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We may be sticklers for statistics but our real passion is the people and the stories behind the numbers. From bedroom developers to multi-national, world-leaders in technology and innovation, Leeds is teeming with talent. Some people are at the bleeding edge of the curve creating the future of service delivery, whilst others are just starting out on an Open Data journey working in challenging, complex and political environments to bring a relatively new and unproven innovation to businesses across the city and the UK. Hear some of their experiences or share yours on our blog, and keep an eye out for the latest events, training and networking happening in Leeds.

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ODI Leeds and Friends Showcase 2017

Leeds Digital Festival returns for 2017, and with it so does our ODI Leeds & Friends Showcase! Last year's event had a fabulous turnout of nearly 100 people throughout the day, popping along to hear about ODI Leeds and the partners and sponsors that make the digital scene in Leeds so vibrant.
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Ripple – An Open Digital Platform for the NHS

Ripple OSI are looking to create an 'open platform challenge fund' - a yearly open competition for the creation of open platforms to be deployed in the NHS. The fund would be created by diverting 1% of the yearly NHS digitisation budget.

They are inviting submissions of interest in this 'open platform challenge fund,' hoping to gauge the wider interest in this fund and bring the responses to the attention of NHS Digital and NHS England.
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Upcoming Events

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Making the case for data webinar

Date: 06/07/2017

Venue: On line

This webinar will focus on making the case for data. Clear, effective communication of the benefits from better use of data is essential to capturing people’s imagination and gaining their trust and understanding. This module will prepare you to deliver a pitch for better use of data – really useful in securing internal and external buy-in and support for your ideas.

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Contributors

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Alois Afilipoaie

Alois has a keen interest in open data as he believes it can play an important role in creating real social change. He joins from the council’s Business Improvement team where he continues to work as a Project Officer involved in business analysis and change management. Having started with Leeds City Council on its Graduate Development Programme in September 2015, Alois has acquired experience in data analysis and information management. Currently, he juggles between Open Data management, Smart Cities projects and many Kanban User Stories.

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Michael Ramsey

Michael is new to the public sector and Open Data worlds, having joined Leeds City Council’s Graduate Development Programme in September 2016. Prior to this, he studied International Relations at the University of Leeds; including spending a year studying in Germany. He will be co-ordinating Smart Cities and Open Data projects for his first 8-month placement at the Council.

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Forsyth Hill

Forsyth has worked for the council for over 20 years. The past three have been in Information Governance doing information compliance work. Before that he worked as a Change Manager for Legal Services. Forsyth will be involved in the effort to change the culture within the organisation to a position of information being open by default.

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