Finally got to see Tom Watson in person, presenting at 2gether08 about the Government initiative to provide more open access to public, non-personal data sets. Tom talked about the launch of a competition for social innovators and entrepeneurs to develop more effective products and services using government pulished provide more effective use of published information. More information about this on the ‘Show us a better way‘ website. This is one of the initiatives coming out of the Power of Information Taskforce that was created earlier this year.
Apologies for the shaky video, but key messages are all there.
[…] Steve Dale recorded a video of Tom Watson – the Cabinet Office Minister responsible for the Task Force – introducing the competition at 2gether08. […]
Glad you were able to capture this, Steve. I got a brief interview with Tom http://snurl.com/2u28q in which he says “I believe in co-design, I believe that citizens can work with our experts in the public realm to design better public services …” which is encourtaging
Thanks David – and much better quality to boot!
[…] Dale shot some video of Cabinet Office Minister Tom Watson launching the the â€˜Show us a better wayâ€˜ website. Dave […]