Friday lunchtime lecture: Can open data help unleash open government?

Friday 21 June 2013, 1:00pm - 1:00pm

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

Thousands of people worldwide devote their lives to the somewhat obscure cause of 'open government', but so far they remain in the 'geek box', unable to break out into the mainstream and become a massive global movement on the scale of the environmental, human rights and other epoch-defining movements.

Does open data lend itself better to global efforts? Can it bring open government into our everyday lives? Can data not only help us find better commuting routes but also decrease corruption and 'follow the money'? Or is it all just 'open-washing'?

Martin Tisné of Omidyar Network will take us through some of these questions and ask whether we can genuinely drive social change via open data.