[Irtalk] The state of open data | Information Age

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Sat Jan 10 19:17:11 SAST 2015

*One dirty little secret in most US agencies is that they are mandated to
provide open data by a certain date but have not been given any additional
headcount or funding to do so*.

Open data is a growing force in the world of big data and analytics. It
brings new assets into the mix for developers and service providers to use
in providing feature-rich apps and services for their customers.

Unfortunately, like all other data sources, it suffers from major issues
that good governance and provenance practices could easily surmount.

*We must all remember that data is an asset and must be treated

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