John Carlo Bertot delivers Keynote at 2013 IFIP EGOV

Thursday, September 12, 2013

iPAC co-director John Carlo Bertot will deliver a keynote presentation at the 2013 IFIP e-government conference (EGOV 2013) taking place in Koblenz, Germany 16-19 September 2013. The presentation is entitled Big and Open Data: Policy Issues and Implications. Open Government relies heavily on Open Data to as a foundation to transparent and accountable government. More recently, large scale datasets and initiatives - referred to as Big Data -- are used by civil society, governments, the private sector, and others to inform decision-making by policymakers and citizens at the local, regional, and national levels. When combined with the power of social media and ICTs, open and Big Data efforts offer substantial opportunity to foster civic engagement and social innovation. There are, however, significant policy concerns that are only recently being addressed in such areas of privacy, data quality, access, curation, preservation, and use. This presentation provides an overview and discussion of the policy implications of Open and Big Data using an analysis of US information and data policies to highlight key issues and considerations as nations move forward in this context.

The IFIP EGOV conferences are part of IFIP WG 8.5 working conferences. In its 12th year, the conference focuses on research and practice related to e-government.