The eGov unit of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics @ NUI Galway succeeded in becoming Ireland’s first node of the London based Open Data Institute (ODI) headed by Sir Tim Berners Lee the inventor of the World Wide Web joining NICVA in Northern Ireland as the ODI representatives on the island of Ireland. The […]
Former Irish Senator Niall Ó Brolcháin a researcher with the eGov unit at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics  in the National University of Ireland, Galway asks how sovereign Governments that were constituted in a bygone age can move into a new era that demands Openness and Transparency. In the early years of the eighteenth […]
How can Open Government Partnership members bridge the “Commitment-Indicator” Gap for greater Return on Investment?
Recent findings from analysis of the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) reports of #OGP members show increasing difficulty in linking the implementation of OGP commitments to concrete outcomes and impacts in government and society. A special study investigated how the international governance and socio-economic development indicators could underpin an approach for governments to track the overall […]
Many people do not see a connection between #open data and #smart cities. After many years involved in ICT and #city governance I would argue that high quality #open #data is an essential building block for smarter cities.
Data is the raw material that will help us meet 21st century challenges: to reduce friction in our economy, increase our sustainability and create opportunities to innovate. Our data infrastructure is as important as our physical infrastructure. A strong data infrastructure will increase interoperability and collaboration, efficiency and productivity in public and private sectors, nationally […]
The ODI Nodes are an important part of our global network. The last year has seen significant growth: we have welcomed Rio, Devon, Queensland and Athens to the community; our first group of nodes have become ODI registered trainers; our community of nodes have collaborated with us to deliver global projects; and the network is […]