Friday lunchtime lecture: Data infrastructure technology – are blockchains the answer?

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Fri Mar 18, 2016 13:00
Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London, EC2A 4JE

ODI Head of Labs Dr James Smith will address: ‘If data is to be infrastructure for society, what does that mean about the technology underlying it? Are blockchains the answer?

Friday 18 March 2016

Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4JE

Friday lunchtime lectures are for everyone and are free to attend. You bring your lunch, we provide tea and coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.


At the ODI, we believe that strong data infrastructure is fundamental to our future.

But how can we make sure that our data infrastructure is always available and always trustworthy?

In this lecture, ODI Head of Labs Dr James Smith will address the questions: ‘If data is to be infrastructure for society, what does that mean about the technology underlying it? Are blockchains the answer?

James is passionate about using web technology and open data to make a better future for everyone, with a particular focus on their environmental and social benefits.

Pushing forward the state of the art in open data technology, James leads the ODI Labs programme and the team that delivers software projects across the ODI.