Saturday, November 16, 2013

Korea's National Information Society Agency signs MOU with Open Data Institute

As reported by Asia Pacific FutureGov, Korea's National Information Society Agency has signed an MOU with the Open Data Institute, a NGO based in Britain.  The MOU seeks to promote cooperative initiatives in the area of open data, including the following:

  • Sharing open data best practice, including policy, laws and regulations, case studies, technology, standards, and big data
  • Development of training programmes 
  • Joint projects in the field of open data 
  • Support for open data driven businesses including start-ups 
  • Development of open data related technology 
  • Open data workshops, exhibitions, and other events 
  • Cooperation in international organisations including the Open Government Partnership
This seems like a good partnership as the NIA has been the lead government agency for South Korea's e-government initiatives, a field in which this nation is a recognized world leader.  Open data, big data and data visualization are at the heart of efforts to develop smart cities and smart government at all levels.

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