Data is changing the face of business. In a data-led economy, companies increasingly need leaders who have the vision and ability to lead organisational change and provide a strategic vision.
Practical Leadership in Open Data is the first of four modules which have been developed to equip decision-makers with the understanding and skills to lead open data programmes at the organisational level. Each module covers an aspect of open data leadership. The Intro course will focus on making the case for open data. Subsequent modules will cover creating a data strategy, building your data infrastructure and leading a culture of open innovation.
You will learn:
- language to communicate the opportunities of open data to decision-makers
- techniques for building an effective business case for open data in your organisation
The course combines a practical focus on operational requirements, with case studies from the field to equip your staff for a more data-led future.
Who is this course suitable for?
Practical Leadership in Open Data is ideal for those at the ‘Pioneer’ level of the ODI’s Open Data Skills Framework.
This course will suit managers and decision-makers from organisations of all shapes and sizes, who are responsible for or are exploring the integration of open data into their data strategy.
What prior knowledge do you need?
No previous experience of data is required, however good literacy with basic management and operational processes is an asset. Participants should also have familiarity with the vision and strategy of their own companies.
What to bring
Please bring a wifi-enabled laptop.
What we provide
Morning Tea (tell us if you have any special dietary requirements)
3 hours (9.30am to 12.30pm). Arrive between 9.00 and 9.30am.
$250 + GST
Ellen is a leading international expert in open data. Ellen just returned to Australia from the UK, where she was Head of Policy for the Open Data Institute. While in the UK, Ellen was recruited by then Secretary of State for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) Elisabeth Truss (now Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary), as her expert adviser on data. Ellen steered Defra’s #OpenDefra commitment to publishing 8,000 datasets as open data and changing the way Defra’s 22,000 staff worked together. Ellen also designed the open data board game, Datopolis together with ODI CEO Jeni Tennison, which is being played in 19 countries.
Tuesday 24 October at ODI Queensland, TC Beirne Building, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane.
Friday 24 November at Microsoft Australia, Canberra.