Breakout session - Open Data: So does open government data really help open society?
We are posting a series of Loomio discussions about sessions and talks coming up at the conference, so participants can have a chance to discuss the topics, ask questions, and interact with the presenters.
Open government data has become a very trendy buzz phrase – all manner of influential people are using it to urge people towards visions of a better future. As the momentum grows and the activity increases, it’s high time for a reality check. Does open government data really move us towards that wonderful thing, an open society? And if it does, is New Zealand focusing on the right things to get us there, or have we lost sight of the proverbial forest for the trees?
Three smart people who move in the landscape of open government data will provide provocative thoughts to kick off an interactive session where you’ll get to give your views on these timely and important questions. Bring your brains and join Keith Ng, Brenda Wallace, Robert Gibb, the Open Government Data Programme and LINZ to ask and answer questions that NZ really needs right now.