Applications Open: TWiG program

The Testing Within Government (TWiG) program allows small to medium enterprises (SMEs) improve the positioning of their products by working collaboratively with Queensland Government on a number of business problems. One of these problems is interactive data visualisation.  Successful applicants will receive funding to test and refine their product while addressing real business problems. At […]

Brave Conversations, Canberra on 10-11 April 2017

The world around us is changing.  We need to talk. Brave Conversations is a challenging two day event bringing the global conversation about the changing relationship between humans & technology to Australia. Monday April 10 & Tuesday April 11 2017 At University House, Australian National University (ANU), 1 Balmain Cres Acton ACT 2601 Great minds, […]

Lunchtime Lecture: A Case Study in Identifying High Value Datasets

  Join us for this Lunchtime Lecture with guest presenter, James Peet, Chief Digitial Officer from Moreton Bay Regional Council. Have you ever been asked to identify your organisation’s key data sets? Are you starting to think about what data sets your organisation should publish? Hear about the firsthand experience of a local government working […]

DigiCon Hackathon @Ipswich Firestation 101, 17-19 March 2017

Calling Ipswich entrepreneurs, developers and environmentalists looking for a unique opportunity to create a digital solution that connects the community to its local environment… Digital Conservation or “DigiCon” is the concept of using technology to achieve positive conservation outcomes. And, with Ipswich being the fastest growing city in Queensland, it is vital that all Ipswichians work […]

The Year Ahead

Open Data: The Year Ahead 2 March 2017

2 March 2017. 4-6pm. Please note there has been a VENUE CHANGE for this event: Now at ODIQ’s existing premises at 70-72 Bowen Street, Spring Hill. At ODI Queensland, it is our mission is to connect, equip and inspire you with the information, tools and skills you need to innovate with data. 2017 is a great year […]

Digital Futures – Open Data lunchtime talks at SLQ

ODI Queensland is delighted to partner with State Library of Queensland in presenting this short series of lunchtime talks as part of SLQ’s 2017 Digital Futures series. SLQ will be hosting introductory open data lunchtime talks on: 9 March 2017 from 12-1pm 4 May 2017 from 12-1pm 20 July 2017 from 12-1pm 5 October 2017 […]


Special update from the Chair, Linda O’Brien

Happy New Year to everyone in our growing open data community.  2017 promises to be an outstanding year of open innovation in Queensland and indeed across Australia, with heightened awareness of the value of data to drive innovation, productivity and value ( see for example the Productivity Commission’s Draft Report on Data Availability and Use). […]

2016 Annual Report

ODI Queensland was delighted to present its  2016 (2nd) Annual Report at its end of year ODI Connect event at the Ship Inn, Southbank Parklands in Brisbane. ODI Queensland would like to acknowledge and thank: the members of the 2016 Board our 2016 Lunchtime Lecture presenters our classroom learning guest instructors all our Foundation Sponsors, […]

A word about open data

In September/October 2016, the Queensland Government partnered with ODI Queensland to seek feedback to help shape a new Open Data Policy for Queensland.  We called it “Open Data, Open Conversations – inspiring a more informed Queensland”. During the process, we invited the participants to express what they think about open data, using just one word…  

London is changing

Making ‘smart’ cities work for everyone

Last week Ellen Broad gave a lunchtime lecture at the Open Data Institute Queensland (ODIQ) on making smart cities work for everyone. Below is a summary of Ellen’s comments. You’ll find the slides here. When Maree (CEO of ODIQ) asked me to send through a summary for this lunchtime lecture, it was the day after […]

Ask ODI Queensland

Ask ODI Queensland – a forum to discuss open data

Today we’re launching Ask ODI Queensland, an online forum for anyone to ask anything about open data. The forum is arranged into categories: Small talk – where you can introduce yourself and make connections with community members Ask anything – start a discussion here if it doesn’t fit neatly anywhere else Data – ask questions […]


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