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Transparency and Open Data Agenda

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Knowledge Cafe

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Thu 02 Oct 2014


Department for Business Innovation & Skills 


London, United Kingdom

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Knowledge Cafe; Knowledge Management


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Date: Thursday 2nd October 2014, 6:00pm - 9:00pm. This is a free event. Please arrive at 6:00pm or shortly after, which will give you time to settle in and meet other people. Refreshments will be available. The cafe itself will start prompt at 6:30pm.

Speakers: Hilary O'Flynn and Paul Welch

Hilary O'Flynn is Head of Transparency and Open Data agenda for the BIS and Paul Welc is Head of Knowledge and Information and knowledge Management for BIS. Both are KIM Professions and have worked in the Department for a number of years.

Theme: Transparency and Open Data agenda

The Open Data and Transparency agenda is at the heart of the agenda for this Government and has been given high priority by the Prime Minister.

It is recognised that Transparency and Open Data can be an extremely powerful tool to help reform public services, foster innovation and empower citizens and can be a significant driver of economic activity, with open data increasingly enabling the creation of valuable new services and applications.

The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) are the lead Government Department working to ensure growth in the British economy. Knowledge and Information colleagues and therefore have embraced the Transparency and Open Data agenda.

Hilary and Paul would like to use this Café as an opportunity to give a brief introduction to this important area of work and to consider two key questions:
  1. Have we overinflated the opportunity?

  2. Should government data be free to all? What about organisations who can afford to pay / overseas organisations?

Sponsor: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
1 Victoria Street
London SW1H 0ET

Room: Exchange Space (Ground Floor)


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