Open Data - Wednesday 20 March 2019


As more and more data is generated daily, and even by the minute, how that data is used and what information can be obtained from it becomes more and more significant. An important aspect of this is Open Data and the related topic of Linked Data. This meeting will look at these topics and review how the use of Open and Linked Data can make access to information and how it is used much more powerful.

The meeting will begin with a general (fairly non-technical) introduction to the subject from David Penfold, who will give examples from organisations such as Network Rail.  We hope that this will be followed by a speaker from another organisation to which Open Data is important. The usual syndicate sessions will follow.


Dr David Penfold is vice-chairman of NetIKX and has worked for many years in publishing, with a particular emphasis on content, structured documents and information management within a publishing context. He has previously been chair of the British Computer Society Electronic Publishing Specialist Group and a Senior Lecturer at the London College of Communication (Deputy Course Director of the MA in Publishing). He is currently Convenor of the terminology Working Group of the ISO Technical Committee on Graphic Technology and a founder member of the recently formed IK SpringBoard, which is working on methods of implementation of the revised CILIP/KPMG report on Information as an Asset.

The Twitter hashtag for this event is #netikx97.

rovisional Timetable

14:00 - 14:30   Registration (and refreshments)

14:30 - 15.45   Speakers

15.45 - 16:05   Tea and networking

16:05 - 16:45   Syndicate session

16:45 - 17:00   Reporting back and general discussion

17:00 - 18:00   Refreshments and a glass of wine

18:00               Close


The British Dental Association, 64 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YS (The nearest London Underground Station is Bond Street)

Seminar Costs

If you are a NetIKX Member or join NetIKX now, there is no charge

Non-members are welcome to attend. Please register below.

Athough the normal rate for non-members is £30, there will be discounts available for returning members and others. For further information, please send an email to web[at]

If you have a problem registering for this meeting, please send an email to web[at]

Price: £30.00