The Share PSI Network

At our October 2014 meeting there was a briefing by Simon Whitehouse on the Share PSI project, which has Digital Birmingham as one of its project partners. Share PSI is the European network for the exchange of experience and ideas around implementing open data...

EU-funded tool to help our brain deal with big data

Every single minute, the world generates 1.7 million billion bytes of data, equal to 360,000 DVDs. How can our brain deal with increasingly big and complex datasets? EU researchers are developing an interactive system which not only presents data the way you like it,...

Education Open Data

I recently gave the presentation below to the April meeting of the forum. It’s not pretty as I didn’t project it for people to see, but used it instead to prompt me in what I was talking about. Hopefully that means it includes some useful points for people...

John Lewis open innovation competition

An interesting development in the retail sector, where John Lewis are running an open innovation competition to find ideas for “catapulting the retail shopping experience into the future”. Called JLAB, the process will give five startups £12,500, office space, access...