The Fifth Elephant 2017

On data engineering and application of ML in diverse domains

Open data in government: challenges, and the case of Telangana Open Data Initiative

Submitted by Rakesh Dubbudu (@rakeshdubbudu) on Wednesday, 12 July 2017

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Technical level

Beginner

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Full talk for Data in Government track

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Abstract

This talk will cover:

  1. The challenges involved in opening up government data.
  2. The issue of culture, and why it plays an important role in opening up government data.
  3. Current status of the Telangana Open Data Initiative and future plans.
  4. How the Community can participate in the Telangana Open Data Initiative.

Outline

This talk will cover:

  1. The challenges involved in opening up government data.
  2. The issue of culture, and why it plays an important role in opening up government data.
  3. The role of RTI in opening government data
  4. Current status of the Telangana Open Data Initiative and future plans.
  5. How the Community can participate in the Telangana Open Data Initiative.

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Speaker bio

Rakesh Dubbudu is the founder of ‘FACTLY’ (www.factly.in), an initiative aimed at making government data/information meaningful for the common citizen. Within a short period of time, Factly has come to be as known as one of the best in the public information/data space. Under Rakesh’s leadership, Factly also won the first ever Innovation for Good1 award in 2015 instituted by Centre for Work, Technology and Social Change in collaboration with SASNET at Lund University, one of Europe’s oldest University. Factly is also featured as a use case in the Open Data Impact Map2 of the World Bank Group.

Rakesh Dubbudu is also a well-known transparency campaigner in India and has been working on Right to Information (RTI) related issues for the last decade. He is currently one of the co-convenors of the National Campaign for People’s Right to Information (NCPRI). He played an instrumental in some of the well-known research studies on RTI.

Rakesh brings immense experience in dealing with Government Data, Policy and various government related information. He is an engineering graduate from NIT Warangal.

Rakesh & Factly are playing a significant role in ‘Open Data Initiative’ of the Government of Telangana,the newest state in India. He has been helping the Government of Telangana with many other e-governance/good governance initiatives.

He has also a visiting faculty at various administrative training institutes of the state & central governments on the subject of RTI.

Slides

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B230nvxP1TfpZGhKR2JTYTN6Ymc/view?usp=sharing

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