Making it real with open data

We are working with the Smart City Commission and partners to help shape the future direction of Birmingham's data agenda, which will form part of a briefing paper for wider circulation and feedback. The aim is to look at how we can gain better insights from data (open, closed, proprietary and personal) that will enhance decision-making to enable more targeted and preventative interventions around for example health, and the delivery of new products and services through the private and third sector.

A recent workshop provided the starting point to look at data from a citizen perspective through a day-in-the-life of two older people living in East Birmingham to understand their daily needs and challenges from getting to their GP surgery through to enjoying use of the local amenities; then reflect on the type of data that could help to improve their daily lives to support their independence.

Further workshops are planned to define the data journey and if you would like to get involved please email: nikki.spencer@birmingham.gov.uk

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