Northernlands 3 - Declaration for Responsible and Intelligent Data Practice

About Julian Tait

Co-founder and CEO of Open Data Manchester CIC

Julian is co-founder and CEO of Open Data Manchester CIC, an organisation that seeks to help cities, organisations and communities understand the power of data. He is passionate advocate for digital technologies that can help build more resilient communities, develop new forms of economic activity and give people a stake in the process of governance. This has lead to research into mutual data ownership models such as data cooperatives and the development of the Declaration for Responsible and Intelligent Data Practice for Greater Manchester. He has been involved in developing projects and advocating for open and accessible data infrastructure, through engaging and building communities of practice within cities since 2009. He co-developed the Open Data Cities programme in Manchester, UK, DataGM - The Greater Manchester Datastore, GMDSP and has had involvement with many other local, national and international open data and Smart City initiatives. He was also a contributor to the Open Data Handbook, The Open Book and other papers. He has spoken locally and internationally on subjects related to Open Data Manchester’s work.


After the conference we would really appreciate your feedback about what you found useful and what we could do in the future.


Nothernlands 3 is a collaboration between ODI Leeds and The Kingdom of the Netherlands, the start of activity to create, support, and amplify the cultural links between The Netherlands and the North of England. It is with their generous and vigourous support, and the support of other energetic organisations, that Northernlands can be delivered.

  • Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • West Yorkshire Innovation Festival