Shane O'Neill

I am Shane O'Neill: Father, Fisherman, Founder of various digital businesses & corporate publisher

Now entering my Third Phase - balancing personal and professional activities at a less frenetic pace!

This blog is a referral site where I can store reflections, comment on my continuing professional interests, & record my developing personal experiences and activities.

It contains a private log in area for Family & Friends. 

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Professional

Shane O'Neill appointed to Government's Local Public Data Panel

ELGIN Chairman Shane O'Neill has been appointed to the Government's Local Public Data Panel.

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Professional

Open Data - an alternative view

The launch of the Government’s latest Open Data white paper - Unleashing the Potential on 2 July marks a new and more mature phase in the battle to release Government information and change the culture of the public sector. 

The Building Trust section for example takes the sincerely held counter arguments which are protective of personal data security and deals with them fairly and respectfully without losing any of the energy and evangelism of the greater policy objectives.

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Professional

Open Data - the pursuit of Alchemy!

In mediaeval Europe in its darkest days, the pursuit of Alchemy was the dream of statesmen. Plus ca change!

The European Commission has announced its Open Data Strategy for Europe. Announcing the strategy Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes put forward proposals which “will turn government data into gold”!

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