Open data – the topic widely discussed around the world – is still new for Russians. While officials and business are trying to figure out what open data actually is, experts are talking about its huge potential for economic growth. According to experts of the World Bank, the possible effect of the open data disclosure accounts for $200 billion for the EU, for the UK – £6,8 billion, the US - $96 billion a year. According to McKinsey experts, the potential global effect of the open data disclosure accounts for $3 trillion a year.
For now Russia is in conditions for successful development of the open data initiative and for the speedup of economic growth. According to the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), the open data disclosure only in the sphere of transport in Moscow may account for 58 billion rubles a year.
What can open data do for business and society? Can open data provide for economic growth? Can open data ensure growth of investment attractiveness and upgrade of the state administration? Experts will discuss these topics during the Round Table “Opening data: what the Government can do for business and society to ensure growth”, which is organized by the Analytical Center within the International Investment Forum in Sochi.
Moderator: Vasily Pushkin, the Deputy Head of the Analytical Center