This video provides context for open data.
- [Teacher] Let's begin by briefly exploring…the role of open government in the 21st century.…Before defining open government, I'd like to address…the state and needs of our communities.…Governing and government has never been more complex.…It's also more vital than ever.…Communities have increased needs and expectations.…Over half the population of the world…now lives in an urban environment,…and the United Nations says that up to 3,000,000…more people will join them every week.…
By the middle of the century, over 70 percent…of humanity will live, work, and play in a city.…With this kind of change, enormous pressure…is being exerted on existing systems.…These include the ability for cities…to provide adequate public safety,…for clean and low-cost energy to be provided…to everyone who wants it, for transportations…to support the needs of communities,…and for existing infrastructure…to be maintained and expanded.…These are just some of the challenges…today and ahead of us all.…
For our communities to have a chance…
Dr. Jonathan Reichental introduces real-world use cases for open data, as well as the steps you need to take to develop and operationalize an open data program. He also explains how data scientists use open data to tell stories and drive data visualizations. Along the way, he provides numerous examples of open data in action: improving government, empowering citizens, creating opportunity, and solving public problems.
- Understanding what open data really is
- Current open data efforts around the globe
- Open data in action
- Designing an open data governance process, including policies
- Monetizing open data
- Storytelling with open data
- Selling the value of open data
- Measuring the value of open data