Angela Baker

Data Assurance Programme Lead, Open Data Institute

Trust me – trust my (open) data: The role of standards in data and data processes

Open Data
Wednesday, February 8 • 10:00am-10:30am GMT
St. James, 4th floor
Angela Baker

Trust me - trust my (open) data: The role of standards in data and data processes

An essential part of persuading people about the benefits of open data is giving them assurance that the data is reliable, of high quality and maintained properly. And that the people responsible for it (and the processes they use) are trustworthy.

Trust in data and data processes (across the whole data spectrum) also has the potential to unlock great value for the economy, society, and the environment, by improving public services and increasing efficiency and effectiveness in business. So what needs to happen next in the data ecosystem to ensure that open data (and data across the spectrum) can be trusted?

Join our panel discussion to understand more about data assurance, and how building trust in data and data practices can support people, organisations, and the wider economy.


Angela Baker is Data Assurance Programme Lead at the Open Data Institute. The programme is focussed on improving data sharing by helping organisations assess, build and demonstrate both trust in and the trustworthiness of data and data practices

Prior to this she was Data Access and Integration Programme Manager for EuroGeographics She had particular responsibility for facilitating access to National Mapping and Cadastral Agency data by managing the production and provision of pan-European datasets, including leading on European projects.

Angela has worked within the geospatial industry for over twenty years. She has a MA in Human Geography from Aberdeen University, an MSc in Cartography and Geo-information Technology from Glasgow University and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society where she currently sits on the Professional Advisory Panel.