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Thursday, July 17 • 10:05 - 10:45
Keynote – Neelie Kroes: Embracing the open opportunity

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A new spirit of openness offers transparency: better information, decisions, governance; fairness: giving taxpayers back what they've already paid for; and innovation: the more you share ideas – the more others can build on them. That's what turns data into jobs; dust into gold.

Over the last four years we have delivered: Open public data. With binding new laws and guidance. Free of cost and restrictions, flowing as freely as water. Open science. Good for scientists, good for citizens, good for society. Horizon 2020 is worth 80 billion euros and every single publication will be openly available. The open internet. Without blocking or throttling by your telecoms provider. I am calling on national governments to agree that as a priority.  Open education. With every classroom connected. Education that is not off the peg: but made to measure, for every child. So every teacher can choose to share their resources online, and benefit from others'. Open creativity. A copyright system about creativity and innovation – not limitation and control. Open standards. For interoperability and against lock-in. Open source and Open building blocks for new services and applications.


Rufus Pollock

President & Founder, Open Knowledge
Rufus Pollock was a Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow, and the Mead Fellow in Economics at Emmanuel College, University of Cambrige; he is an Associate of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law at the University of Cambridge. He has worked extensively as a scholar and... Read More →


Neelie Kroes

Vice President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda
Mrs. Neelie Kroes is Vice President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda.In 1971 she was elected to the Dutch lower house of parliament, where she became spokesperson for education. She remained a member of parliament until 1977, when she became junior... Read More →

Thursday July 17, 2014 10:05 - 10:45 CEST
Kino 3 Kulturbrauerei

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