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Lessons Learned on Technology, Data Sharing & Data Infrastructure for Tech-Enabled Disaster Management by Julian Carver

May 23rd, 2016

Guest Post by Julian Carver Julian Carver was the acting Chief Information Officer at the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) until June 2012. From March 2013 – April 2015 he led the Canterbury Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) Programme at Land Information New Zealand (LINZ), a $5m investment in a set of tech projects to support the […]

The GovLab Embarks to Expand Open Data 500 Study in Collaboration with Columbia Business School

May 23rd, 2016

Which companies are using Open Data, and how are they related? The GovLab Embarks to Expand Open Data 500 Study in Collaboration with Graduate Business School of Columbia University Two years ago the GovLab developed the first-ever census of open data companies in the US: the Open Data 500. Today, in collaboration with the Graduate […]

The Finance Innovation Lab – A Strategy for Systems Change

May 19th, 2016

In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, the effects of which are still being felt today, how can innovators from both sides of the financial system work toward reform? Last Monday as part of The GovLab’s Ideas Lunch series, Rachel Sinha from The Finance Innovation Lab in the UK tackled this question head-on. […]

Building Data Responsibility into Humanitarian Action

May 16th, 2016

Next Monday, May 23rd, governments, non-profit organizations and citizen groups will gather in Istanbul at the first World Humanitarian Summit. A range of important issues will be on the agenda, not least of which the refugee crisis confronting the Middle East and Europe. Also on the agenda will be an issue of growing importance and […]

Canada’s Open Data Exchange (ODX) and GovLab launch OD150- Canada

April 29th, 2016

Cross posted from Canada’s Open Data Exchange (ODX): Data is the New Gold. Open data isn’t what you think. It’s more than a transparency exercise for government. It stretches beyond social good. In reality, it’s a growing resource companies can leverage to affect their bottom line. Data is the new gold. Whether used to enhance, […]

NEW Platform for Sharing Research on Opening Governance: The Open Governance Research Exchange (OGRX)

April 28th, 2016

Today,  The GovLab, in collaboration with founding partners mySociety and the World Bank’s Digital Engagement Evaluation Team are launching the Open Governance Research Exchange (OGRX), a new platform for sharing research and findings on innovations in governance. From crowdsourcing to nudges to open data to participatory budgeting, more open and innovative ways to tackle society’s […]

2nd Open Data Research Summit

April 22nd, 2016

We are pleased to announce that the second Open Data Research Symposium (#ODRS16) will be held on October 5, 2016 prior to the International Open Data Conference 2016 in Madrid, Spain. Call for Abstracts Deadline: May 30, 2016 As open data becomes entrenched in the policy mainstream, there is an ongoing need to delve deeper into the […]

The GovLab Selected Readings on Data and Humanitarian Response

April 3rd, 2016

By Prianka Srinivasan and Stefaan G. Verhulst * As part of an ongoing effort to build a knowledge base for the field of opening governance by organizing and disseminating its learnings, the GovLab Selected Readings series provides an annotated and curated collection of recommended works on key opening governance topics. In this edition, we explore […]

Canada joins the GovLab Open Data 500 Global Network

April 1st, 2016

GovLab is thrilled to announce the newest member to the Open Data Global Network: Canada. Canada joins an international network of researchers, open data organizations and government agencies from the U.S., Mexico, Italy, Korea and Australia that seek to understand how open data is used by businesses to create new lines of activities or jobs […]

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