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May 7, 2015

Dublinked Open Data Conference

Data Opens Doors

To celebrate over 3 years of working to open up public data in the Dublin Region the Dublinked Innovation Network held an inaugural ‘Data Opens Doors’ Summit that focused on gaining the latest insights from the open data community in Dublin, Ireland and beyond. The event took place on May 7th and was free to attend. It attracted over 120 participants and over 30 speakers from a range of backgrounds including academic researchers, public sector officials, multi-nationals, open data agencies, entrepreneurs and innovation experts.

Speakers Presentations

To view the speaker slideshows via Slideshare please click . The following YouTube playlist contains all of the presentations listed below.

1) Dublinked Conference Opening and morning Keynote Address

  • Owen Keegan, Chief Executive, Dublin City Council
  • Bernard Mahon, Vice President of Research, Maynooth University
  • Pauline Riordan, Dublinked Manager
  •  Keynote: Julian Tait, Open Data Manchester and Data GM – Dublinked Conference – Data Opens Doors – Keynote address from Julian Tait


2) An Open and Shut Case? Beyond the hype of open data

  • Professor Rob Kitchin, The Programmable City, Maynooth University – Deconstructing the Hype Around the ‘Data Revolution’
  • Pamela Duncan, Irish Times Data Journalist – The Rise of Data Journalism
  • Dr Francesco Calabrese, IBM Research Ireland – IBM Research
  • Denis Parfenov, Open Knowldege Foundation Ireland
  • Philip Lang, The Open Data Institute – Communicating Open Data


3)  Open Data Nation – Latest insights from open data in Ireland

  • Dr Tracey Lauriault, The Programmable City
  • Dr Evelyn O’Connor, Dept of Public Expenditure and Reform
  • Mark Montgomories, Code for Ireland
  • Barry Doyle, Roscommon County Council
  • Eoin McCuirc, Central Statistics Office


4) Afternoon keynote and Start up Stories

  • Ciaran Gilesenan, CEO of Building Eye – Starting & Scaling Up a Data Driven Business Model
  • The Start Up Stories
    • Oisin Ryan – Local Mint
    • Vinnie Quinn – Evercam
    • Patrick Garry – Loylap
    • Joseph Borza – Energy Elephant
    • Neil Turner – Powercheck and Bus Nearby
    • Nuala Canning – Brandfire
    • Eoin Mac Circ – Foodcloud
    • Donal de Buitléir – Public Policy

5) Open for Business – data unlocking research and enterprise opportunities

  • Dr Edward Mc Donnell, Chair of CeADAR – Catalysing Research & Enterprise Collaboration in the Data Ecosystem.
  • Siobhán Finn, Startup Ireland and Cork Innovates
  • Professor Brian Donnellan, Innovation Value Institute and Maynooth University
  • Dr Suzanne Little, INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics
  • Gerard Walker, Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation


6) Future Cities – data driven social and public innovation

  • Catriona Crowe, National Archives
  • Dr David Robinson, St James Hospital
  • John Lynch, Future Cities Catapult
  • Dr Daithi Downey, Dublin Region Homeless Executive
  • Deirdre Lee, Derilinx


May 7, 2015
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