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A Right to Data: Fulfilling the Promise of Open Public Data in the UK

Chris Yiu and Tim Kelsey | Policy Exchange | March 6, 2012

A Right to Data says that all non-personal data held by the public sector should be made available to the public for free. The report says that ending the practice of reselling key datasets like maps and postcodes would cost the government around £50 million a year in lost fees and charges. Read More »

Do We Have a Right to Open Public Data?

Glyn Moody | Computerworld UK | March 8, 2012

The progress made by the open data movement is pretty extraordinary. A few years ago, data was something that only statisticians cared about, but today it is one of the most vibrant areas of exploration and innovation. I think that's in part because of open source's example of how opening things up allows people to experiment and make progress faster than keeping everything locked down. Read More »

Frank Baitman Takes Over as HHS CIO

Staff | Federal News Radio | March 12, 2012

Frank Baitman is the new chief information officer at the Department of Health and Human Services. John Teeter, the HHS deputy CIO, confirmed Baitman started in mid-February. "We are getting him up to speed and in motion at HHS and I'm sure he'll do a fantastic job," Teeter said. Read More »

TED Video – Ushahidi’s Juliana Rotich Speaks About Brck, An Internet Access Modem Built For Africa

Staffwriter | Celebrating Progress Africa | June 24, 2013

Juliana Rotich is co-founder and executive director of Ushahidi, a nonprofit tech company that develops free and open-source software for information collection, interactive mapping and data curation. Read More »

TEDMED Tuesdays: U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park

Cameron Young | Nurture | August 21, 2012

Todd Park is HHS’s Chief Technology Officer, a post he has held since August 2009. In this role, his mission is to be a change agent and “entrepreneur-in-residence,” helping HHS harness the power of data, technology, and innovation to improve the health of the nation. Read More »

The Joy of Mentoring

Since 2016 is the 20th year I’ve served as CIO, I’ve given a great deal of thought to the various careers I’ve had and the roadmap for the 20 next years of my working life. In my late teens and 20s I was an entreprenuer running a 35 person software company while doing my medical and graduate school training. I was also a winemaker, home builder and engineer. In my early 30’s I was an Emergency physician, software coder, and data analyst. In my mid 30’s as a CIO, I focused on architecture, high reliability computing, and centralization of IT service delivery. In my early 40’s, I focused on disaster recovery, interoperability, and educational technologies..

The Social Return on Data

Staff Writer | Bloomberg Businessweek | February 23, 2012

You don’t normally find serial entrepreneurs working for the U.S. government. But Todd Park, who co-founded three companies by the time he was 36, believes he can help make Americans healthier. Read More »

U.S. CTO Todd Park Out To Spur Entrepreneurship With Data “Jujitsu”

Robert Buderi | Xconomy | September 10, 2012

The chief technology officer of a company can have a wide range of responsibilities—from overseeing development of innovative new products to making sure servers stay up. But what about the chief technology officer of the United States of America? Read More »

Why You Should Document Your Open Source Hardware Project

Simone Cicero | Open Electronics | May 28, 2013

It’s just few months that I’m strongly involved in the open source hardware movement and, despite I still not have a clear idea of how this community is composed. Read More »