27 Jan 2012

Monday 13th Feb - Data Driven Mobile Apps - Open data and more ...

Using public and other data in mobile applications seems like a natural fit for lots of applications. And there's more and more of it, especially since Tim Berners-Lee pushed for open data with his crowd rousing chant, "raw data now" at TED 2009 - making developers and data providers aware of demand. 
But what's it all about?  There's open data, commercial data, raw data, linked data, data marketplaces, data apps and data journalism ... to name a few! Join us for a session with some of the top data professionals in the world today for a discussion on what it's all about and why app developers and data providers alike should take notice.
We're delighted to be supported by Kasabi for this event and will be looking at both the benefits of and possibilities for new data driven mobile applications. What does data bring to mobile apps and what do mobile apps bring to data? How are data driven apps bringing about social change?  What are the UX challenges in dealing with data, and how can you tell stories and represent it via design?
Our panel will be led by Matt Biddulph, who founded Dopplr, and most recently was the Head of Data Strategy for Location and Commerce Applications at Nokia.
Joining Matt will be:
Leigh Dodds, CTO of Kasabi
Jeni Tennison, Linked Data Expert, Technical Architect legislation.gov.uk
Ian Holt, Developer Programme Manager at the Ordnance Survey
Hannah Donovan, Design Director, The Echo Nest
6.00 pm Doors open
6.30 pm Welcome and introduction
6.35 pm Panel session
8.00 pm Drinks and networking 
9.30 pm Doors close
As usual the venue is CBI Conference Centre at Centre Point. Please use the entrance at street level. Nearest tubes are Tottenham Court Road on the Central Line and Northern Line.
The event is free to attend, RSVP is required at http://momolondon-2012-02-13-mw.eventbrite.com

Kasabi is an online marketplace that brings developers and data publishers together to enable new business models for consumers and producers of data at all scales.

Kasabi's unique approach is to link individual data records together enabling layered views of information about specific topics to be easily created. We provide consistent developer APIs that work across all types of data within the marketplace and a simple subscription approach that removes the frustration of working with different licensing and pricing regimes. Data publishers can license and brand data through the marketplace to reach a global community of developers and learn more about the value of their data through Kasabi's analytics services. All data is hosted on Kasabi's secure and reliable data platform.