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Events—Premier’s Awards for Open Data

Open Data Mixer

The Open Data Mixer was held on Saturday 31 August 2013 at the TransLink Centre for Service Excellence, Brisbane. The event included discussion panels, question-and-answer sessions and a keynote address from founder and director of the Open Knowledge Foundation and Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow, Dr Rufus Pollock.

The event was recorded and is available to view on demand.


  • MC and facilitator—Neil Glentworth, Managing Director, Glentworth
  • Facilitator—Zoe Wilson, Executive Director, Open Data, Department of Premier and Cabinet
  • Welcome—Mr Ray Stevens MP, Assistant Minister
  • Keynote address—Dr Rufus Pollock, Founder and Director, Open Knowledge Foundation
  • Address—Charles Shavitz, Government Account Executive, Microsoft

Communities and health panel session

  • Mark Henley, Chief Executive Officer, Queensland Council of Social Service Inc
  • Brentyn Parkin, Executive Director, Community Information Support Service
  • Kaye McKemmish, Director, Right to Information, Privacy and Screening
  • Alison Kelly, Manager, Clinical Access and Redesign Unit, Queensland Health

Practical uses of open data panel session

  • Dr Peter Beven, Principal Consultant, QUT Graduate School of Business
  • Bill Simpson-Young, Director, Engineering and Technology Development, NICTA
  • James Kliemt, Senior Digital Media Officer, Queensland Police Service

Spatial data for better outcomes panel session

  • Jack de Lange, Chief Operating Officer, SIBA QLD
  • Steve Jacoby, Executive Director, Land and Spatial Information, Department of Natural Resources and Mines
  • Mark Cushing, Chief Information Officer, Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning and Department of Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience

Transport panel session

  • Professor Edward Chung, Centre Director, Smart Transport Research Centre, QUT
  • Simon Cook, Executive Director Customer Technology, TransLink

Join the conversation, meet other participants and ask questions via the Yammer QLD Open Data Network.

Follow the conversation on Twitter using #dataqld.

Find out more at the Digital Economy Queensland Facebook page.

Further information

Download the award guidelines and concept submission form.

Download the full terms and conditions.

Industry partners

The Queensland Government has partnered with the following companies and organisations to focus on mentoring and networking for entrants and winners.

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Microsoft logo

Glentworth logo

River City Labs logo

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