Reading Room and QUT are excited to bring you an engaging program that addresses big questions about the future of digital technology. “Open data” is the topic for our second event.
This series of Digital Conversations brings together three disparate perspectives on how open data is used within creative practices, for mobility research and traffic modelling and creating successful outcomes. This event will take place at The Block, and coincide with the exhibition, Datascape
Digital is transforming organisations around the world. Web 2.0, open data, digital democracy are all debates currently running through the corridors of power. With so many channels and so many opportunities, how do we capitalise on them? How do we make sure we use them successfully and protect our reputation? Join us for this evening of debate and see how they can be implemented in your organisation to engage with your audiences.
With a line-up of great speakers sharing expertise and first-hand experience, we will outline why open data is important and how you can utilise it in your organisation. A panel discussion will follow where you can ask questions and get advice from experts in the field.
There'll be time for some additional discussion with our speakers over free drinks after the event in the beautiful setting of the Datascape exhibition.
The event will be held on:
Wednesday 17th April 2013
5pm - 7pm
QUT Creative Industries Precinct
Cnr Kelvin Grove Road and Musk Avenue
Brisbane, QLD 4059
We will provide complimentary drinks and canapés for you to enjoy during the briefing and have dedicated an hour for networking afterwards.
Visual artist, curator and academic within the Creative Industries Faculty, QUT
Rachael will discuss the Creative Industries Precinct's current exhibition, Datascape, and the creative practices displayed that come from some of the world’s leading practitioners using data as the building blocks for their works.
Program director of the Simulation, Visualisation & Modeling domain at the Smart Transport Research Centre, hosted at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
Marc will talk about the Transport Data Hub for Mobility Research and Traffic Modelling, developed by the Smart Transport Research Centre at QUT, which turns Open Data into useful information for external and internal use.
Division Head of Reading Room
Sam will talk about examples such as my health London where data collected by the government has been utilised successfully to create successful outcomes such as improving service delivery and the lives of citizens.
If you'd love to accept our invitation, please complete the registration form and let us know you're coming, and anyone else you'd like to bring.
The Digital Conversations series is always oversubscribed by two to three times so please do RSVP early to grab your place!
Please register your interest by filling out the form below.