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Isle of Man Open Data Camp – 5th August 2017

July 26th, 2017

The second open data unconference will feature a mix of unkeynotes and open debates on Saturday 5th August 2017.

UNKEYNOTES 1000-1230

  • Graeme Jones, founder, openmindedly — introduction
  • Chris Thomas, Minister, Cabinet Office, Isle of Man Government with political responsibility for open government and reforms — national progress report
  • Terence Eden, UK Government Digital Service — open data standards (UK)
  • Denis Parfenov, Open Data commissioner, Republic of Ireland — lessons learned from hospital waiting lists (Dublin)


  • Olga Parkhimoch, ITMO University, St Petersburg — fiscal transparency (Russia)

subject to fast trrack visa

  • Julian Tait, Open Data Manchester — tech ecosystem strategy, EU Horizon 2020; Internet of Things project
  • John Murray, Fusion Data Science, Chester — data mashups (UK DEFRA)
  • John Handelaar, Open Government Partnership, Republic of Ireland

BREAK 1230-1330

OPEN DEBATES 1330-1600

  • updates from other jurisdictions
  • shared expertise on legals, medtech, fintech, local government, digital engagement, EU GDPR, a blockchain proof of concept and lots more
  • some bold open data releases from the Isle of Man

SOCIAL EVENT 1700-2100 to continue the conversations and progress projects

Event hashtag: #offcamp


Digital Strategy – 13th April

April 5th, 2017

Toby Bellwood

A more inclusive digital style of government with agile project management techniques such as discovery process maps, data wrangling, mystery shoppers, lowest cost proof of concept, fail fast, Trello roadmaps and crowdsourced policy development builds on the right KPIs, meaningful CPD and undervalued taxpayer goodwill and now the key difference in any government league table…

The April event will include an informal insight into a G7 digital strategy with Toby Bellwood, previously the Australian national lead on international engagement via the global Open Government Partnership and more recently a national lead via the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet to accelerate internal digital transformation and to prioritise, surface and visualise untapped public information to help maximise productivity in the private sector or maximise social impact in the voluntary sector.

His interview at Code for Australia highlights that anyone that knows Excel can contribute to economic development or to meaningful social impact.

Vanessa Williams

DXW are a digital agency based in London within the legendary Silicon Roundabout tech ecosystem and behind key UK projects such as the Department for International Trade’s Great Business export campaign website — winner of the DMA public sector website of the year 2016 — and the blogging platform at the Government Digital Service that supports the open innovation policy.

Vanessa Williams will explain a digital transformation journey with Thames Valley Housing.

Thursday, 13 April 2017  – Doors open 1730** (for 1800 start) to 1930 –  Barrule Suite, 5th Floor, Tynwald (enter via public entrance on Finch Road)

** Networking opportunity, with complimentary soft drinks and pizza, from 1730 – 1800.


To assist our planning, please book tickets below to attend this event. BCS members (only) who prefer not to disclose their personal information to the website, may alternatively send an email directly indicating their intent to attend (this alternative is not offered to non-members).
BCS members who attend this event may request a CPD certificate, which will be provided at no charge.  Non-members may also request a CPD certificate; there will be a £5 charge for non-members who request a CPD certificate, this needs to be paid to a BCS Isle of Man committee member at the event.