About Doorda

Doorda is a leading UK provider of aggregated and augmented Open Data solutions.

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Where we began

It all began when Clifford McDowell, the founder of Doorda and Streetwise, agreed to help a friend with a flat viewing. Keen to know more about the area they decided to go door to door and ask the local residents for ‘insider’ information. They asked about crime, the local school, how good the nearest takeaways were, and what the local doctor was like.

It soon became apparent that most of this information was available online thus the idea dawned – why not put all this publicly available and recently published data onto a single website?

In recognition that no individual organisation offered a unified solution, Clifford and his brother, Barry developed Doorda’s unique and innovative reference dataset that enables the Citizen and Businesses to navigate, connect and make sense of local and national Open Data.

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Overcoming the Open Data Challenge

In a bid to win the international data race the UK has encouraged individual government departments to release data as soon as they can before any national framework or index is put in place.  In essence this means there are over 908 data publishers releasing data openly there are currently over 140,000 datasets available to date.

Doorda presents an in-depth local and national view by connecting up-to-date Open Data releases covering for socio-demographic, environmental, crime and road traffic accidents, utility consumption, company information, planning requests etc.  A full list of Doorda Content is available from Doorda on request, simply contact us.

Doorda’s Open Data solution underpins the timely collection, packaging and delivery of augmented and aggregated Open Data, which can be seamlessly integrated with a company’s existing data. Learn more…

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Our team

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Clifford McDowell

Founder and CEO

Founder and CEO of Doorda, Clifford is a passionate member of, and regularly contributes to, discussions on the strategic direction of Open Data for a number of associations and industry groups focused on catalysing the evolution of open data culture to create economic, environmental, and social value.   Clifford is constantly pushing the Open Data message across social, local and commercial enterprises.

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Barry McDowell

CTO

As Lead Developer and CTO, Barry’s responsible for making the data accessible and managing our unique modelling tools. He has over 20 years’ experience in data analysis and predictive analytics in his previous roles as a senior digital investigator for HMRC. Responsible for the creation of Doorda’s cutting edge location mapping and statistical modelling algorithms (OGM).

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Dave Berry

Chairman

Dave is the Chairman of Doorda’s board of directors. He has over 35 years’ experience in the software industry, having worked with blue chip organisations and many software start ups. He has built multiple sales channels and has extensive European operational management and board level experience. He has worked for IBM, BMC Software, Evolutionary Technologies, Acta Technology (acquired by Business Objects), Striva, Informatica (which acquired Striva), and GoldenGate (acquired by Oracle). He was  Senior Vice President/Vice President EMEA for five of these organisations.

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Rob Flintoff

CFO

Rob has over 30 years as a Finance Director in the High Tech Industry. Rob qualified with Deloitte, Haskins & Sells in 1979, leaving in 1984 to become European Financial Controller of GEAC. Rob has floated a number of companies, opened up new markets and territories, restructured tax operations, and held senior positions at several multi-national companies. He held the position of VP International Finance for BMC Software up to 1996 before becoming VP Finance EMEA . Here he grew the company by twenty five times to a turnover of over $600M, responsible for Finance,  Controlling, Tax & Treasury. Rob gained a BA in Management Science (Business Studies) from the University of Warwick.

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Paulette Boniface

Sales and Marketing Operations

Paulette is responsible for the development and execution of the Marketing Strategy to drive Brand Awareness, Lead Generation and Inbound Marketing campaigns.  She has over 15 years’ track record delivering New Business and Marketing programmes within the IT Outsourcing and Software industry. Working for global companies such as CSC Corporation, Informatica and Mastek as well as SMEs, Paulette has significant experience in developing marcomms and lead generation strategy to drive revenue and build brand awareness across multiple industry sectors.

Associations and Industries

Doorda is a member of, and regularly contributes to, discussions on the strategic direction of Open Data for key government bodies and industry groups.

Open Data Institute (ODI)

The ODI is focused on catalysing the evolution of open data culture to create economic, environmental, and social value.

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Public Data Group (PDG)

Recently integrated into Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) board, Public Data Group (PDG) comprises Companies House, Land Registry, Met Office and Ordnance Survey.

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National Information Infrastructure (NII) Advisory Group

The NII is tasked with creating a national framework for the future release of government data.

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National Archives Advisory Group

The National Archives Advisory Group provides is focused on the integration of EU Directive 2013/37/EU.

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