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 […]


November 2016 Newsletter

Our  November 2016 newsletter features opportunities to learn more about Smart Cities, Open Government, Using Data and to participate in upcoming local and regional hack events. Other highlights include: 17 November and 1 December: Data Master Class series wraps up for open data ‘strategists’ and ‘pioneers’ (as defined in the ODI open data skills framework).  Hosted by Telstra with […]

ODI Queensland Connect

ODI Connect – 15 December

Thursday 15 December 2016, 4:30-6pm ODI Connect is our quarterly series for Members, Supporters, Foundation Sponsors and guests of ODI Queensland. These events are a unique opportunity to gather and network with fellow open data friends, listen to an inspiring talk on a thought-provoking topic, and enjoy a refreshing drink at the end of the […]

Lunchtime Lecture: Making ‘smart’ cities work for everyone, 25 November 2016

There is a lot of interest in how new technologies and data can be harnessed to improve the places we live in. ‘Smart’ cities are often described as efficient cities, productive cities, comfortable cities. They are cities (and towns) in which data is being increasingly incorporated into things like improving local transport infrastructure, housing planning, […]

AECOM CityHack16, Brisbane 25-27 November 2016

CityHack16 will bring together Brisbane’s most creative and innovative thinkers to cultivate technology solutions to some of our city’s most pressing challenges. Sign up as an individual or form a team of innovators who can think beyond the everyday and register your interest now. By registering for CityHack16, your registration fees will be supporting Hummingbird House […]

HackFest 2016, Sunshine Coast, 18-20 November 2016

Do you enjoy being innovative, working with others and collaborating to come up with some great solutions and concepts that could benefit the Sunshine Coast and wider community? Do you want to add to the Sunshine Coast Smart City theme by creating smart applications from Open Data for business and the community? After a successful […]

“Extracting Strategic Advantage from Public Data Sources” – 3 November 2016

Join our expert panel and keynote speaker as they explore the opportunities and debate the challenges of open data. Open Data improves lives and empowers us with access to new knowledge and insight. It stimulates economic opportunity, fosters greater transparency and accountability, enhances public service delivery, and provides beneficial social outcomes. Australian Government data was […]

Data Analytics for Effective Decision Making, Sydney 22 and 23 November 2016

About the conference: Data analysts hold an important role in uncovering social, scientific and environmental trends and drawing insightful conclusions which influence key decision makers. With changes in legislation towards open data access across government departments, we are currently seeing a breakdown of traditional ‘silo’ models of departmental data analytics and a move towards information […]


Get an email when we add a post here.