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A random walk through open data and more

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I’ll talk about why open data matters, and how we try to change the world with it at Open Knowledge. I will also cover some of the seemingly disparate things I’ve worked on since my PhD, and the joys and challenges of systems which have people in them.

Bio: Dr Laura James is CEO of Open Knowledge, and Co-Founder of Makespace, Cambridge’s community inventing shed. Laura was previously first employee and VP Engineering at AlertMe, building a pioneering internet of things connected home system, and was Head of Knowledge at, an AI which answers natural language questions. Laura has also worked at AT&T Labs in the US and UK, and the University of Cambridge. Laura is a Chartered Engineer, holds Masters and PhD degrees from the University of Cambridge, and is an alumnus of the Royal Academy of Engineering Leadership Award and NESTA Crucible fellowship programmes.

This talk is part of the Computer Laboratory Systems Research Group Seminar series.

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