Open data is a growing global movement, and particularly in Southeast Asia, there’s a boom in the number of countries adopting practices for it. To “combat corruption”, “increase citizen engagement”, and “engage entrepreneurs to build products using data”, are some reasons behind this. What are the implications and changes brought about by this growth, and what does it take to not only make it successful, but also sustainable?
This session will use a personal reflection and discussion format. We’ll take you on our journey of pioneering open data in Southeast Asia: from the uphill climbs we’ve had to take, to seeing our “Responsive Open Data Model” take root in open data practice, “moving from projects to policies”, “from smart to open cities”, and more of the steps we’ve taken along the way. Together with our partners, we’ll be sharing our first-hand lessons learned and experiences on what it’s like to be amongst the first tackling open data in Indonesia, and across Southeast Asia, as well as the significance of collaborations.