[edit 22.10.2010 Video from the panel added to the end of the post]
One important group of people who are (and should be) interested in open data are the idea rich people in start-up companies.
Slush Helsinki is a annual lively entrepreneurship event in Helsinki with the attitude that ”If you can survive the winter slush in Finland you can do anything!”.
Slush 2010 brings together entrepreneurs and their business ideas, seasoned experts, angel investors, VC’s and this year also the open data developers for an intensive two day event.
I will be moderating Open Data Panel On thursday October 21st (1:00 pm – 2:00 pm) and I’m happy to announce the great panelists with whom I expect to have interesting session on Thursday:
- Atte Jääskeläinen, Editor-in-Chief of YLE News (Finnish National Broadcasting Company), Broadcasting company’s rola as a data provider and data re-user
- Jyrki Kasvi, Member of Parliament (green party), Political perspective in opening data
- Ville Meloni, Project Manager Forum Virium Helsinki, Experiences from Helsinki Region Infoshare
- Antti Pakarinen, labs.Kirjastot.fi, Organization perspective in opening data (Helsinki region Library data opened last summer)
- Karri Saarinen, Partner at Kisko Labs, Challenges of a company to find and use public data
See you on Thursday… there might be a web stream, but at least Twitter #slush10 is worth following.
By the way, Slush Helsinki 2008 was the first time that I pitched the idea of Fillarikanava (CyclingChannel)