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Zombie Data: Has open data failed to live up to its hype?

Updated: Fri, 25 Oct 2013

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Zombie Data: Has open data failed to live up to its hype?

Monday 28 October

5pm GMT

Tim Large, editor-in-chief of Thomson Reuters Foundation, will moderate an expert roundtable discussion in which he will ask whether the open data movement has lived up to its promise to hold governments and corporations to account.

This select group of public policy, corporate and civil society experts will seek to explore some of the challenges of open data, what has worked and what hasn’t. It will also attempt to draw out lessons learned to ensure that society does not end up with what Daniel Kaufmann of Revenue Watch calls “zombie data,” enormous collections of data that lackpurpose and insight.

Once this roundtable discussion has started, you will be able to ask questions of the panel via the liveblog (below) and by using the hashtag #zombiedata

Experts on the roundtable will include, amongst others:

  • Joseph Williams - Publish What You Pay
  • Jamie Drummond - ONE
  • Felipe Estefan - World Bank Institute
  • Joel Gurin - OpenDataNow
  • David Hall-Matthews - Publish What You Fund
  • Daniel Kaufmann - Revenue Watch Institute
  • Paul Lenz - mySociety
  • Ellen Miller - Sunlight Foundation
  • Rufus Pollock - Open Knowledge Foundation
  • Christiaan Poortman - CoST
  • Clare Short - EITI
  • Andrew Stott - UK Transparency Board
  • Stefaan Verhulst - TheGovernanceLab@NYU

Event start time: Mon, 28 Oct 2013 17:00 PM

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