This next week the open data community will be descending on Helsinki for the Open Knowledge Festival, a week-long series of events celebrating open knowledge in all fields.
OpenCorporates is really excited to be presenting here, having previously presented at last year’s OKCON, Open Government Data Camp, not to mention the data.gov/World Bank-organised International Open Government Conference earlier this summer.
We’ve got two main presentations: on Tuesday, we’ll be presenting on the benefits to business of open data in the Open Data in Business session; and on Wednesday we’ll present Corruption, Corporate Transparency & Open Data as part of the Transparency & Accountability strand. This last, which we’re jointly presenting with Global Witness, will be of particular interest to anti-corruption NGOs and also to investigative journalists and data-journalists.
OKFestival is now sold out, but we’ll be posting our presentations online soon after (under an open licence, naturally), and we’ll also be giving a sneak-peak of a new feature that will be critical in in understanding companies. Watch this space…