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    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  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.

     
    Rufus Pollock  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.

    You can read more about Rufus here on his blog

     
    Simon Rogers  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  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 Ultra Knowledge, 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”

     

    Event details

    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?

     
      Hub Kings Cross
    34b York Way
    London
    N1 9AB

    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 International station.

     

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    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.

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