a personal flow of consciousness - by - Matteo Brunati
So my response to the CTO and to all those who deeply believe in the benefits of open data is that they have to set for a long run. This is a marathon, and not a sprint, so it is important to plan how to sustain the investment required through a number of years, knowing that new priorities and unplanned events may divert or reduce the investment. One way to sail through this is to actively pursue value generated inside government, by building dashboards, by easing the data exchange across agencies or government tiers. While the ultimate benefits will be accrued by the public at large, it is a tactical imperative to connect open data initiatives to government performance improvement and cost containment and to show how it can directly contribute to each agency’s mission rather than to the general principles of transparency and external engagement. Open Data Is Not for Sprinters