6 years, 8 months ago

US Regional, Metropolitan Area Public Sector “Open Data” Synergies, Opportunities, Challenges

Current dialogue among the leadership and constituents of the Federal, Washington
DC, Maryland and Virginia (DMV) regional “Open Data” government
community have shed new light on the challenges and opportunities that
individual jurisdictions face (not just around DC), in establishing Open
Data capabilities and services – both public-facing, and as part of the
inward-facing “information sharing” context within their own agencies. 
Open Data is also a very different conversation, when held at a purely
local level, vs. statewide or across an entire metropolitan region.

7 years, 1 month ago

Red, Green and Personal

As I set off on my Sunday morning run, I said to myself “don’t think about your blog”. I’d been having trouble getting this blog to work. I wanted to write about the relationship between circular economy and other fundamental changes that people are trying to achieve – but it kept coming out abstract and, […]

7 years, 1 month ago

Public Sector Open Data via Information Sharing and Enterprise Architecture

Recent government policies and public demand for open data is rapidly exposing both opportunities and challenges within government information-sharing environments, behind the firewall – in turn a fantastic opportunity and challenge for the Enterprise Architects and Data Management organizations.

8 years, 4 months ago

Albert Einstein – Problem solving

Einstein is quoted as having said that if he had one hour to save the world he would spend fifty-five minutes defining the problem and only five minutes finding the solution. This quote does illustrate an important point: before jumping right into solving a problem, we should step back and invest time and effort to […]

11 years, 9 months ago

Next: Canada, US, and Iceland

As indicated in a 140 char note on Twitter, I’m leaving Europe. For a month, that is. I am going on a flight/roadtrip, part work, part vacation. Locationwise roughly as follows: Toronto from July 17th to 25th. Washington, DC from July 26th to 31st. Ottawa from July 31st to August 6th. Boston from August 7th