As part of the lead-up to International Right To Know Day, the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario held a special panel event to discuss the social and economic value of open data.
I had a chance to speak at the event, and used the opportunity to highlight the real economic and market imperative for open data. My argument was simple: the decision to share information with entrepreneurs and innovators isn’t one of hearts and minds, but one based on economics. Open data will help Ontario grow and create new companies and jobs.
I’ve shared the presentation here; I’d love to hear from you so I can share some of the remarks I made around the slides.
Joe Greenwood is the Executive Lead, Data and Program Director of MaRS Data Catalyst. He works with stakeholders to identify opportunities to reuse data from different sources to support effective innovation programs and to enable the growth of commercial and social enterprises in target innovation and market sectors in Ontario. See more…