Friday lunchtime lectures at the Open Data Institute.
You bring your lunch, we provide tea & coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.
For our 16 May lecture... The value of open data to business: The Open Data 500 Study
The Open Data 500, run by the GovLab at New York University, is the first comprehensive study of U.S.-based businesses that use open government data - and offers extensive new proof of open data's value.
Joel Gurin, study's director, will describe what the Open Data 500 has taught us, show how it's leading to new forms of business/government dialogue, and discuss how to apply the same methods in the UK as well.
Joel Gurin is senior advisor at the GovLab at NYU, where he is project director for the Open Data 500, and author of the new book Open Data Now.