Open Data User Group

The Open Data User Group will gather views of open data users/re-users to influence data releases for free through government’s Data Strategy Board (DSB).

Role of the group

The aim of the group is to:

  • conduct consultation to identify and prioritise public sector information
  • provide advice to the DSB on subsequent spending review period bids for additional funding for open data which would benefit the UK economy
  • undertake appropriate research and evidence gathering to inform the business case to release open data
  • draw on expertise and experience of the user community to build the business case to the DSB on how additional funding for data free at the point of use and re-use should be prioritised

Join the Open Data User Group

The Open Data User Group is looking for new members to champion the needs of open data users. Find out more about how to apply on the blog.


Name Company
Alex Kafetz ZPB Associates
Bob Barr Manchester Geomatics
Carlos Somohano Data Science London
Charlie Boundy Detica
Dominique Lazanski Taxpayers’ Alliance
Duncan Ross Teradata International
Gesche Schmid Local Government Association
Giuseppe Sollazzo University of London
Harvey Lewis Deloitte
Heather Savory Chair
Jacqui Taylor Flying Binary
Jeni Tennison ODI
Paul Fenton PFC
Paul Malyon Experian
Tom Smith OCSI

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