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Open Data Can and Will Shift the Power Balance

by Andrea Dimaio  |  January 21, 2014

The recent case of two students at Yale, who used university data to build a web site that allowed students to plan their schedules while comparing class evaluations and teacher ratings...

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There Is More To The US Open Data Policy Than Meets The Eye

by Andrea Dimaio  |  May 10, 2013

On May 9, after a longer-than-expected preparation, the Open Data Policy announced as part of the US Digital Government Strategy has been issued together with an executive order signed by...

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Is Open Data Just Nice To Have When Times Are Tough?

by Andrea Dimaio  |  April 4, 2013

Earlier today I was being briefed by a major vendor about their public sector offering. This vendor provides – among other things – content management solutions. In passing, I asked...

Read more » From Open Data Provider to Open Data Hub

by Andrea Dimaio  |  January 30, 2013

Those who happen to read my blog know that I am rather cynical about many enthusiastic pronouncements around open data. One of the points I keep banging on is that...

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Could Governments Run Out of Patience with Open Data?

by Andrea Dimaio  |  January 15, 2013

Yesterday I had yet another client conversation – this time with a mid-size municipality in the north of Europe – on the topic  of the economic value generated through open...

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A Year in Review: Top Ten for Smart Government in 2012

by Andrea Dimaio  |  December 20, 2012

For the fourth year in a row, here is my (absolutely personal) top ten in the area of government innovation.  Over the last three years the title was “Top Ten...

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Open Data Is Not for Sprinters

by Andrea Dimaio  |  November 20, 2012

I read yesterday on Computerworld UK that UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s special envoy on the UN’s post-2015 development goals has said that he is ‘disappointed’ by how much the...

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Why Government Should Care Less About Open Data and More About Data

by Andrea Dimaio  |  October 22, 2012

Among the flurry of activities and deja-vu around open data that governments worldwide, in all tiers are pursuing to increase transparency and fuel a data economy, I found something really...

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Italy’s Digital Strategy: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

by Andrea Dimaio  |  October 5, 2012

On October 4th, after great anticipation and endless debates, the Italian Digital Agenda has been approved (see presentation in Italian here). It is part of a Decree about Growth tackling...

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