Open Scholarship Week 2022: Open Government data: an opportunity for public value creation
From Hardy Schwamm
In the European Commission’s Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) rankings Ireland was ranked fifth for 2021 and has scored well in the digital public services category, particularly in open data. In the EU Open Data Maturity Report Ireland ranked 2nd and has clearly followed an ambitious open data publication strategy that includes open data reuse policies.
Our panel discussion included what does an open data ecosystem look like and to what extent does open public data enable the creation of public value. This was discussed within the context of open data that is accessible to all, in relation to digital literacy, and its impact on citizen centric processes and services. The panel also discussed Ireland’s success as leaders in open government data, and what does the future of open government data look like.
The panel was moderated by Dr Ann O'Brien.