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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...

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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How Open Data Can Both Be Important and Become Irrelevant

by Andrea Dimaio  |  September 11, 2012

In his relentless campaign for the importance of open data, Alex Howard published an interesting article where he mentions a recent press release by Gartner that highlights the “big data...

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Governments Could Go Out of Business: What Should Technology Do?

by Andrea Dimaio  |  July 25, 2012

People have been following with a moderate sense of worry the financial crisis unfolding in Greece and other European countries, Despite how dramatic the situation has become in Greece, many...

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When Government Does Not Understand Simple On-Line Needs

by Andrea Dimaio  |  July 6, 2012

This morning I was driving near one of the major processing sites of the garbage collection company in Milan, and a truck came out of the site, without giving any...

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The Unbearable Lightness of Openness

by Andrea Dimaio  |  July 4, 2012

Over the last ten years I have come across countless consultants and advisors to government and the broader public sector who have been asserting the unquestionable benefits of anything preceded...

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Let's Take Open Government Out of The Hands of Technologists

by Andrea Dimaio  |  May 18, 2012

Yesterday I attended ForumPA, the largest government technology conference in Italy, which draws every year a crowd of 30 to 40,000 people from government, industry and academia to discuss how...

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Open Data and The New Divide

by Andrea Dimaio  |  May 14, 2012

Over the last four years open government and open data have been at the forefront of the debate on how governments can become more transparent, participative and efficient. The theory...

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Why Employees Are The Missing Link for Successful Open Government

by Andrea Dimaio  |  May 3, 2012

Open government initiatives are either aimed at providing greater transparency, usually as a reaction to an accusation or perception of excessive secrecy, or at engaging citizens in specific problem solution...

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What Does It Take to Make Open Data Really Open?

by Andrea Dimaio  |  May 2, 2012

While I was thinking about this post, I have seen Tom Slee’s one titled “Why the Open Data Movement is a Joke”, which has raised some discussion and understandable outrage...

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