ValueBase is a proud member of the Open Data Institute (ODI).
The ODI, co-founded in 2012 by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, helps companies identify and address how the web of data will impact their businesses and sectors.
It brings together commercial and non-commercial organisations and governments to address the global challenges of open source data. Together, its members are focused on building a strong data infrastructure that delivers open innovation at web-scale. The ODI connects, equips and inspires people to innovate with data by:
- Providing leadership and helping to develop strategy
- Researching and innovating
- Developing language and shaping policy
- Giving training
- Supporting and encouraging startups
- Creating global networks
- Bringing the voice of business to UK government
High profile board members include lastminute.com founder, Baroness Martha Lane Fox and former European Commissioner, Neelie Kroes.
Karen Westaway, ValueBase CEO, says: “We are passionate advocates of open data and how it can be leveraged to fuel disruptive innovation and new ways of solving old problems. Our business intelligence tools are built around the principle of turning complex and cumbersome open source data into high-value information that delivers actionable insights. Our membership of the ODI gifts us access to thought leaders from across the open data community – and the inside track on the trends developments that are driving the movement forward. It’s going to be fascinating to see how those learnings can be applied to the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors, to develop the intelligence tools of tomorrow. That’s our goal. You could call it an ‘open’ goal!