Friday lunchtime lecture: Using data to scrutinise decision-making

Friday 26 May 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.

HouseofCommons Image: House of Commons Chamber by UK Parliament (CC by 2.0)

At the ODI Summit in November 2016, web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee spoke about the need for scrutiny in decision-making, saying 'show me the data, show me its provenance'.

In this lunchtime lecture, Jamie Whyte will look at how linked data can be used to support this level of scrutiny. He’ll show us how combining documents on the internet (webpages, pdfs, visualisations, etc) with the web of data to allow evidence to be baked into narratives such as Government white papers, news articles, visualisations and more, enabling anyone to easily check the provenance of the data, and explore related datasets.

About the speaker

Jamie is an ODI learning associate and led the Trafford Innovation Lab until the end of 2016, when he left to found Propolis Open Data Factory. He is currently working with Swirrl on helping public sector organisations to share and use their data more effectively.

Live feed

There will be a live feed here from 1pm on Friday 26 May