I just returned from London where I attended the terrific 3rd annual CityLab conference organized by the Atlantic Magazine and the Bloomberg Foundation, with support of the Aspen Institute. I am inspired. In two days I met and spoke with …

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By digitising and releasing its collection of 80 million specimens for anyone to access, NHM engages people around the world to discover, analyse and even 3D print them In the run up to the ODI Summit on 3 November, we …

Natural History Museum: ‘We hope people will discover new species with our open data’ Read more »

Bristol City Council is not unknown for its commitment to open data. So far it has been building up open data resources in 2 distinct locations: its dedicated open data site and profiles – its data and maps resource about …

Open data in Bristol goes 3D Read more »

Financial services sector head John Salmon and the Pinsent Masons financial services sector team bring you insight and analysis on what really matters in the world of financial services. FinTech Week took place in London last month and brought together …

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Bristol submitted a bid this week to become the UK’s first Internet of Things (IoT) Demonstrator city region generating an investment of nearly £17 million if successful. The competition is delivered by Innovate UK on behalf of the Department for …

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A guest post from local open data expert Mark Braggins originally published on data.gov.uk The post provides an excellent overview of some of the innovative open data work underway in our region. In my previous post I argued that a combination of …

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Bristol Is Open was presented to leading academics, government officials and technology experts at three different conferences across two continents last week. Bristol Is Open was presented to leading academics, government officials and technology experts at conferences taking place in four different …

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Bureaus within the Department of Commerce (DOC) create collaborative opportunities with other federal agencies and the public to foster an open government. Our open data initiatives help us make strides in this direction. For the last 225 years, data from …

PatentsView: Driving Open Government Through Data Read more »

The outcome of the 22nd APEC meeting serves as a ringing endorsement of open data as an effective governance tool and institutional ethos On the back of the 16th International Anti-Corruption Commission Conference in Malaysia between 2-4 September, the 22nd …

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation harnesses open data to tackle corruption Read more »

In recent years we’ve seen Facebook go public with a $100 billion valuation and General Motors, formerly the world’s biggest company, go effectively bankrupt and need to be bailed out. And hot digital properties like Instagram , SnapChat and WhatsApp …

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