The Data Revolution is Here - How is Open Data Changing the Private Sector?
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The Data Revolution is Here - How is Open Data Changing the Private Sector?

Date: Monday, March 10, 2014
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET (19:00 – 21:00 GMT or convert time)
Location: World Bank Headquarters and Online

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Can open data help reduce energy consumption and thus slow down climate change? Can open data help farmers and crop insurers make better crop predictions? Can open data check the spread of disease? Can the private sector create development impact with open data? Read the blog and replay the video below where experts from The Climate Corporation, The GovLab, and Metabiota talked about data sciences for development.

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Product Manager, The Climate Corporation
Product Manager, Metabiota
Senior Advisor, The GovLab@NYU
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rick davies
United Kingdom
Okay, here is some data... about a new coal mine in Australia: the amount of coal that is to be exported through Abbot Point from Clive Palmer’s ‘China First’ mine in the Galilee Basin = 3.5 billion tonnes. The embedded emissions in that 3.5 billion tonnes are equivalent to the total emissions that Australia will produce between now and 2020. Meanwhile, perhaps in a parallel universe, the Abbott government is proposing a “direct action” plan that is supposed to reduce Australia’s emissions to 5% below 2000 levels by 2020. Now you have this kind of data, what do you suggest you or I do with it?
Dr. Ashish Manohar Urkude
We in India have believed since millions of years that the knowledge that is necessary to survive must be available free of cost to everyone, otherwise, how would we survive? It's time, we make all the necessary and authentic knowledge and authentic data available free of cost, patent free and copyright free, and it's free to all and is available for any point on the globe and beyond. Hope these points will be discussed in this important discussion.
Baita Jethro
What procedures can the community based organizations access your grants which can release the rural people from absolute poverty? We are sinking deeper into poverty related challenge.
Mustaf Abdul
Well,I think with time both honest Government's,countries and the people will come to know and understand the Open Data means and the kind of purposes it serves within our Society and people,in fact it will serve a lot of purpose and hope we have to thank God for this important Institution called WBG,hope we have no cause to worry,World bank Group?Yeah!
theo m. scholl
Can my private data (data about me , my car, my household, etc) collected by government(s) be deployed to me. So i can diside to open it up?
Laurel Lichty
United States
1) How is Open Data changing off-shore outsourcing? US / Canada & European companies off-shore business processes. How is open data effecting this? 2) How is open data effecting international regulatory compliance? I understand 'Open Data' can be mined to prevent corruption, or be used in anti-corruption or fraud investigations. How?
If you compare the last years rwandan's economy up to now, how to do for its increasing, given that it has no progress, let me have your assistance especially through the community.