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The Case for Public Sector Open Data
March 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Case for Public Sector Open Data:
Public Access for Innovation and Improved Policymaking
Join Austin Tech Alliance, The Data Coalition, City of Austin and Open Austin for a panel discussion about the OPEN Government Data Act and how this will turbocharge existing open data policies and drive citizen engagement.
We’ll start off with opening remarks by former Governor Martin O’Malley. Gov. O’Malley was one of the first State officials to push for broader citizen engagement in solving public sector problems through open data, and his CitiStat initiative has been credited with helping inform many of President Obama’s open data policies.
We’ll then head into a panel discussion facilitated by Christian Hoehner, Senior Director of Policy at the Data Coalition. Christian helped lead the advocacy effort to pass the OPEN Government Data Act (P.L. 115-435) through Congress into law.