This video explains the importance of getting stakeholders to be partners on the open data work.
- [Instructor] It's easy for those of us who get open data,…or work with it, like me and perhaps you,…to forget that for most people,…open data will be a new and complex subject.…Look, the very term open data will throw many off,…assuming its techno babble for a subject…that belongs in the dark dungeons of the back office.…In any relatively new space, we are faced with…the majority who still need to be educated and convinced.…It's important that we don't assume that everyone…is into open data, and ready to embrace it.…In the attention economy that exists within government,…open data is going to be competing with an existing…long list of priorities, so this presents a challenge.…
How do we get in a conversation on the value…of open data to a public agency, and then perhaps,…even more importantly,…how do we convince a community of its value?…I'd like to briefly discuss both of these questions.…Let's start with convincing a public agency.…We need to begin with a champion.…This could be a senior official,…like a mayor, or a city manager,…
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