Open Data - the New Oil of the Digital Economy

A victoria University of Wellington event. 

Presenter: Rochelle Stewart-Allen, Senior Advisor, Open Government Information and Data Programme, Land Information NZ

The real value of open data comes when people outside those who collected it take those raw datasets and analyse them, visualise them, track trends, build new apps, or find new and innovative solutions to old problems. What makes open data significant is not that the data is available, it is that the raw material becomes a tool to engage people. It is a tool for participation. This lecture will provide an overview of how open data is changing the world, where to find it, and ways the data is being used to drive new social and economic outcomes.

RSVP: to e-government@vuw.ac.nz

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Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 12:30 to 13:30