Aporta Meeting 2017: The Value of Data in the Global Ecosystem

Aporta Meeting 2017: The Value of Data in the Global Ecosystem
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24 October 2017
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Auditorio de la Secretaría de Estado para la Sociedad de la Información y la Agenda Digital
(C/ Poeta Joan Maragall, 41)

Aporta Meeting 2017: The Value of Data in the Global Ecosystem

24 October 2017 - Ministerios de Energía, Turismo y Agenda Digital, y Hacienda y Función Pública

With the slogan “The value of data in the global ecosystem”, the 7th edition of the Aporta Meeting will be held on October 24th, organized by Red.es in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy, Tourism and the Digital Agenda, along with the Ministry of the Treasury and Public Function.

Experts on international open data such as Stephen Walker, former head of open data for the Canadian government; Bárbara Ubalidi, head of the OCDE Electronic Government Unit; Szymon Lewandowski, policy officer for the European Data and Innovation Policy Unit; and Fabrizio Scrollini, executive director of the Latin American Open Data Initiative, acting as civil society representatives, will share their views with national experts from the public, private and academic sector. 

The organization of this seventh edition has been structured around three areas, the first of which will consist of a roundtable discussion aimed at analyzing how the appropriate use of data has a clear socio-economic impact, both quantitatively and qualitatively.

The second area will focus on analyzing the progress made in the international route map for open data, which aims to reflect on how the open data sector can progress with greater momentum when it is aligned with internationally relevant agendas on standards and good practices in aspects that have to do with the data value chain.

The third area will address new technologies linked to both data as a whole and open data in particular. The Internet of Things, natural language processing technologies or big data are all new, increasingly relevant trends when it comes to making advances in the field of data reuse.

Conclusions from the pre-events held in the context of the Aporta Meeting will be presented during the afternoon session. Adolfo Anton and Ana Isabel Cordobés will share the findings from the conference titled “Challenges and Perspectives of Data Journalism”, which will take place on Tuesday, October 10th at Media Lab Prado; José Luis Bueren, director of the Digital Library and Information Systems for the National Library of Spain, will discuss the contents of the “2nd Conference – The Culture of Open Data”, which will take place on October 19th in Madrid at the BNE headquarters; Alberto Abella will make a few comments on the report prepared by the COTEC Foundation on the reuse of data for business generation, which will be presented the day before; and lastly, the spokesperson for the working group on “Local Entities and Open Data”, organized by the Spanish Network of Smart Cities (RECI) and the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP), will present future lines of work to be addressed after the session.

This will be followed by the Aporta Awards ceremony – hosted by Domingo Molina, Secretary General of Digital Administration, and José Manuel Leceta, Director General of Red.es – with two categories. On the one hand, recognition will be given to the best pre-existing examples in the reuse of public data, putting the spotlight on companies that, with their initiatives, have helped make progress in the reuse of public data. And on the other hand, the winners of the Aporta Challenge contest will be announced, whose objective is to give an award to the three best prototypes of applications, solutions and/or services that use and reuse public open data and that lead to an improvement in the efficiency of public administrations in Spain. 

Registration is now open for the event, which will take place during morning and afternoon sessions in Madrid at the Secretariat of State for the Information Society and the Digital Agenda Auditorium (C/ Capitán Haya, 41).