Jeni Tennison awarded OBE for services to technology and open data in New Year Honours

Thursday, 2 January 2014, 17:51.

Jeni worked at TSO for six years as technical architect and was one of the lead developers on www.legislation.gov.uk, which has been recognised as a world first in using open data to open up the statute book. Congratulations to Jeni on being awarded the OBE.

We were also pleased to see the work of the Government Digital Service recognised with Mike Bracken, Executive Director at GDS being awarded a CBE.

These honours, and many more recognising those working in technology, reinforce how important digital channels and developments in open data have become. Appropriately the official publishing platform for the New Year Honours, The Gazette www.thegazette.co.uk  has undergone a digital transformation as well and we’ll soon be launching an API to deliver core datasets as open linked data.