This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. After a legal dispute with the Belgian railway company about using data from the Web for iRail.be he co-founded the Open Knowledge Foundation Belgium in 2012. This foundation advocates open knowledge in various fields in Belgium. In 2013 he started pursuing a PhD in Open Transport Data at MultiMediaLab – iMinds – Ghent University. He will talk about the possibilities of Open Knowledge applications that can help us with everyday questions, like how long it will take to get to work that day. A lot of frustration caused by the fact that the answers to such questions are not accessible, will be history soon.
Open Knowledge enthusiast
About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)