How to fail at Open Data…. and other learnings from the Open Government Partnership Summit 2016

A few weeks ago, I’d never even heard of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), but I recently found myself attending the OGP Summit 2016 in Paris from 7–9 December, talking about #OpenDefra, along with Mike Rose and David Buck. Turns …

That's a wrap-up! Reflecting on the DataFunction Unconference

The Defra Data Function met in a crisp and frosty Birmingham to discuss the future direction of data in Defra

Satellites, sensors and savings - the 2nd meeting of Defra's Data Programme Board

Defra's Programme Board Meeting for the second time.

As the new Director of Data, Knowledge and Innovation in the Environment Agency, I joined Defra's Data Programme Board meeting – chaired by Emily Miles – with colleagues from across Defra group for its second meeting on 19 October. I …