The fourth edition of Socrata’s Open Innovation magazine focuses on a simple question: What does it mean to be good at open data? By the time you reach the final page of this magazine, we know you will have many new ideas for how to improve upon your open data program.
In an effort to stimulate a larger conversation around the ‘future of things’, PSFK Labs in collaboration with iQ by intel has identified 10 trends and three major themes living within the internet of things that point to the role internet-enabled technologies will play in connected ecosystems of the future, and their effect on consumer behaviors and lifestyles.
The European Cloud Partnership (ECP) has recently published a document outlining a set of ideas on how Europe can help public and private organisations use, buy and sell cloud services in a safe and trusted environment. ‘Establishing a Trusted Cloud Europe’ report is a policy vision document developed within the framework of the European Cloud Computing Strategy
People all around the world are demanding more openness in government. They are seeking ways for citizens to be able to participate in the decisions that effect them, and for governments to be more transparent, responsive, accountable, and effective. The Open Government Guide highlights practical, measurable, specific and actionable steps that governments can, and are taking across a range of cross-cutting and focused areas.
Around the world, parliaments, governments, civil society organizations, and even individual parliamentarians, are taking measures to make the legislative process more participatory. Andrew Mandelbaum published a list, in OpeningParliament.org, containing examples of some of the more prominent efforts to engage citizens in the legislative process.
Stanford’s Social Algorithm’s Lab (SOAL) has built an interactive Participatory Budgeting Platform that allows users to simulate budgetary decision making on $1 million dollars of public monies. The Lab brings together economics, computer science, and networking to work on problems and understand the impact of social networking.