Changing the Culture for Open Data
Calling all open data innovators, aggregators, synergists, crowdsourcers, frameworkers, and thought leaders -- let's collaborate.
On April 22, the Data Transparency Coalition and the GAO's Government Data Sharing Community of Practice will sync-up for a panel discussion focusing on the cultural change necessary for government agencies to embrace open data.
Open data success stories come from wildly different areas of government and involve diverse types of information -- banks' call reports at the FDIC, campsite availability at the Forest Service, geospatial information at the Department of the Interior. Yet these cultural changes share certain characteristics in common: all of them have needed strong championship from senior leaders, all of them have relied more on relationship-building than mandatory fiat, and all of them involved some internal benefit to be derived from the shift from documents to data.
This event will bring together open data leaders from across government to explore past success stories of open data cultural change -- and then dig into some key areas of government information where cultural change hasn't happened yet, but might soon.