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Real-time transparency is it possible? Yes and it makes the difference

December 8, 2017 / maestro / transparencia

Transparency is undoubtedly a trend in public governance. The open government, possibly the trending topic in public governance requires to be transparent and accountable as the basis for public management. Many regions, municipalities and the central government of Spain have passed laws supporting transparency and the right of information. Even more, some private standards even […]

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Report : The reuse of open data: an opportunity for Spain

October 26, 2017 / maestro / Uncategorized

The report Reutilisation of Open Data: an opportunity for Spain, was presented on the 23rd of October. It characterises a representative sample of the 20,000 datasets published in Spain (march 2017). The reuse of open data: an opportunity for Spain from Alberto Abella The study reveals the lack of homogeneity and quality of the published […]

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Methodology for public transparency

September 30, 2017 / maestro / Uncategorized

Long time ago since I haven’t written anything in this blog. Now I want to share an interesting methodology to check the transparency in a public institution, and why not? in a private one as well. It has been developed by the council of transparency of Spain. It is call MESTA, an acronym of “Methodology […]

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My presentation in the transparency through open data at UPV

September 12, 2016 / maestro / corrupción, opendata, transparencia

This September 7th I have presented the lecture “The future and impact of open data: Lies, half-truths and other uncomfortable facts” Thanks to the organisers Toñi Ferrer and Fernanda Peset and to the @upv. Delighted to share the event with @cabralens, #herve falciani, @adolflow and @kikollan and many others. 20160807-data-reusability-meloda_aag_v04 You can find here 4 […]

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Just for fun #opendata advises

August 11, 2016 / maestro / Uncategorized

Just for fun I have started a set of #opendata advises. So everyday (mostly) you can find a twitt in my account @aabella, but if you want to recover some old one you have a table with all of them in the #opendata advises link in the menu.

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Will UK be open on 2020?

June 24, 2016 / maestro / Uncategorized

The recent decision of British people about leaving the EU introduces lots of uncertainties. One of them, and I am rather sure that it will not be on the core of the discussions is about opening their research. it is a brave decision of the EU research program to force every entity using their public […]

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Talking about measuring the impact of open data

June 2, 2016 / maestro / Uncategorized

My talk about the impact of opendata in our society. A discussion panel at open expo. Find here the slides of my presentation. I remark that even having some interesting economic predictions the model to determine the social and economic impact is mostly unknown. And so the public policies to optimise the open data publishing. […]

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Talking about open democracy and open data

May 19, 2016 / maestro / opendata

Today I will join @furilo moderated by @abarbero talking about these topics. Hopefully the questions will be much more interesting that our contributions. I will try con convince the audience that releasing data is not only a transparency practice but a management tool. Thanks to Eduard Gil, (Sagessa) and Maria Jesus Ruiz (from truly […]

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