Open Data – Can data sharing deliver better public services?

28 April @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Newport

Join us for the third Digital Leaders Wales Salon to discuss open data and if data sharing can deliver better public services with lead discussants Derek Hobbs, Head of Digital Services Division at the Department of Work and Pensions and Bill Oates, Head of Geography & Technology, Knowledge Services at the Welsh Government.

Open Data is one of those subjects that everyone knows they need to know about but not everyone is clear why. In recent years there has been a significant global movement to make data openly available for full use and republishing, without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control.

Open Data can be an important resource that can be utilised by citizens, local communities and businesses in innovative and unexpected ways to deliver significant social and economic benefits as well as deliver better public services.

This Salon will discuss:

  • How can open data help deliver cost savings and better public services?
  • How can citizens leverage open data to help support local government in delivering services?
  • What can we learn from successful citizen services apps such as FixMyStreet and how can we replicate them in the public sector?