Open Data Day 2015 in Greece
On February 28th 2015 ODI Athens and the Greek Free/Open Source Software Society (GFOSS) celebrated the World Open Data Day (ODD15GR) at Innovathens, Athens. More than 200 people from different scientific and economic domains participated to the event to advance their common interest on open data.
Two sessions of four parallel workshops filled all available space of the Innovathens area. The workshops were organized in collaboration with partners from the public and private sector, including academic institutions and research centres such as the NCFSR "DEMOKRITOS", the National Documentation Centre, the Agro-know, the SciFY, the Computer Technology Institute “Diophantus", the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Athens and the Ministry of Interior, with the support of the project Freme.
The keynote speeches by Phil Archer, W3C Data Activity Lead and Elpida Prasopoulou captivated the audience which had overcrowded the room. One of the most significant highlights of the event was the announcement by Michalis Vafopoulos for the beginning of the operations of an Open Data Institute node, in Greece - ODI Athens.
The event concluded with three timely and inspiring speeches by Elpida Prasopoulou, Stavros Lounis and Iraklis Agiovlasitis, with regards to how open data can drive business innovation.