Today I was honoured to give a keynote at the ILSI Annual Meetings, except I didn’t quite make it there. My “short stop” in Washington turned into two feet of snow and two cancelled flights.
Thankfully technology, OpenGovHub (and Alan Hudson!) prevailed and I could give my talk remotely (and then go enjoy the Capitol covered in snow).
I was asked to speak about the “pitfalls and challenges of open data”. I said the deepest pitfall I see people make is thinking their open data strategy should be about writing a policy or a building a data release mechanism. It is much better to look at what it is we want to achieve as organisations and communities, and build open data approaches into our strategies for how we achieve those objectives.
You can read my speaking notes here.