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SpeedData: Rob Benson of BEN PCT


Rob Benson

Rob Benson of BEN PCT

Rob Benson handles E-communications for Birmingham East and North Primary Care Trust. During SpeedData Rob spoke about how it might be quite difficult to get some people within organisations to appreciate the reasons for making data available, particularly within an institution like the NHS where issues of privacy are particularly important.

But Rob was taken with Jon Bounds cat-based explanation of why giving people things they can use for themselves can mean your data much more – and much more interesting ways – than if you don’t. As Rob is quick to point out, by just using a few simple tools, with some data and a bit of imagination, you can make a powerful point on your own – rather as Dave Harte demonstrated with his gritting map.


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