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Open Government data: an opportunity for public value creation

Open Government data: an opportunity for public value creation Online

Virtual panel discussion on Open Government data

In the European Commission’s Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) rankings Ireland was ranked fifth for 2021 and has scored well in the digital public services category, particularly in open data. In the EU Open Data Maturity Report Ireland ranked 2nd and has clearly followed an ambitious open data publication strategy that includes open data reuse policies.

Our panel discussion will include what does an open data ecosystem look like and to what extent does open public data enable the creation of public value. This will be discussed within the context of open data that is accessible to all, in relation to digital literacy, and its impact on citizen centric processes and services. The panel will also discuss Ireland’s success as leaders in open government data, and what does the future of open government data look like.

The panel will be moderated by Dr Ann O'Brien.

Panel members:

Anneke Zuiderwijk

Dr. Anneke Zuiderwijk is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Her research focuses on open data, and more specifically, on developing theory for implementing infrastructural and institutional arrangements that promote open data sharing and reuse in specific contexts. Anneke obtained her PhD with distinction, received the international Digital Governance Junior Scholar Award (2016), serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the e-Journal of e-Democracy and Open Government, and was ranked as one of the most influential open data researchers worldwide (Hossain, Dwivedi & Rana, 2016). Anneke is also one of the co-authors of the reference book “The World of Open Data: Concepts, Methods, Tools and Experiences” (2018). She is the author of more than 50 publications and her research has been cited over 6,000 times.


Adriano Amaral

Adriano Amaral has been passionate about Open Data since 2010, when he started to design and prototype data products. With a MSc and Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering, he founded uGov (OpenGov initiative) and Alavanca.ai (Opendata for SME). Adriano joined Derilinx in 2020 to support the Open Data Programme and the roadmap for DatAdore, Derilinx Open Data Platform. Previously he worked as Open Data Lead Manager for Public Sector in Oracle Technologies, building the Open Data and Big Data business team from scratch. He led more than 47x Data Prototypes, designed the Open Data Lab and a massive Data Lake (750TB) for Data Sharing and Open Data purpose. Adriano is an active community member of Opendata and Open Government Partnership in Brazil and collaborates with other organisations around the world such as Open Data Smart Cities. He participated actively in the Opendata Conferences in Madrid 2016, Buenos Aires 2018 and OGP Summit Georgia 2018.

Noel Carroll

Dr. Noel Carroll is the Associate Head of Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) within the NUI Galway School of Business and Economics. He is also the Programme Director for the MSc. in Information Systems Management (ISM) and a Lecturer in Business Information Systems. Noel founded the Citizen Development Lab at NUI Galway (citizendevelopmentlab.com) and he is also a Funded Investigator with Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software, and the Whitaker Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway. His research interests include seeking ways to support organisations in developing transformation strategies in software development, digital innovation, and health informatics for multinationals, SMEs, and start-ups. He has edited special issues, published, chaired, and reviewed for leading international journals and conferences in his field

Monday, April 11, 2022
12:00 - 13:00
Time Zone:
UK, Ireland, Lisbon Time (change)
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