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ODI Fridays: Open data that has changed the world

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Fri Mar 1, 2019 13:00
Open Data Institute, 3rd Floor, 65 Clifton St, London EC2A 4JE

In this talk Dr Dave Tarrant will attempt to cover as many stories as he can to demonstrate how open data is now ubiquitous and an essential part of the world we live in

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.

In this talk Dr Dave Tarrant will attempt to cover as many stories as he can to demonstrate how open data is now ubiquitous and an essential part of the world we live in.

From farming to banking, transport to sport, gaming to wine making, open data is everywhere. When Dave started at the ODI we had two stories… now there are so many it is hard to separate them from generic stories about data.

About Dr Dave Tarrant

David joined the ODI from the University of Southampton where he was a Lecturer in the Web and Internet Science Group. He was responsible for creating one of the world’s first undergraduate course in open data.

As Senior Learning Advisor, David is responsible for the direction and quality of the ODI’s learning offering. Products include face to face training, eLearning and the ODI’s Learning Records System (LRS). Underpinned by the skills framework, all of these products put together ensure that the ODI can offer the highest quality online and face to face training to as many people as possible.

Since joining the ODI David has put in place key educational content that has helped transform governments and unlock over $15m for startups. He was also a key part of the team that developed the “Highest impact training programme in the global south” for our work in Tanzania as independently reviewed by Luminate. Additionally David has applied his data science skills to build policy making tools for open data leaders, including the Open Data Barometer visualisation.

Live stream

There will be a live stream here from 1pm on Friday 1 March.

Live stream