Transforming lives with open data – a case study: making physical activity accessible to everyone.Open Data
Tuesday February 7th, 5:00pm-5:30pm GMT
St James, 4th Floor
Encouraging people from all backgrounds, and of all abilities, to engage in sport and physical activity is fundamentally good for society. But in the post-pandemic world getting people moving has become increasingly challenging. OpenActive is a UK community initiative led by Sport England and the ODI that seeks to unlock sport and physical activity data, making it easier for everyone to find and book activities. In this session representatives from sports bodies, leisure operators and other OpenActive stakeholders will discuss the OpenActive initiative and how it is making sport more accessible and transforming lives by unlocking data.
Andrew Newman is a Principle Data Specialist at the ODI.
Andrew is an experienced data specialist with over 20 years experience of leading and managing data teams and initiatives at the UK’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra).
Andrew has a broad range of data skills and experience, he has: built and operated geographic information systems; developed data standards and specifications; written and implemented data strategies; and defined and delivered major projects, transforming data infrastructures.
Andrew is people focused and naturally takes an open and collaborative approach, bringing communities of people together to deliver services and drive change and improvement.