We're going to be kicking off our #zombiedata event in 2 minutes!
Monique Villa has just opened the Thomson Reuters Foundation #zombiedata event
Thomson Reuters Foundation Editor Tim Large is welcoming all participants to #zombiedata
Introductions are being made and everyone is settling in for an exciting discussion. #zombiedata
"How has Open Data failed to live up to its hype?" - Tim Large #zombiedata
"A lot of excitement from the promise of open data to solve everything from climate change to fixing the potholes on your street" - Tim Large #zombie data
Charge number 1 - Suppliers of Open Data have failed to live up to their name but its just not being used. It's overly supply side data. Have we solved the last mile problem to make this stuff really useful? #zombiedata
Charge 2 - Open Data is not living up to its name because of the great technological divide.
Charge 3 - Open Data is complicated and messy. It's highly complicated and not easily used or read
Andrew Stott, from UK Transparency Board - Institutions given the chance, will change this into a large IT project, will pick and choose what to put out there or will highly aggregate it #zombiedata
Andrew Stott - Open Data policy in the UK is being driven by requests.
Andrew Stott - Governments need to make contact points accessible and not just put it on a website #zombiedata
Daniel Kaufman who coined the term #zombiedata says "Maternal mortality, whole data sets is generated by models, it's not actual data."
Kaufman - "The whole field including open data is very fragmented" #zombiedata
Kaufman - "The bottom line is that there is no way of leaving out the linkage experts, the contextualisers and the technolgy experts" #zombiedata
Kaufman - "The technical side of open data is great" #zombiedata
Clare Short - "Open data is ten years old as an idea and five years operational" #zombiedata
Short - "Our evaluation has found that it really helps to entrench transparency." #zombiedata
Short - "I have been to rollouts for the reports and bright normal people say "this is just a load of numbers, I want to know when we're getting electricity" #zombiedata
Short - "we are very clear that we have to put information into some sort of context otherwise it'll be data that just what financial analysts use" #zombiedata
Short - "It's work in progress but the data is still sleeping. So we need to be smarter how it's presented" #zombiedata
Ellen Miller from the Sunlight Foundation - "Zombie data is zombie data. We don't have inventories in the US unlike in the UK." #zombiedata