What next? Future Open Government Bar
The 4th session recaptures the debates of the day and concludes in a visionary debate about the bigger picture, the visions and nightmares about the future of our knowledge societies. The session is closed by an inspiring keynote from a special guest, as an opinion leader of the OGD movement.
Part I: Re-capture the discussions of the day by Daniel Dietrich (Germany, Open Knowledge Forundation) and Ton Zijlstra (Netherlands, ePSI platform) (10min)
Part II: The bigger picture: open data / open government and open societies (60min)
Description: Openness and transparency are becoming defining elements of governance in the 21st century after long campaigns by advocates of transparency and access to information laws. But it is also the result of the vertiginous development by civic hackers throughout the world of projects that enable both the re-use of public information and citizen engagement. On the supply side developments on Open Data have played a key role, to the point that sometimes they almost appear to be equated with Open Government. But is this the case? Technology and Open Data are critical enablers of 21st century transparency, but they need to fit into a comprehensive model of open and participatory governance. Conversely opening government data only covers some of the data that affects citizens’ lives, with much of the data that keeps the world going – finance, energy, social media… – only accessible to small elites or companies with deep pockets. How can we overcome these information asymetry and build a knowledge society that is truly inclusive and open?
Panelists: Andrew Stott (UK, Open Data Evangelist), Benjamin Ooghe-Tabanou (France, Regards Citoyens), Alison Tilley (South Africa, Open Democracy), María Baron (Argentina, Directorio Legislativo), Stephen Davenport (US, Development Gateway), Zoë Reiter (Germany, Transparency International)
Part III: Closing keynote by special guest (20min)
At the end of the day we will move to the OKFestival party!
Paul Suijkerbuijk (Netherlands, Open Data evangelist) and Ton Zijlstra (Netherlands, ePSI platform)
- Andrew Stott (UK, Open Data Evangelist)
- Benjamin Ooghe-Tabanou (France, Regards Citoyens)
- Alison Tilley (South Africa, Open Democracy)
- María Baron (Argentina, Directorio Legislativo)
- Stephen Davenport (US, Development Gateway)
- Zoë Reiter (Germany, Transparency International)
Location: Inspire Auditorium
Date & Time: Tue, 18:00
Target Group: linked from http://okfestival.okfn.org/Tastream](http://okfestival.okfn.org/Tastream)
Topic Stream: Transparency and Accountability
Session Etherpad page: linked from http://okfestival.okfn.org/Tastream](http://okfestival.okfn.org/Tastream)