On the 16th of April the European Beyond Data Event takes place in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. An event which is organized this year for the 5th time by the City of Eindhoven. Last year the event focused mainly at the Dutch market but this year we go European and we go a step further: Beyond Data! The Beyond Data Event is part of the Knowledge Society Forum (KSF) Meeting of Eurocities. Their work meeting takes place at the 14th and 15th of April and finishes with the Beyond Data Event. The members of the KSF consists out of more then 50 policy makers focused on Open Data, from European cities.
Open data is a highly important new domain within the total society. A data-driven city is a city that intelligently uses data to better deliver critical core services. You make data accessible in a way that it can be re-used again. The coming years it will transform how cities run and how citizens engage with their government. Open data is an essential participation instrument , an innovation tool to stimulate new applications for a comfortable life and one of the core elements to shape a Smart City.