|ODI Conference at the BFI South Bank London|
I spent 1 November at the Open Data Institute 2016 summit at the BFI on the South Bank. There were many excellent speakers but for me the most impressive was Axelle Lemaire, the French minister of state for digital affairs.
She spoke about the Digital Republic bill that she was responsible for. The bill was the first that the French government opened for online consultation, and within a few days of going online it had garnered 3500 contributions from 3000 participants. Some comments resulted in changes or additions to the bill, and when it was debated in parliament representatives used talking points raised in the online discussions.
|Liberty Leading the People|