Español Following our recent research “Open data: Unlocking innovation and performance with liquid information”, we estimate that open data can generate a global economic impact of more than $3 trillion per year as a result of applications in five areas: education, transportation, consumer products, electricity and oil and gas. When talking about open data we don’t just … [Read more...] about Open data – a clear opportunity for Latin America, says McKinsey
Español The UN High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Millennium Development Agenda concluded that we need a data revolution to achieve newly established urgent development goals such as eradicating poverty. The impact of big data for development can be major and we need to be aware of its new opportunities. Here are some examples that illustrate how big data can improve … [Read more...] about 10+ ways big data can improve people’s lives
Español Last year’s Regional Conference on Open Data in LAC that took place in Montevideo was a turning point for open data in Latin America. It was the first Regional Conference and was supported by several international development organizations. Some months later, at the Open Government Partnership Summit 2013, a panel discussing the lessons learned from the Open Data … [Read more...] about Why Governments should open up to open data
Español February 22 is Open Data Day, a global initiative hosted and supported by the Open Knowledge Foundation to raise awareness about the importance of open data and the advances in the promotion of open data. That day there will be more than 130 hackathones in cities across the world including several Latin American cities. These hackathons will bring together individuals … [Read more...] about I am going to Open Data Day. How about you?