Based on practical experience implementing data.gov.uk and the UK government transparency programme this talk will discuss key issues for teams working within government bodies to implement open data programmes and policies, how they can be addressed and how other actors such as developers and activists can help public servants in their task.
by Andrew Stott on June 30th at 15:00 in Track I
Andrew Stott was Director for Transparency and Digital Engagement for the United Kingdom Government. He led the work to open up government data and create “data.gov.uk”; and after the 2010 Election he led the implementation of the new Government’s commitments on Transparency of central and local government including delivery of the Prime Minister’s personal pledges to release key finance and staffing data within the Government’s first six months in office. Following his retirement in December 2010 he continues to advise UK Ministers on the release of government data and other parts of their e-government programme as a member of the UK Public Sector Transparency Board, as well as advising other governments and contributing to the international development of the Open Data agenda.
Between 2004 and 2009 Andrew Stott was UK Government Deputy Chief Information Officer and Chair of the UK Government Chief Technology Officers Council. He joined the civil service in 1976 and subsequently worked in policy, finance, programme management roles as well as in both strategy and implementation roles in information technology. He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge where he studied both Mathematics and Law.