Join our expert panel and keynote speaker as they explore the opportunities and debate the challenges of open data at this Friends of the Library event.
Open Data improves lives and empowers us with access to new knowledge and insight. It stimulates economic opportunity, fosters greater transparency and accountability, enhances public service delivery, and provides beneficial social outcomes.
Australian Government data was described by Prime Minister Turnbull as "a strategic national resource that holds considerable value for growing the economy, improving service delivery, and transforming policy outcomes for the nation”.
Joining us will be Ms Helen Owens from the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet. Ms Owens, the Principal Advisor within the Public Data Branch, will give a keynote presentation on the draft commitments of Australia's first Open Government Partnership National Action Plan.
Following this exciting presentation will be a panel discussion with Linda O'Brien, Pro Vice Chancellor (Information Services), Griffith University; Teresa Harding, Director Open Data Policy, Queensland Government; Brentyn Parkin, Executive Director, Community Information Support Services and Maree Adshead, CEO Open Data Institute Queensland.
Topics canvassed will include where to locate and access publicly available data-sets, and the legal aspects of the Open Data movement.
This is a free event with registration essential.