Friday 2 December 2016, 1pm - 2pm
Environment Agency, Horizon House, Deanery Road, Bristol, BS1 5AH
Ground floor - room G1
Creating an open register – what it takes and why
ODI Bristol is linking up with ODI HQ to livestream the Friday lunchtime lectures. Bring your lunch, have a chat - we run the livestream and provide tea and coffee.
A ‘register’ is an authoritative list of data you can trust. Government keeping and maintaining open registers can help us move beyond relying upon data which is published periodically to operating on data that is trustworthy, standardised and open. Used widely, registers will help the UK to build better services, more cheaply and quickly.
In this talk, Paul Downey from the Government Digital Service will share his vision for what open registers can help achieve, and the characteristics an open register needs in order to appear on the new register.gov.uk domain. To demonstrate this, Paul will take a list of government data through the Register Design Authority process.
Paul works for the Government Digital Service (GDS), a part of the Cabinet Office whose job is the digital transformation of government. At GDS, Paul leads the Register Design Authority – a small team focused on building a service to help quickly establish open registers across government.
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Horizon House is the Environment Agency's national office in Bristol city centre. Please arrive a little early to allow time to sign in and settle down with a cuppa.