Friday lunchtime lecture: The Tech Nation report, and the politics of making it open

Thursday 27 April 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.

The Tech Nation report is the annual state of the union on UK tech and digital industries. 2018 was a landmark year for the report, and the first time significant steps were taken to open up the data and research methods.

This lecture will highlight the political, technical and cultural changes required to open the report and the data behind it.

About the speaker

In his own words, Henri Egle Sorotos is a person who 'does data and talks about it'. As Insight Manager at Tech Nation, he is regularly found exploring digital talent and skills, investment markets, tech clusters and tech sectors. Most of this work is completed using R, Tableau, SQL, JavaScript Viz, OpenRefine and Gephi... and bit and pieces of other software. Prior to Tech Nation, he worked in a number of third sector research organisations as a data bod and researcher. Henri loves trains, transport systems and choral singing.