National Open Data Conferences
The annual National Open Data Conference is designed to bring together the Open Data community in order to learn, share, plan and collaborate on the future of open data in Ireland. The conferences aim to showcase how open data is being utilised by business, citizens and policy makers to inform amd improve services for all.
This conference is open to everyone, those who wish to learn more about Open Data, those working in the area of Open Data or with data in general.
The Open Data Unit at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform with the support of Derilinx run the Open Data Conference each year.
You can access the recordings and presentations of previous Open Data Conferences below.
National Open Data Conference 2021 (30th November)
The 2021 conference was focused on the theme of “The Importance of Data Quality – How publishing interoperable, harmonised data can directly benefit its use and impact.” We heard from practitioners who are applying data standards, validation and quality monitoring to improve the reusablity of their data. There were also be speakers from the user community, including businesses and individuals who are using this data, who shared their experiences and the challenges that still remain.
- Keynote: “Towards a Purpose and Question-driven Open Data Ecosystem”, Stefaan Verhulst, Co-Founder and Chief Research and Development Officer, The GovLab at New York University
- "Open Data Publishing Guidelines" and "Impact Research Project", Rhoda Kerins, Open Data Lead, and Fatemeh Ahmadi Zeleti, Researcher, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
- “PxStat – opening up CSO’s data”, Eoin MacCuirc, Damien Roche, Lorenzo Bruni, Dissemination Applications Technology Development Team, CSO
- “Hale & Hearty: Creating a Knowledge Base to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in Ireland”, Aishling Hyland, Digital Strategy Manager, Fingal County Council
- “OpenActive: Using Data to help people get active”, Timothy Hill, Principal Technologist at the Open Data Institute
- “The Role of a City Profile in developing a WHO Healthy City”, Denise Cahill, Healthy Cities Coordinator ,Cork City
- “The Dublin Region Open Data Working Group: Developing a Coordinated Open Data Approach across the Dublin Region”, Luke Binns, Smart Dublin Projects Coordinator, Smart Dublin
- “Supporting the Public Service Data Strategy with GeoHive – the State’s National Geospatial Data Hub”, Maria Byrne, National Geospatial Infrastructure Manager, Ordnance Survey Ireland
- “AddressLink: Building a Single Source API for Property Data in Ireland with Open Data”, Richard Cantwell, Principal Consultant, Gamma Location Intelligence
- “Open Data Use: Our findings from the INCASE Project and Data4Nature Report“, Lisa Coleman, GIS Analyst on the INCASE project, UCD
- “Using Open Data to provide evidence for policies to reduce Greenhouse Gases and to improve biodiversity”, Niall Ó Brolcháin, Researcher / Lecturer in the National University of Ireland in Galway.
- “Open Data Directive and Supporting Frameworks“, Rhoda Kerins, Open Data Lead, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.
National Open Data Conference 2020 (2nd December)
The 2020 conference was focused on the theme of “The journey from Open Data Publication to Impact – How the publication, reporting and re-use of data enables the delivery of improved public service.”
The conference included an opening from Minister Ossian Smyth, Minister of State for Public Procurement and eGovernment and contributions from renowned International Speakers who shared their perspective on best practice and the future of Open Data. It also included testimonials from local open data publishers and open data re-users, putting powerful and practical perspectives on how to progress the journey for publication to tangible impact.
"High Value Datasets - From Publication to Impact", Elena Simperl,Professor of Computer Science, Kings College London
"How the Covid-19 crisis drove the publication of Open Data", Hugh Mangan, Business & Marketing Manager, Ordnance Survey Ireland
"Outcomes for Children, National Data & Information Hub", Peggy Ryan and Sheila Moore, Regional Management Information Officers Tusla
"Building City Dashboards Project: The Dublin Dashboard", Liam O'Sullivan, Senior Software Developer, Dublin Dashboard
"Hale & Hearty, Improving the Health & Wellbeing of People Living in Ireland", Deirdre Lee, Founder and Director, Derilinx
"Open Data as part of a wider European Data and AI Ecosystem", Edward Curry, Principal Investigator, Insight Centre
"Public Service Data Catalogue", Mark Warren, Assistant Principal, OGCIO
"High Value Datasets", Josh D'Addario, Senior Consultant, Open Data Institute