Talk at LIFT 2012

This week I’m at LIFT 2012 to give a talk on Open Data — and also to meet with the great bunch of Swisss Open Data folks!

Update 2012-02-24: Slides up

Open Data: How We Got Here and Where We’re Going

Abstract

Over the past few years, there has an explosive growth in open data with significant uptake in government, research and elsewhere. Open data has the potential to transform society, government and the economy, from how we travel to work to how we decide to vote. But we have only just begun down this road, and the going, even so far, has not always been easy.

This talk will introduce the idea of open data, explain how, and why, we are where we are today, and, finally, look to the future of the rapidly evolving open data ecoystem.