THEME: The Data Data
Open and Open More: debates, foresight and tactical workshops
Mekong ICT Camp has always been:
A Space, in both physical and virtual sense, for fostering collaborations among information science and social development enthusiasts, software developers, journalists, social activists and NGO practioners to make the best use of information communication technology (ICT) for the purposes of social development.
An Engine for powering networking of facilitators and practitioners who work or intend to work with ICT in the regular work to further share, to teach and to disseminate the knowledge, skills and core practice.
A Center for promoting open source software, open data paradigm and creative commons knowledge.
A Catalyst for self-organizing activities and peer-to-peer coaching and training whereby participants, regardless of backgrounds, languages and level of skills, are engaged to provide feedback, ask questions, collect information, and all in all, enhance mutual learning.
Forum on Data and the Data Era
Debates from different, even opposite, angels
Information, communication and knowledge used to be depicted as a lineal and relational in different developmental stages, and later, were seen converged then written, presented or output in streams. With the decades of accumulation of data and the multiplying effect achieved by social media, the world we live in and the information that flows in both converging and diverging fashion are described as VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous). While some intend to cap data, others have opened and leaked chunks. One can’t help wondering whether have data and the associated governing, management, economic and social value been proven or the deeper value is yet to be excavated? Is data controllable and economic value can be extracted or it’s organic and have data and the associated governing, management, economic and social value been proven or the deeper value is yet to be excavated? Is data controllable or organic and should belong to the public domain?
To enter the Big Data questions, we invite all participants to listen to, think about, prove and counter-prove the opinions that are going to be shared by several prominent leaders from the sector of governance, business, international agencies and social groups. Further on, we will look at data strategies that should garner social organizations the measurable outcomes from programs, campaigns and organizational involvement. We look forward to the collective foresight of Data. (Specific information about the forums and speakers will be available soon.)