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Archive for the ‘Collaboration’ Category

SpeedData: 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 […]

SpeedData: Alex Burrows of Centro


Alex Burrows is the head of strategy at Centro, the public transport authority for the West Midlands. He explained that Centro deals with enormous amounts of data, but has until now perhaps not been as aware of some of the interesting things that other people might be prepared to do with their data. I spoke […]

SpeedData: Jon Bounds


Jon explained why people do stuff for free on the web by talking about Cliche Kitty and Domo Kun. For those who don’t know, Cliche Kitty and Domo Kun were brought together on the internet. Have a look here. Jon described how people started to use these images and add to them and create new and […]