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[SOLD OUT] Data & Public Services Toolkit | Open Data Institute

  • Barbican Frobisher Room 6, Level 4, Silk St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DS London United Kingdom (map)

About the session

Local governments provide essential citizen services but are often swamped by demand in an environment of increasing populations, budget cuts and limited resources. Better use of data can streamline processes, provide information to citizens, and make data available to innovators and service providers.

At the ODI, we want to support designers and managers of public services to make better use of data in their work. We believe that even in times of uncertainty, good use of data can help people to design and create services that are more cost-effective, more efficient and more accessible to citizens.

In order to help service designers and managers, we have created the Data and Public Services Toolkit, a set of free, collaborative, non-technical tools which aim to help people identify what data is available, what it can be used for, and how to do that well. During this workshop, we will highlight examples of forward thinking local authorities that are making a difference with data, and provide a hands-on introduction to how the Toolkit can help attendees to make better use of data too.

Key learnings

  • Collaborate with others to explore how the Toolkit can help you make better use of data in the design and creation of public services

  • Find out how forward thinking local authorities are using data to make a difference

  • Tell us what you like about the Toolkit, and how we can improve it

    Each attendee will also get to take a free, printed copy of the toolkit with them after the workshop

This session has sold out but you can still book your day pass for Friday 25.10. You will be asked to pick 5 sessions of your choice for the day.