Data, helping from all angles. Paul Stone

When it comes to managing assets, probably your most valuable asset is not even in your books, Data.
Data is seldom thought of as an asset, yet it has the potential to generate value every time it’s used. Data about your assets can help you manage them, when its open it can help others avoid damaging them, locate and use them, make planning decisions, or be more resilient in a crisis. Other open data can help you protect your assets and make better investment decisions and be more resilient.
Paul will talk about the value and utility of data along with a few stories of innovative ways to use data, that may just get you thinking differently about data…

Paul is the New Zealand Open Government Data Programme Leader. He has over 20 years’ experience in IT for a variety of organisations including Knight Frank (NZ) Limited, Ministry of Defence, Charities Commission, and was CIO at the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.
Paul was responsible for delivering the New Zealand Charities Register as open data in 2011. He worked one day a week the New Zealand Open Government Data Programme for three years, and has been full time on it for the last 5 years. He is a member of the Global Open Data Leaders Network and the OECD Open Data Expert Group and is chair of the International Open Data Charter’s Implementation Working Group. His passion is connecting people, data and ideas, and watching the value of data multiply through reuse.

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