At the State of the Net conference in Trieste on 22 and 23 June, I gave a key-note presentation on Open Data to a crowd of some 500 people from the Italian internet community.

I described what Open Data is and how and why it has developed in the past years, and then launched into describing a few challenges for the coming time, ending with a call to arms to get going: demand your data, and experiment with using it. This not just for government held data but also for company held data that covers thematic areas that are relevant to our lives (banks, utilities, insurers, healthcare, food safety / agriculture)

Slides are embedded below.

State of the Net was a very well organized conference, and it was a pity I had to skip the second day and fly home. Also because Trieste is such a great city. Thank you Paolo for inviting me over 🙂

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