Welcome to the first blog post of the new Public Data Branch! The open data and data.gov.au– external site team from the Department of Finance has merged with the Data Policy Branch (including spatial, NationalMap, ANZLIC – the Spatial Information …

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“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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On a gray day in the fall of 2013, a dozen department heads of the Dutch media company NRC huddled together in a room in Amsterdam. (Full disclosure: I was one of them.) Paintings of bygone editors of the esteemed …

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This September, world leaders will ratify the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an agenda to “transform our world” by 2030. After months of wrangling, the final SDGs text, which will go to the UN General Assembly for ratification, has just …

Are UN member states ready to unleash a digital revolution to achieve the SDGs? Read more »

This morning I came across this Civil Service Innovation Challenge that offers the opportunity to win a trip to California to undertake the Singularity University ‘Executive Program’. Singularity University is a slightly odd Silicon Valley corporate learning start-up with some …

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The Government Digital Service (GDS) is set to receive a share of a £55m “efficiency and reform” fund to define business cases for new digital projects across Whitehall. The announcement was hidden away on page 82 of the 123-page Summer …

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