‘From Big Data to Open Data: Mobilizing

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Omidyar Network Invests $2m in Web Foundation Open Data Programme

Today, we’re delighted to announce that Omidyar Network, the philanthropic investment firm, has invested $2m into the Web Foundation’s Open Data programme. Over the next three years, we’ll be using this grant to enhance the scale and ambition of our

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The ‘data revolution’ will be open

Martin Tisne at Devex: “There is a huge amount of talk about a “data revolution.” The phrase emerged in the years preceding this September’s announcement of the Sustainable Development Goals, and has recently been strongly reaffirmed by the launch of a

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4 points to consider when designing an Open Data programme

This is truly unchartered for me since I have never written a blog before – even though I have been a software geek for more than two decades (!). My job at the Open Institute is to manage technology largely

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A data revolution is underway. Will NGOs miss the boat?

Opinion by Sophia Ayele at Oxfam: “The data revolution has arrived. ….The UN has even launched a Data Revolution Group (to ensure that the revolution penetrates into international development). The Group’s 2014 report suggests that harnessing the power of newly available data could ultimately

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Enabling the Data Revolution: An International Open Data Roadmap

Back in May, as part of our commitment to the Open Data for Development Network, many of our team attended the International Open Data Conference in Ottawa. Today, the Conference has released its final report, entitled “Enabling the Data Revolution:

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What Chief Digital Officers can learn from the Digital and Data Revolution in the U.K.

“Incredible change is happening in government,” said Rohan Silva, Co-Founder at Second Home. He should know. As a senior policy adviser to Prime Minister David Cameron from 2010 to 2013, Silva helped spearhead the open data revolution in the United

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​New report: How Open Data can drive sustainable development

Open Data — data that is freely available online for anyone to use and republish for any purpose — is being widely recognized as a resource with economic and social value. ​In recent years, several studies — including those led by

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A Data Revolution for Whom?

This piece was originally published in Open Democracy on 10th July 2015. The growing availability of digital data and data technologies has led many civil society groups, governments, and international organisations to talk of a “data revolution“. But what kinds of political projects,

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How to get involved in World Statistics Day 2015

The RSS is planning a number of activities to commemorate World Statistics Day (WSD) — which is coming up on 20 October 2015 – and is encouraging members to get involved by running their own events. The RSS will be marking

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