Open data has the potential to be a game-changer for local governments throughout the UK. Openly sharing local data can help improve citizen engagement, increase awareness of city services and even help solve complex problems. But local governments don’t always have the expertise on hand to put their data to work.

Microsoft CityNext partner Shaping Cloud are experts on how open data can be applied in practical ways, using low-cost, agile and secure cloud technologies. They’ve used their innovative approach to work with Manchester City Council to provide citizens with real-time environmental data via a Windows 8 app.    

Want to learn more about how local governments can put their own data to work? Join Microsoft and Shaping Cloud for a free webinar on Thursday, 29 May from 11 a.m. to midday. We’ll  explores how local authorities and citizens can fully exploit open data and cloud technologies to create healthier, safer, and more sustainable places to live. You’ll get to hear from Microsoft’s Michael Wignall as well as experts from Shaping Cloud. You’ll even have a chance to ask questions!

Sign up for this free webinar today, using invitation code 254383.