Open Data Connect

I’m interested in how commonly available technology and the power of crowds can help make the world a better place.  Particular areas of interest are data sharing and the power of crowds:

  • Public Data & Open Data
    • The benefits (and risks) to society and how to measure these.
    • Balancing the need for privacy and security against the need for accessibility.
    • Overcoming challenges of legacy IT systems and legislation.
    • Incentivising agencies and organisations to share their data.
    • Empowering intermediaries to add value to public data.
    • Data Strategy, Governance and Risk Management.
    • Data as an Asset – How does it differ to other asset classes. Implications for governance, risk management, accounting standards, mergers and acquisitions.
  • The power of crowds and technology to solve public policy problems
    • Citizen Science – how it can be leveraged to solve public problems.
    • Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap and other mass collaboration platforms.
    • Incentives and rewards – why do so many people volunteer time to support these?
    • How can these platforms be leveraged to help solve public policy problems?

Please feel free to connect – my email is julian at