Hyderabad: In a first-of-its-kind virtual experience, the first Open Data Conclave (ODC) conceived by Bharti Institute of Public Policy (BIPP) under its project India Data Portal (IDP) was held online. Over the last one year, the Indian School of Business (ISB) has been engaged in developing an open access data portal, IDP – https://indiadataportal.com/ – which allows seamless search, analysis, visualisation and download of open data and the associated visualisation and the ODC was an attempt to promote open data usage in India.
The conclave brought together experts from multiple fields including government, journalists, academia, researchers, citizens, industry, philanthropic organizations and data enthusiasts working on various aspects of Open Data in India.
Open Data Conclave was marked by panel discussions on Open Data Platforms in India; Data Led Journalism in India; Open Data and Industry; Data Led Approach to India’s Agri-Economy; Framework, Sustainability and Support for Open Data in India. The discussions focused on the current scenario and changes needed to boost the open data environment in India and enhance the accessibility of clean data.
A total of 36 panellists belonging to top organisations including- Microsoft, Reliance Jio, Skymet; institutions participated. The attendees at this virtual conclave experienced the keynotes, panel discussions, data quizzes, live booths and industry talks in an engaging and seamless manner.
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