Intro: This talk will show how Open Data from government, private sources, and social media is opening huge new opportunities in business and the public sector.
Fee: $5 is for dinner. Chinese food will be served. Please let me know if you have any allergy or prefer vegetarian dishes.
Bio: Joel Gurin is the author of the new book <<Open Data Now>>(McGraw-Hill, 2014) and covers the subject on his website, OpenDataNow.com. Currently senior advisor at the GovLab at NYU, he was previously Chair of the White House Task Force on Smart Disclosure and editorial director and executive vice president of Consumer Reports
Preparation: Attendees are encouraged to read Joel Gurin's blog at OpenDataNow.com and the new book Open Data Now (Copies will also be available for sale at the event.)
Agenda: This talk will explore the implications of Open Data using a broad definition: Open Data is accessible public data we can use to launch new ventures, analyze trends, make decisions, and solve problems. The talk will cover: - What Open Data is - and how it relates to Big Data and Open Government- Sources of Open Data, including government, private sector, and social media - Eight major Open Data trends- Lessons for business, government, and the tech sector
Content: The talk will be non-technical in nature and requires no previous knowledge of Open Data or the technology used to manage it. Instead, the talk will focus on the implications of Open Data for our economy and society.
Special Thanks: We appreciate McGraw-Hill for giving us two free copies of <<Open Data Now>>. We will run data science reader club within this group starting this month. So we can circulate many interesting data science related copies among interested members.