Mr. Joel Gurin's lecture on "Open data for business"

5 october 2015 | Great Conference-hall, Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation

The roundtable “Revealing the data. What the state can give to business and society for their development” organized by the Analytical Center will take place on October 3 in Sochi. The discussion will be focused on the report of the international expert in the field of open data Mr. Joel Gurin “Open data for business”, designed to answer the questions about the benefits and the need of open data for society, prepared in 2015l.

The logical continuation of the event will be the meeting of the working group on open data on 5 October in Moscow, where Mr. Gurin will introduce advanced report “Open data for business”. During the lecture the expert will explain what the open data are, how they are associated with big data, why open data are necessary to the private sector and what is the potential economic impact of the disclosure of the data required by business.

Mr. Gurin will also represent a methodology of assessment of the demand for open data by business Open Data for Business Tool (OD4B), prepared by the World Bank. So as the previous method - Open Data Readiness Assessment Tool - OD4B planned to be tried in Russia, together with the team of the Analytical Center. The first session is focused on the transfer of know-how on how to conduct such an assessment in October-November 2015. The session will address the following questions:

- purpose, means, methodology structure;

- experience of use of methodology in Serbia and Kirgizia;

- supposed work sharing between the World Bank and the Analytical Center;

- identification of potential local partners.

It is planned to represent the results at the All-Russian Summit “Open Data” in December 2015 in Moscow.

For reference: Mr. Joel Gurin - a leading international expert on open data – free accessible public information that facilitates economic growth, development of science and innovations. President and founder of Center for Open Data Enterprise, non-commercial organization with head-quarters in Washington that promotes use of open data for achievement of economic and social effects. Author of the book “Open Data Now” (Open Data Now, McGraw-Hill, 2014).

Date: 5 October 2015, 10:00

Venue: Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation, Great Conference-hall

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