Companies Can Benefit From Open Data

Hjálmar Gislason, founder & CEO of datamarket explains how companies can improve their performance by using open data. He will present at Petersberger Gespräche 2011 in September at Bonn.

Datamarket is a very interesting company – at least from my point of view. It was aunched in May 2010. It’s a data portal that provides access to statistics and structured data from various public and private sector organizations. This enables users to find, compare, visualize and download statistics from organizations such as the UN, World Bank, Eurostat, Gapminder and others in a single place. Time series can be linked to news events and any selected data can be downloaded in a format suitable for use elsewhere, e.g. in Excel. All of a sudden all this data becomes comparable …
And this provides new insights in various fields!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *