Panel Discussion at Griffith University on Open Data
“A piece of data is open if anyone is free to use, reuse and distribute it – subject only, at most, to a requirement to attribute or share-alike”.
A panel discussion was held at Griffith University on 9 March 2016 to discuss the extraction of strategic advantage from public data sources. The event gave attendees the opportunity to meet industry colleagues and participate in a discussion with panelists David Ainscough, John Galvin and Kim Walters.
David Ainscough, Acting Director of Open Policy at the Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation presented on Queensland Government initiatives in relation to open policy and data intermixing to obtain economic and social benefits for the community.
John Galvin, Enterprise Information Architect – Open Data at the City of Gold Coast discussed open data in the context of smart cities and his experience with major projects and data sets.
Kim Walters of W3IP Law considered the Legal Aspects of Open Data in relation to intellectual property rights, privacy and confidentiality and how to achieve open data though the creative commons sets of licences.
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