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Opportunities & Challenges of Open Data & Data Sharing

  • Australian Smart Communities Association Australia (map)

Data sharing is rapidly becoming a norm across many organisations. Without a doubt this trend helps drive creation of new products and services, encourages citizen collaboration, solves problems more effectively and can assist in developing an agile and resilient workforce.

However, before embracing data sharing, organisations go through rigorous review of data sharing processes & policies.

Some organisations stall here, paralysed by fear of risks and the unknown and failing to understand how data sharing can drive success across multiple strategic directions.

During this webinar we will hear from both camps: those that share their data and those that built new innovative solutions using open data. We will hear about motivations and hurdles both camps faced, as well as benefits they are seeing.


Provide members with insights into the experiences of organisations who have developed or are developing data sharing strategies.


Chris Bennetts - Executive Director at Transport for NSW

Fiona Woodger - Manager, Strategic Policy in the Queensland Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

Lachlan Spedding - CEO and Founder of Orbmaps

Ryan Prosser - CTO and Co-Founder at Floodmapp

Moderated by Jesse Cardey - Open Data evangelist at City of Greater Geelong.

Date: Tuesday 4th of June, 10am-11am

Free for ASCA Members, $33 for non-members. Register here