Next autumn, the Prime Minister’s Office and its cooperation partners will organise a major event focusing on open data and its uses. The “Open Finland 2014” event will be held in Wanha Satama, Helsinki, on 15–16 September.
The event will bring together businesses, civil society organisations, researchers, administration and decision-makers. The programme will consist of international and national addresses, discussions, open workshops and videos about expertise, challenges and opportunities.
The keynote speaker at the Open Finland 2014 seminar in September in Helsinki will be the American open data visionary Beth Simone Noveck, who has been involved in developing the open administration of both the US and Great Britain.
The registration begins at avoinsuomi2014.fi for the general public on Friday, 23 May, which is also when the programme will be published. More details on the programme will be provided between June and August, once the topics for the speeches and the stands have been confirmed.
The main partners of the Prime Minister’s Office in the organisation of the event: Ministry of Transport and Communications, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Education and Culture, Ministry of Employment and the Economy, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of the Environment, Aalto University, Centre for Open Source Software (COSS), open ministry, Forum Virium Helsinki, Finnish National Archives, National Land Survey of Finland, Open Knowledge Finland, Sitra, Finnish Youth Co-operation – Allianssi, Tekes, Consultative Committee for Public Information and Finnish Information Society Development Centre – Tieke. The event is produced by Tapahtumantekijät.
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