Sameer Vasta spoke on "Using Open Data for Business and Social Changes" during PodCamp14 at Ryerson.
Podcamp Toronto had this description in their schedule:
Thanks to favourable licenses, people can now use Canadian, Ontario, and City of Toronto Open Data to build a businesses or create projects geared towards social changes. As a matter of fact, Tony Clement, President of Canada’s Treasury Board, has been quoted as saying that he wants to turn Open Data into Canada’s newest Natural Resource.
…but, what does that mean exactly?
This session will explore that very question and delve deeper into the implications of how Open Data change the fabric of our society.
What are the specific areas of economic and business potential?
What do you need to do to build a business on open data?
How can your business or innovation impact social change?
Where are the opportunities for social change?
What do you need to do to take your idea from product to change mechanism?
Sameer Vasta: @vasta