Date : 25 May 2017
Time : 8.30 am – 5.00 pm
Place : University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
Industries Cooperation : Prasarana Malaysia Berhad, WRZiT Sdn. Bhd. and World Bank Group
Agencies Cooperation : Ministry of Transportation (MOT), Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) dan University of Malaya
Participants : Civil Servants, Public and Private Universities and Private Sector
Related URL : http://www.data.gov.my/article/readiness#8
Open Data Day 2017 was held for the first time and was officiated by YAB Dato’ Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid bin Hamidi, Deputy Prime Minister. The programme contains two segments, Open Data Big Splash and Open Data Seminar.
The Open Data Big Splash Programme is a manifestation of open data innovation where new communities/ companies or startups can produce innovative mobile application for public by using Open Data. The programme is also a testimonial the power of Open Data to fuel innovation and realize the government’s initiative in transforming the civil service towards enhancing the citizen-centric service delivery system.
One of the event in the programme is the launch of the WRZiT Mobile Application which is about the information on the RapidKL bus schedule around the Klang Valley. In addition, the programme also giving exposure and promoting initiatives of Open Data to government agencies, private sector and public other than contributing to improving ranking in the Open Data Barometer (ODB) rating globally.
The Open Data Seminar is one of the MAMPU main programmes launched by YB Datuk Joseph Entulu Belaun, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department followed by the launching of Open Data Readiness Assessment Report (ODRA).
The aims for this programme are as follows:
1. To launch of ODRA Report;
2. To launch the mobile application of open data innovation;
3. To promote open data initiatives to government, private sector and public; and
4. To spread through media related data initiatives open to boosting the rating of ODB.
The impact of this programme are as follows:
1. To enhance understanding and awareness of open data sharing;
2. To empowering open data practices for the well-being of the people;
3. To enhance the culture of innovation and creativity in developing open data-based applications; and
4. To improve ODB rating.