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John L. Sheridan
Head of e-Services in the Information Policy and Services Directorate of the UK’s National Archives, co-chair of the W3C’s eGovernment Interest Group, Information Policy and Services Directorate of the UK’s National Archives

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John Sheridan is Head of e-Services and Strategy at the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) in addition to serving as a co-chair of the W3C’s eGovernment Interest Group. OPSI is a key enabler for the re-use of government information, with responsibility for the re-use strand of policy development the operationally the management of Crown copyright and database rights (the UK Government’s Intellectual Property). John works at the intersection of information policy, technology and online service delivery. With a background in Information Technology, specializing in the Web, he has led a number of projects to enable government data, in particular using Semantic Web technology. John was part of the team of officials support the Power of Information strand of policy development. John has spoken at numerous conferences and events, in the UK and internationally, speaking to both policy and technology audiences.

John is the point person for a current project at OPSI that made The London Gazette, one of the UK’s longest standing newspapers, a vehicle for the UK government to publish usable information to the public.

Sessions

Sandro Hawke (W3C), John L. Sheridan (Information Policy and Services Directorate of the UK’s National Archives)
Average rating: **...
(2.14, 7 ratings)
Are you a government IT professional who thinks the process required to integrate and query diverse data formats resembles a "Mission Impossible" movie? Then you should attend this workshop! W3C’s experts on linked open data and semantic web technologies show you how to navigate the process, and select the right technologies, to accomplish the mission of putting government data on the Web. Read more.
Open Data and Web Services
Location: Room 201
Tim Berners-Lee (World Wide Web Consortium), John L. Sheridan (Information Policy and Services Directorate of the UK’s National Archives), Dominic Campbell (FutureGov), Chris Thorpe (Artfinder)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)
Just under a year ago, on June 10, 2009 the UK government announced its "Making Public Data Public" initiative and tapped Sir Tim Berners-Lee as an advisor for data.gov.uk. In this session you'll hear four fascinating perspectives on the development and impact of UK's Gov2.0 initiative. Read more.
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