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

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

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 […]

Apply Today for GovLab Academy Online Project Coaching– New Courses!

Passionate about fixing the public procurement process or interested in joining a group of entrepreneurs working on Data Driven Criminal Justice Innovation? Do you want to learn from peers and experts about applying more collaborative and open approaches to disaster management using technology? Apply Today for GovLab Academy online project coaching courses! Send in your […]

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

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, […]

Canada joins the GovLab Open Data 500 Global Network

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 […]

The GovLab Demos for Democracy features PlaceSpeak, a location-based citizen engagement platform

Demos for Democracy is an ongoing series of interactive online demos featuring designers and builders of new governance platforms, tools or methods designed to foster greater openness and collaboration to how we govern. On March 29, 2015, the GovLab featured a 30 minute conversation and online demo with Colleen Hardwick, CEO and Founder of PlaceSpeak, a geo-social place-based […]

The GovLab: Demos for Democracy features OneSmart.City, a citizen relationship platform for any government

The GovLab presents Demos for Democracy, an ongoing series of live, interactive online demos that feature designers and builders of the latest innovative governance platforms, tools or methods to foster greater openness and collaboration to how we govern. On March 3, 2016 we featured OneSmart.City  A citizen relationship platform for any government OneSmart.City was launched in November […]

Open Data Report from Australia – New Policies and Statements from PM Turnbull

In September 2015, The Honorable Malcolm Turnbull was elected Prime Minister of Australia.  In the following months, several important open data initiatives have been initiated from the Public Data Branch of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. As well, new programs are being designed based as evidence from the results of Australia’s Open Data 500 […]

#CrowdLaw — On the Verge of Disruptive Change….Designing to Scale Impact

Coauthored by Maria Hermosilla This post is third in series of four “reports from the field” on #crowdlaw On September 24th, The GovLab held its third online global conference on Crowd Law. The goal of these peer-to-peer learning events are to deepen the collective understanding of what works, connect practitioners across the world and accelerate […]

Open Data 500 Korea Goes Live

Today, The GovLab is pleased to join our partner, the National Information Society Agency (NIA), in announcing the official launch of Open Data 500 Korea, a study of the open data ecosystem in South Korea. Korea is the newest member of the Open Data 500 Global Network, an international network of organizations and government agencies that study the […]