The big debate: open data | Public Leaders Network | Guardian Professional 2012-08-23


The Commons public accounts committee recently slammed the government's open data policy for releasing too much unintelligible raw data. But releasing more government data is a cornerstone of government policy.  The open data white paper, published in June, states: ‘From the prime minister down, central government is committed to making open data an effective engine of economic growth, social wellbeing, political accountability and public service improvement.’  How is this being translated across different public services? We asked public leaders how they are tackling the challenges, and reaping the potential benefits, of making more information available... [1] Councillor Nigel Murphy – Manchester city council; lead member for Digital Manchester and executive member for environment ... [2] Carole Willis – chief scientific adviser, Department for Education ... [3] Simon Parr – chief constable, Cambridgeshire Constabulary ... [4] Tim Kelsey – national director for patients and information, NHS Commissioning Board ... [5] Francis Maude - minister for the Cabinet Office...”


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08/23/2012, 17:19

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08/23/2012, 13:19