Versión en Español Governments, agencies and cities around the world are increasingly interested in opening up data. Why? The answer is simple: they are all constrained by the resources available and need to do more with less, while also prioritizing innovation and new business development. Open data therefore represents a unique opportunity to innovate public services … [Read more...] about The first five years of Data.gov: Which are the lessons learned?
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 It is estimated that there are 1.8M scientific articles published every year, but about half aren’t read by anyone except the reviewers and editor. Either 50% of research is worthless (and thus 50% of funding misspent), or we have a serious discovery problem. Many public and private institutions are increasingly seeing the importance of the web for distributing … [Read more...] about 4 tips to create a good knowledge repository
Español Embracing the idea of open knowledge is a major opportunity for governments and public institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean to increase the impact of the resources they dedicate to producing knowledge, strengthen their ability to engage their citizens, and to gain new ideas. … [Read more...] about Disseminate that knowledge, it’s a public good!
Español Organizations are increasingly realizing that they can learn more from mistakes than from successes, and yet, speaking of failure remains a taboo difficult to break. Some organizations such as Engineers without Borders, have moved ahead and explained publicly their failures. Why and how? Here I share some examples of how organizations can take advantage of failure. … [Read more...] about 4 ways to transform failure into success