ODTV Video of the Week: Going Beyond Transparency

June 25, 2015 12:00 pm PST | Data as a Service

“Frankly,” says Hudson Hollister, the Executive Director of the Data Transparency Coalition, “I think that the impact of open data on government management and in compliance automation is as big as, or maybe even bigger than, the transparency impact.” In this week’s featured OpenData.TV video, Hollister argues that “open data doesn’t  mean just transparency.” Transparency is just one facet. From replacing lawyers tackling compliance issues with lines of code, to providing better options for measuring performance, open data can do so much more.

In the long run, believes Hollister, the impact of open data will be as profound as the change that occurred once the desktop computer became commonplace in offices. Of course, this transformation can’t occur without some groundwork. “Government needs to choose to replace disconnected document reporting with structured, machine-readable open data,” says Hollister.

Watch the full video for Hollister’s take on how open data standards will allow compliance to become automated, and lead to new, powerful managements tools for the public sector.



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