ODI Fridays: Getting the nation active with open data

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Fri May 18, 2018 13:00
Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London, EC2A 4JE

Most people recognise that physical activity is good for you, but why is it so hard to find relevant information about what opportunities are available in your local area? We believe open data is a part of the answer, alongside innovation and creating a common language via a data standard

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.

Most people recognise that physical activity is good for you, but why is it so hard to find relevant information about what opportunities are available in your local area? Sport England believes open data is a part of the answer, alongside innovation and creating a common language via a data standard.

The OpenActive initiative was designed around unlocking the data that consumers are looking for – what the activity is, where it is, what date and time it is happening, and what and who you should bring with you! 18 months on from its launch, Allison Savich will talk about the open data journey for the sport and physical activity sector so far, and what exciting things are still to come.

About the speaker

Allison leads the newly created Data & Market Innovation team at Sport England, which encourages the use of shared and open data to help people get active and supports Sport England’s vision that everyone in England feels able to take part in sport or activity, regardless of age, background or ability.

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There will be a live stream available on this page from 1pm on Friday 18 May 2018.

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