26 June 2014
Sheffield 10 July 2015
Sheffield has a vibrant open data community and a council that is creating the environment and infrastructure to enable the benefits of open data to be realised. This event is about showcasing what has been achieved, in Sheffield and further afield, including the open data publishing platform provided by Socrata at data.sheffield.gov.uk and the Air Quality Plus project run by Sheffield’s Better with Data Society.
Purpose of the event
To engage and energise decision-makers working in or with the council by illustrating the benefits of opening up data, and explaining how, through publishing open data, better outcomes can be delivered for residents, businesses, voluntary and public services.
Who should attend?
This event has been designed for service and project managers; strategic policy officers from public and third sector providers and partners in Sheffield; Service Managers, Policy Officers, Chief Information Officers, information and data officers, academics and other specialists in Sheffield, Yorkshire & Humber, and across the country with an interest in open data.
This is a free-to-attend event, follow the link for registration
Sheffield Town Hall, S1 2HH
John Curtis, Head of Information and Knowledge Management, Sheffield City Council
1000 Welcome: John Curtis
1005 The strategic imperative for embracing open data: John Mothersole, Chief Executive, Sheffield City Council
1015 Making a difference with data case studies: Birmingham housing release of data project - Vicky Sargent (Boilerhouse) and Nick Booth (Podnosh); Doing Data Differently? A community-based approach - Jon Poole (Bath Hacked); Air Quality+: end-to-end open data engagement & beyond - Danny Antrobus & Ian Ibbotson (Better with Data)
1100 Local government and policy context: Why open data matters to local government officers (Tim Adams, LGA); Connecting policy to impact (Ellen Broad, Open Data Institute); Open data in digital services (Catherine Howe, Capita).
1145 Roundtable/workshop introductions
1150 Open data and public sector transformation: Smart cities: connected transformation and innovation in Sheffield (Sharon Squires, Sheffield Executive Board); Sheffield Smart Lab: addressing urban challenges (Mark Saunders, Ferrovial Services); What is a smart city? (Paul Connell, ODI Leeds); Data-driven service innovation (Jamie Whyte, Trafford Innovation & Intelligence Lab); Stimulating data-driven and challenge-led social innovation (Ed Parkes, Nesta).
1400 Roundtables/workshops: Barriers to open data (Vicky Sargent, Boilerhouse); A beginner's guide to using the Socrata platform (Rose Mortada, Socrata); Generating data insights (Jag Goraya, Better with Data); Open data for democratic engagement (Catherine Howe, Capita); Open data support and initiatives in the Council (John Curtis, Sheffield City Council); Creating engaged users through open data (Simon Cookson G2G3 Digital).
1500 Roundtables feedback
1515 Next steps: Open data culture: business as usual (Jag Goraya, Better with Data); Communicating with open data (Eddie Coates-Madden, Sheffield City Council)
1550 Roundup and concluding remarks: Aline Hayes, Director of Business change and Information Solutions, Sheffield City Council