Friday lunchtime lecture: Why data geeks don't make decisions

Friday 07 June 2013, 1:00pm - 1:00pm

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

Open data might be fuel, but fuel on its own doesn't get you anywhere. To improve public services you need to translate the raw data material into whatever helps people solve their problems. So, how do we bridge the gap from open data geeks to decision-makers?

Tom Smith, founder and director of OCSI, helps public sector organisations use information effectively for policy and decision-making. He brought in real world lessons of using open data to improve decisions, and more.