Socrata Publishes New Digital Magazine on Open Data Innovation

Breakthrough quarterly publication shows the power and potential of open data with success stories, practical advice and profiles of the movement’s leaders in action.

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Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 18, 2013

Socrata, Inc. http://www.socrata.com, a Seattle-based cloud software company focused exclusively on democratizing access to government data, today announced the publication of its new digital magazine, which shows the power and potential of open data with success stories and practical advice, as well as profiles of the open data movement’s thought leaders and visionaries.

The breakthrough publication – titled Open Innovation – will be distributed quarterly to legions of open data practitioners, participants, influencers and activists around the world.

The inaugural issue of Open Innovation includes seven compelling features:

  •     The Open Data Movement – Leveling the Playing Field for Consumers
  •     What Is a Chief Data Officer? – A Q&A With Former City of Chicago Chief Data Officer and Chief Innovation Officer Brett Goldstein
  •     Practical Advice for Your Open Data Program
  •     How Open Data Is Re-Defining Government in the 21st Century
  •     New York City – How It Became an Open Data Leader
  •     Impact – Four Success Stories for Open Data
  •     10 Open Data Apps

“Open data has gone from fodder for data publishing to fuel for open innovation in a relatively short period of time,” says Kevin Merritt, Socrata’s Founder and CEO, and a content contributor to the company’s new magazine. “Our digital publication reflects this important transformation and shows that open data can be a tremendous force for good. Part of our mission at Socrata is to continue disseminating the best and brightest thinking when it comes to open data. We want to help lead this global conversation.”

Adds Steven Bezman, Assistant Commissioner of Strategic Initiatives and Enterprise Applications, NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, “Transparency, accessibility, and accountability are three core tenants of the Bloomberg Administration. That is why we are honored to be part of the inaugural edition of Open Innovation – a great resource for anyone interested in open government and using data to improve people’s lives.”

For a copy of the first issue of Socrata’s Open Innovation, please go to http://www.socrata.com/magazine.


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