Open government data has already revolutionised the way people use public transport and access weather forecasts.
Topics: Open Data
Openly accessible data is the new Holy Grail to many government departments across the globe, but collating information from a variety of different sources, putting it together into something meaningful and then displaying it coherently is where the biggest challenge lies.
A recent report by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (Ceda) predicted almost 40% of existing jobs will disappear because of technological advancements. CEDA's chief executive, Professor Stephen Martin said jobs that involved "low levels of social interaction, low levels of creativity, or low levels of mobility and dexterity" were most likely to be replaced by automation.
New research conducted by Deloitte revealed that 96% of government officials described the impact of digital technologies as ‘significant’, with three-quarters of respondents also describing the journey to digital government as ‘disruptive’. One of the driving factors behind this assumption is the idea that closed ecosystems cannot compete in an open world.