The emergence of social technologies has brought with it the
absolute necessity for transparency of data. There has been a shift
from using data to be accountable to making data accessible and open
for free re-use to benefit profit making organisations and the man
on the street.
We have launched a new series of London events with our first one
at the HUB,
exploring the fast growing trend of open data and how it is impacting
different industries. From government data about spending, parking
tickets to local NHS hospital waiting lists, to the Wikileaks'
Afghanistan war logs, all this data is now freely accessible and open
for free re-use.
How can it be used, manipulated, visualised or even used to benefit
profit making organisations? With viewpoints from technologists,
designers and journalists we explore how you can make data work.
You can find more info about the event at http://www.media140.com/dataconomy
|| ||David McCandless is a London-based award
winning writer, author, designer and creative director.
He’s written for over 30 publications including Wired and
The Guardian. |
You can follow David on twitter.
|| ||Dr Rufus Pollock is a Director of the Open
Knowledge Foundation which he co-founded in 2004 and the Mead
Fellow in Economics at Emmanuel College, University of
Cambridge. He has worked extensively, as a scholar, coder and
activist on the technological, social and legal issues
surrounding access and sharing of knowledge. |
can read more about Rufus here on his blog
|| ||Simon Rogers is the Guardian Datablog and
Datastore – and is a news editor for the Guardian. He was
involved in the analysis of the recent Wikileaks Afghanistan
documents and recently received a commendation by the Royal
Statistical Society. |
You can follow Simon on twitter.
|| ||Andrew Lyons is an entrepreneur with over a
decade of experience building and launching innovative software
products; he is currently Co-Founder and Commercial Director of
an award winning team of creatives and technologists who are
disrupting the way publishers and brands exploit online content
through their proprietary Platform that automates “turning
information into revenue”|
media140 data economy is the first in a series of unique events we
are hosting in London across different subject. It is a participartory
experience with speakers providing 20 minute presentations with
discussion and debate at the end of the event.
- Thursday, 21st October 2010
- Earlybird tickets £25 (including drinks)
- Event commences at 7.00pm, doors open from 6.30pm
- Drinks will be available during the evening (Non Alcoholic
drinks are available)
- Food is supplied by Think Eat
Drink (organic produce)
Where is the event being hosted?
The event is being hosted inside the beautiful listed building at
the Hub in Kings Cross London. Based in the heart one of central
London’s most exciting areas. It is are easily accessible by 5
different tube lines at Kings Cross St Pancras station and is located
less than a 5 minute walk from the Eurostar terminal at the St Pancras
If you would like to sponsor this or any future media140 events and
put your brand into the heart of a media140 community, please get in
touch with the events team.