Open innovation, open data: what it is & why it matters

Feb 23, 2011 · Seoul, United Kingdom
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Open innovation, open data: what it is & why it matters

An event and webinar hosted by 
AmbITion Scotland and the Edinburgh Festivals Innovation Lab

Date: Wednesday 23rd February, 2011
Location: Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
Webcasting: 1400 - 1545
Live event: 1330 - 1615

In this webinar, Roland Harwood and Ben Werdmuller will introduce you to the core concepts behind open innovation and open data and explore their enormous but yet untapped potential within the cultural sector.  By attending the session either in person or online, you will learn the principles of open innovation, hear engaging stories of how organisations across the UK have have benefited from such approaches and take away practical advice on how openness can give your organisation the edge.  This is the first of a special series of events co-hosted by AmbITion Scotland and the Edinburgh Festivals Innovation Lab.

Open innovation is:

what happens when you innovate with others - in a way which everyone wins
relevant to all areas of a cultural organisation
increasingly popular in many sectors but under-explored in arts & culture

Open data is:

a specific type of open innovation
a process which allows people to create valuable services you do not have the ability or time to do by using your data
a proven success for all types of organisation - from government to big business

Open innovation and open data are central ideas to the Edinburgh Festivals Innovation Lab.  Given that they are relatively new thinking in the cultural sector, AmbITion Scotland is working with the Lab to ensure that key learnings are captured and disseminated to the wider cultural sector. You can look forward to hearing much more about their ambitious vision for open innovation and open data in culture; the lessons the festivals learn as they experiment; as well as practical guidance for all cultural organisations in how to take advantage of this opportunity. 

Roland Harwood
Roland is director of 100%Open, the UK's first specialist open innovation consultancy.  Prior to founding 100%Open, he was Director of Open Innovation at NESTA where he produced ground-breaking projects with organisations such as Cancer Research UK, Virgin Atlantic and Orange.  As well his extensive experience in senior innovation roles, Roland's eclectic career has seen him work as a music producer for SonyBMG.  A popular blogger, speaker, network expert and occasional composer and expert on networks, this event sees Roland return to Edinburgh where he completed his PhD in Physics.

Ben Werdmuller
Ben Werdmuller is a pioneer of social software and has been creating online communities, websites and applications for fifteen years. Ben is a writer, Chief Technology Officer for Latakoo and the inaugural Edinburgh Festivals' Geek in Residence.

About the Edinburgh Festivals Innovation Lab
The Edinburgh Festivals Innovation Lab, or festivalslab for short, is a new initiative of Festivals Edinburgh, the strategic umbrella organisation that comprises the twelve Edinburgh Festivals.  It is an experimental and collaborative resource for the festivals to explore how they can use digital technology to create new value for audiences, artists, the city and the festivals themselves. Follow @festivalslab.

1330: Registration, coffee, networking
1400: Welcome to Inspace: Mark Daniels
1405: Update on AmbITion Scotland and the Edinburgh Festivals Innovation Lab: Hannah Rudman & Rohan Gunatillake
1415: Open Innovation | what it is & why it matters: Roland Harwood
1500: Open data & the arts: Ben Werdmuller, Edinburgh Festivals' Geeks in Residence 
1515: Q&A with Roland Harwood, Rohan Gunatillake & Ben Werdmuller
1545: End of webcast
1615: Event end after coffee and networking

Each Amb:IT:ion Scotland webinar is UNIQUE and shouldn’t be missed by anyone with ambitions to enhance their digital offering!
The webinars have been designed with Scottish cultural organisations and individual artists in mind, and the content and style of the webinars will appeal to those working in the wider creative and tourism sectors.

What’s it about?

Bringing the best minds in digital innovation to your doorstep, the Amb:IT:ion Scotland webinars:

are masterclasses - about thinking closely around one strategic digital opportunity

provide practical how-to information to take away

provide good and bad case studies to give you ideas of how you might successfully implement digital developments

are about networking and sharing with peers on the same learning path as you

can be attended in person, or can be participated live online, or can be viewed online on demand later.

What will I learn?

Some of the basics that you will need to decide whether or not certain digital developments are worth investing in by you/your organisation.
There are a limited number of places at the live event, but we will live video stream the session and make it available on-demand afterwards.
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