Friday lunchtime lecture: Making governments work better with open data

Friday 07 July 2017, 1:00pm - 1:00pm

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.


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From real estate in Estonia to search and rescue in Ireland, find out how the OpenGovIntelligence project aims to use open data to improve the way government works.

The OpenGovIntelligence project is a three year EU funded research project involving twelve partners from seven countries. It aims to demonstrate how better use of data and ‘co-creation’ of public services leads to benefits for citizens and businesses. The project involves 6 pilots, each with two partners: a technical partner tasked with developing software tools and preparing and publishing the appropriate open data, and a public sector partner with understanding of public service challenges, who will test out the new approaches in a practical setting.

Speaker biography

Sarah Roberts works on communications, training, strategy and events for Swirrl, the data publishers. She leads Swirrl’s dissemination of the OpenGovIntelligence project to help maximise its impact.

Live stream

You can watch a live stream of this lunchtime lecture here from 1pm on Friday 7 July: