I attended #altukgc13 at the Royal Festival Hall in London on Saturday in the absence of the cancelled #ukgc13 at IBM. There were some wide and deep and distinctly surreal discussions from 10am to 11pm, a good warm up for the full event then.
Feedback to @Puffles2010 and placement student on wider social media training in the public sector – right now, not everyone in the public sector has a remit to justify social media training, analytics need to quantified and qualified with meaningful headings and explanatory notes,
IPR is a jurisdiction based indicator of present investment in r&d and also future potential employment and GNI growth, a key factor in the latest UK and Isle of Man revenue sharing agreement. The Isle of Man and Channel Islands share the UK IPR registers. I have now collated and reformatted fragmented data on UK IPR statistics from 2002 to 2011 to baseline and benchmark the Isle of Man with Jersey, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Malta, Cyprus, etc.
However, to a busy executive, the official layout could inadvertently redirect all offshore enquiries to the Channel Islands as the Isle of Man does not benefit from the same implied status at the top of the table!
We should contact the UK Intellectual Property Office and request that the listing should consistently either collate the Isle of Man with the UK and Channel Islands or include the Channel Islands in the alphabetical list below the United Kingdom as per the Isle of Man – although actually the Channel Islands line should be itemised into Jersey, Guernsey, Sark and Alderney as relevant.
As collated statistics:
As open data:
Graeme Jones MBCS
Lateral Thinking Project Manager
I have been invited by the Department of Economic Development to the next Ebusiness Development Group meeting to explain open data, to recommend some action points and to shortlist some potential projects.
I have drafted some reference notes but they will need some more unpaid hours. C’est la vie!
theme – real value typically not presentations but discussions and then impact on your own thoughts
didn’t fully appreciate sunlight foundation contribution to ecosystem
key issue is limited people in most countries and lots struggle to carry on with same hours n expenses – can okf host a clearing house to match funding n crowdsourced microfinance e.g. people that asked for a travel bursary but didnt get one?? (i was ok with airmiles from previous life in wealth mgt group offices systems audits)
mentioned to kenya speaker that tanzania team in isle of man to learn open parliament, etc (world bank i think)
liked brazil talk – always good to see progress in countries with large populations
no specific talks on real time sensors open data – smart city stuff
could open bank project work offshore?? perhaps a bank with low percentage offshore business, an opportunity to differentiate – talked about different levels and kyc procedures with “peps” in particular (politically exposed persons that might prefer transparency)
I attended #OGDCAMP 2010 in London and helped maintain the momentum in a session with David Eaves and Joey Hutchinson. I kept in touch with a couple of new contacts. I scheduled an IT professional body event to kickstart a local open data community:
The Speaker of the House of Keys was in the audience and contributed to the debate on the pending FOI legislation. We have just had our general election and ministers will be appointed in due course by the new chief minister. An important point in open data circles will be any proactive publication and data format.
Progressed an SMS updates agreement between Twitter and Manx Telecom but low usage to date.
Helped Chris Taggart with the Isle of Man on opencorporates.com and other offshore jurisdictions such as Gibraltar, Cyprus and Liechtenstein based on previous experience in financial services. Learned about webscraping with Python and Ruby on ScraperWiki.
Google Street View went live in June 2011, followed by a positive EU benchmark report from CapGemini:
I reviewed official Isle of Man websites and noted, for example, national statistics were “locked” in PDF documents. Building on experiments with WordPress.com and Ideascale.com, I decided to launch an independent open data blog data.iomgov.com in the absence of any other central point. I uploaded some cleaned data to the blog but very surprised WordPress does not include csv in the upload options!
I made the most of pushing the toddler around in a pram to maximise sleep with street parking data collection and developed the Isle of Man Parking Map in Google Maps.
Developed a point and click front end to OpenCorporates in Google Maps with the Isle of Man.
More recently, worked on opensic.com with Chris Taggart, Shaun Emerson, Andrew Stott et al and I had a very productive meeting with Treasury to prioritise and progress datasets.
Graeme Jones MBCS
Lateral Thinking Project Manager
226 regulated corporate entities as at 5th September 2011 with 5 added and 8 removed since 15th March 2011 (net down 3)
Capita Life and Pensions Services (Isle of Man) Limited; Insurance Manager
Cell EG Authorised; Insurer (Captive)
Friends Life Company Limited; Insurance Permit Holder (Life)
Hansell Underwriting Limited; General Insurance Business Intermediary
Island Financial Solutions Limited; General Insurance Business Intermediary
AXA Sun Life plc; Insurance Permit Holder (Life)
BAE Systems Reinsurance (Isle of Man) Limited; Authorised Insurer (Captive)
CGI Intermediaries Limited; General Insurance Business Intermediary
Chartis Insurance Management Services (IOM) Limited; Insurance Manager
Interbuild Insurance Limited; Authorised Insurer (Captive)
Man Re PCC Limited; Authorised Insurer (Captive)
ML Insurance (IOM) Limited; Authorised Insurer (Captive)
O2 Assurance Limited; Authorised Insurer (Captive)