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Open Data Institute: The UK needs a chief data officer

Computer Weekly - While the UK leads the way with open data, the Open Data Institute has called for more data to be released.

The ODI Open Data Roadmap for 2015 report urged the government to create the position of chief data officer to oversee the release of this data.

Founded by father of the web, Tim Berners-Lee, and artificial intelligence professor Nigel Shadbolt, the ODI aims to cultivate a culture for sharing data and nurturing open data ideas.

The report stated: "More uses of data that can be demonstrated and more can be done to improve data quality and literacy."

The ODI believes that open data is the best way to tackle some of the major challenges the UK will face in then first half this century.