We help you develop confidence and competence in the growing open data and smart cities ecosystem.

Following a successful year delivering open data training on behalf of the Scottish Government, we are now offering new courses to everyone. Our training packages are developed based on our years of experience supporting cities, public and private organisations on their open data and smart cities journey.

Delivery and facilitation of this course is beyond excellent. Pitch, content, deliverables were spot on. Key messages were delivered clearly and knowledge share is invaluable.
— Gillian McNish, Records & Information Management Officer, Dumfries and Galloway Council

Our training works! 68% of attendees took at least 'one positive open data action' within 3 months of our training. 

Based on a survey of 317 attendees.

Open Data Training for Public bodies in Ireland

UrbanTide is delighted to have been appointed as the sole supplier of open data training to all public bodies in Ireland, as part of the ambitious Open Data Ireland Initiative.

Our interdisciplinary workshops cover a range of topics from open data basics to data analytics, visualisations, linked data and anonymisation techniques.

Data crash course (1/2 day)

This half-day training is fast-paced and immersive. It is ideal if you are just discovering how to unlock your data, including the possibilities, challenges and benefits.

Play & work with data (1 day)

This interactive, hands-on workshop is developed for those who would like to gain more practical knowledge about working with and publishing data.

Using data in practice (2 day)

Go beyond data basics, this 2 day workshop will help you learn about the technical aspects of implementing publication processes using the latest standards and more.

Your Data Lab (tailor-made)

We work with you to create a tailored data lab and mentoring programme that helps you and your organisation prepare for the opportunities of a data-led economy.


Our training is for everyone.


Are you the one driving innovation and transformation within your organisation? Or just have an interest in the potential of open data.

Expand your knowledge and get practical experience with open data, open data strategies, procedures and best practices. 


Are you responsible for data, growth and operations within your organisation?

Get in-depth knowledge of open data, innovation and the future of smart cities. Learn more about the open data-driven economy and how it can help you increase operational efficiency and improve customer engagement.


Are you working with data, open data and citizen engagement? 

We can help you with the processes related to open data publishing and strategy building. We'll help you prepare for challenges and exploit the benefits and opportunities of the open data ecosystem.

What people are saying
about our training:

I think this course needs to be delivered to everyone with a strategic role. (I will) write up a brief and share it with colleagues, including directorate heads.
— Cat Young, Assistant Programme Manager: Strategic Planning, NHS Lothian,
(I will) engage with colleagues to explain benefits of open data. The course was very enjoyable and informative and I would recommend to colleagues.
— Michael Morton, Web/Digital Services, Angus Council
Really good workshop – excellent content and delivery. Thank you!
— Gillian Daly, Head of Policy & Projects, Scottish Library & Information Council

Meet the trainers

Steven Revill

Steven was Principal Trainer for the Scottish Government Open Data Training - delivering open data training to 70 participating public sector organisations.

Steven was also the OPEN Glasgow City Data Manager and City Technology Platform Project Manager for Future City Glasgow.


Jackie Loughery

Jackie has over 15 years of experience as a workshop host, interactive facilitator and trainer. She delivered the Scottish Government Open Data Training to a wide range of public sector representatives. With an interest in internal engagement and the culture change often needed to embrace open data, Jackie is enthusiastic and delivers training that enables everyone’s voice to be heard.



Pippa Gardner

Pippa currently works with local authorities across the UK on a variety of technology, data and engagement projects relating to open data and smart cities.  She is an experienced trainer and facilitator who enjoys making training as interactive and engaging as possible.


Tobi Tonner

Tobi has over 10 years of experience in delivering data management solutions for local and national government organisations.  He has expertise in designing complex data systems and has advanced skills in data handling, processing and analytics. 


Reka Kovacs

Reka has a passion for innovation and cutting edge technologies. She has an interdisciplinary background and has extensive knowledge about open data, citizen engagement, smart infrastructures and smart cities.



 In case you have further questions, send us a message via training@urbantide.com 
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