Open Standards for Open Government?

Open Standards for Open Government?

Monday 30 April 2012, London

The Policy Exchange is holding an open event discussing the role of open standards in UK public policy: Open standards for open government?

Speakers:

  • Adam Afriyie MP | Shadow Minister for Science and Innovation, 2007-2010 | Chair of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, and President of the Conservative Technology Forum
  • Dr Chris Francis | Technical Relations, IBM
  • Stephen Mutkoski | Worldwide Policy Director, International Government Affairs, Microsoft
  • Phil Archer | Technology and Society, W3C
  • Gerry Gavigan | Chair of the Open Source Consortium
  • Chaired by Chris Yiu | Head of the Digital Government Unit at Policy Exchange

RSVP: events@policyexchange.org.uk

The agenda for this event will focus on the role of open standards in UK public > policy. How much potential is there for open standards to power public sector reform, catalyse competition and contribute to economic growth? If open standards in the public sector are a policy goal, then what will it take to deliver change?

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