Fraunhofer FOKUS organizes 1st International Open Data Dialog

News from Nov. 01, 2012

From December 5-6, 2012, Fraunhofer FOKUS will host the “1st International Open Data Dialog – Potentials for Urban Innovation and New Businesses (ODD 2012)” in Berlin. The ODD seeks to target industry, civil society, government and research and aims to discuss about the status, needs and challenges in opening data to the public.

Innovation happens where data is open, available online, structured and readable by man and machine and thus can be processed into value-added services. Open data is one of the most important keys to the future of our knowledge-based society. Be it environmental data, public utility data, geo data, or some other data, the open data approach is a way to open up the most important resource of the 21st century: the underlying data of various information. Providing open data will make societal processes, developments and trends transparent, more understandable and strengthen the trust between industry, governments and civil societies. With the Internet of Things, the mounds of data will continue to grow. It is for these reasons that we should manage them – competently, conceptually, and jointly.

This 1st International Open Data Dialog will be held from December 5-6.2012 in Berlin. For more information about open data in general, ongoing projects and the agenda of the ODD 2012 please have a look at our Open Data Research Portal.