The University of Southampton’s Head of the Web and Internet Science Group (WAIS) and co-founder of the Open Data Institute, Professor Nigel Shadbolt, will be a key speaker at the British Library’s Inspiring Science events.
The Open Data Institute (ODI) has named AMEE founder, Gavin Starks, as its new CEO.
ECS Professor Nigel Shadbolt was a member of the Steering Group for the new global Web Index, compiled by the World Wide Web Foundation, and published today at a launch event in London.
In a major interview in this month’s Wired magazine, Professor Nigel Shadbolt outlines the future plans and potential value of the new Open Data Institute (ODI) which will open in Shoreditch, London, later this year.
ECS Professors Nigel Shadbolt and Sir Tim Berners-Lee have been named as co-directors of a new world-leading Open Data Institute, established by the UK Government to innovate, exploit and research Open Data opportunities.
9 November 2011
Professor Nigel Shadbolt was on the stand of the BIS launch of Midata and spoke about the transformational capacity for public and private sectors.
More carrot and stick needed for open data
The Open Data initiative took another huge step forward yesterday (Thursday 3 November) with the launch of a new initiative that will enable consumers to gain unprecedented access to personal data from banks, utilities, telecoms providers and a range of other companies.
Open Data logged another step in its progress to make the world more transparent, when hundreds of public servants, NGOs, journalists and developers gathered in a former factory building in Warsaw this week for be the world’s biggest ever open data event.
4 August 2011
Professor Nigel Shadbolt comments on new Government proposals to ease the rules for Freedom of Information.
Freedom of information: Minister aims to ease rules on access to data
6 July 2011
Nigel Shadbolt has played a leading role in the opening up of government data in the UK.
Data Portals Become Fashionable: Time to Worry?
2 June 2011
How data.gov.uk got its start. Nigel Shadbolt recounts how he and Tim Berners-Lee persuaded politicians to see the value in open government data portals.
2 June 2011
The disruption and potential of Open Data.
As Newsprint Fades, Can Websites Sustainably Fill the Information Needs of Citizens?
4 May 2011
Professor Nigel Shadbolt has been appointed to advise on a new Government initiative which will enable neighbours to club together to get better deals on loft insulation and energy-saving light bulbs, for example.
Minister announces plans for 'collective shopping'
4 May 2011
Professor Nigel Shadbolt has been appointed Chair of the MyData initiative, a project designed to give consumers easier access to the data held about them by businesses.
Nigel talks about his appointment
Professor Nigel Shadbolt was this week appointed chair of mydata, an initiative designed to give consumers easier access to data held about them by businesses.
The new Google magazine, 'Think Quarterly', features an article in its first edition by Nigel Shadbolt, Professor of Artificial Intelligence in ECS-Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton.
The University of Southampton today released a range of non-personal data online as part of its pioneering commitment to the open data revolution.
23 January 2011
A year ago data.gov.uk launched to fanfare and acclaim. Twelve months later, founder Nigel Shadbolt looks at what it's achieved.
A year of data.gov.uk
Nigel Shadbolt, Professor of Artificial Intelligence in the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, and Transparency and Open Data Adviser to UK Government, has been named as a leading Government IT Thought Leader 2010 by the influential web site Silicon.com
1 December 2010
For a pair of academic information technologists, Professors Nigel Shadbolt and Tim Berners-Lee have an unusual degree of influence over government policy.
Opening the Linked Web
We are living in an age of superabundant information. The Internet and World Wide Web have been the agents of this revolution, producing a deluge of information and data which has led to a range of scientific discoveries and engineering innovations.
After advising the UK Government on the release of huge quantities of public data, ECS Professor Nigel Shadbolt is now encouraging people to come up with innovative ways of putting the data to use.
31 May 2010 - Francis Maude announced that Professor Nigel Shadbolt and Sir Tim Berners-Lee have been appointed to the new Public Sector Transparency Board. The Board based in the Cabinet Office will be responsible for setting open data standards across the public sector and developing the legal Right to Data.
Issued 17.30, Tuesday 25 May 2010
Yesterday, as part of its £6 billion spending cuts, the new Government announced that it was unable to offer funding to the proposed Institute for Web Science.
The following statement has been issued by Professor Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Professor Nigel Shadbolt, of the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton:
Professor Dame Wendy Hall and Professor Nigel Shadbolt are key speakers at FutureEverything 2010 which takes place this week (12-15 May) in Manchester.
The Prime Minister Gordon Brown has announced £30M of funding to take forward research on the next generation of the World Wide Web.
The Government today announced the creation of the new Institute for Web Science.
19 March 2010
Over 100 delegates from business, government and academia attended Terra future – Forging Links along with Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, and Professor Nigel Shadbolt.
Terra future conference focuses on linked data
Research on the development of the World Wide Web in the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) is featured in a new BBC season of programmes, Superpower, which began on Monday 8 March and runs for two weeks.
Students from a whole range of disciplines are being invited to go along to the Royal Society in London next week to hear why they should study the World Wide Web.
Video Interview with the IEEE
Huge Amounts of Connectivity - View video
The Web Science Trust has been granted charitable status, in a move which will enable greater focused, global development of the discipline.
Speaking today (2 February), the Prime Minster, Gordon Brown hailed the work of ECS Professors Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Nigel Shadbolt for the transformation they have brought to government processes.
A new series beginning on BBC2 on Saturday 30 January features ECS Professor Sir Tim Berners-Lee in an exploration of how the Web has reshaped our lives over the last 20 years.
Professor Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Professor Nigel Shadbolt have led the development of the new data.gov.uk web site launched today by the Government.
Speaking yesterday at No.10 Downing Street, the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, announced that he had asked Professor Nigel Shadbolt of the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton to lead a panel of experts who will oversee the release of local public data, ensuring that it is linked effectively across relevant agencies, authorities and government departments.
ECS Professors Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Nigel Shadbolt are behind the significant change in policy towards public data announced by the Prime Minster yesterday (17 November).
ECS Professors Nigel Shadbolt and Sir Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the World Wide Web, visited No.10 Downing Street last week to update the Cabinet on progress on making government data more open and accessible.
14 July 2009
Cloud of Data Blog
Paul Miller notes that Garlik, the company for which Professor Nigel Shadbolt is Chief Technology Officer, has just released their triple store -4store and made it available for download.
Garlik releases Open Source RDF triple store
Professor Nigel Shadbolt and Professor Sir Tim Berners-Lee have been given a special role by the Prime Minister to help transform public access to Government information.
9 June 2009
Professor Nigel Shadbolt writes a guest column in The Times on the issues surrounding technological surveillance in the UK, and suggests proposals to ensure people's privacy is protected.
How we should keep an eye on the powers that are watching us
Professor Nigel Shadbolt will be talking at the Cheltenham Science Festival on Digital Footprints.
Web Science ’09, the first European conference on Web Science, is dedicated to the presentation of research into ‘Society on the Web’.
Gaming is already pointing the way towards learning technologies of the future, according to ECS Professor Nigel Shadbolt.
Although Hollywood often likes to present us with a world full of self-aware and destructive robots in the style of I Robot, this is not the way the science of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is headed, says British Computer Society President and ECS Professor of Artificial Intelligence Nigel Shadbolt.
The University of Southampton and MIT have launched a new scientific research initiative on Web Science, aiming to produce the fundamental scientific advances necessary to guide the future design and use of the World Wide Web.