THE WHITE HOUSE
OPEN DATA INNOVATION SUMMIT
with Solutions Showcase
September 28, 2016 | 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001
In his first full day in office, President Obama issued the “Transparency and Open Government” memorandum stating that his Administration was “committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness,” fostering a sense of transparency, public participation, and collaboration amongst the government and the American people.
At the heart of that openness and collaboration lies data—a valuable national resource and a strategic asset to the U.S. Government, its partners, and the public. Managing data as an asset and making it available, discoverable, and usable — in a word, “open” — has served to strengthen our democracy, promote government efficiencies, create economic opportunity and spur innovation, and improve citizens’ quality of life. Open data is central to President Obama’s leadership and legacy, and he has been able to create the most transparent and data-driven government in U.S. history.
Since then, the Administration has made astounding progress in transforming Federal information into open data, opening up data sets that have never before been public. The White House Open Data Innovation Summit will highlight the Obama Administration’s work in opening U.S. government data and to discuss the path forward to continue this progress. This event is co-hosted by White House, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the General Services Administration, and the Data Foundation and will feature cutting-edge uses of government open data to promote government efficiency and effectiveness, drive innovation, economic opportunity, and improve the health and welfare of the American public.
During this free and open Summit we will hear from people on the front lines who are championing data-driven innovations. The Summit will explore the following questions:
- Efficiency and effectiveness: How has open data made the government more efficient and effective?
- Health and wellness: How has open data made us live better lives?
- Innovation, job growth and economic opportunity: How has open data spurred innovative thinking, job growth and economic opportunity?
The Open Data Innovation Summit will bring together government trailblazers, entrepreneurs, companies, advocates, and civic innovators who are using Federal open data across all sectors. Innovations in open data will be featured in keynote presentations, lightning talks, and panels on the Main Stage and an exhibition hall in the Solutions Showcase.
The Speakers will include federal and private-sector leaders working to standardize, publish, and innovate on U.S. government open data.
The Solutions Showcase will feature cutting-edge uses of government open data to strengthen democracy, promote efficiency and effectiveness in government, and drive economic opportunity.
Commitments to carry open data initiatives through to the next Administration will be listed in the White House Open Data Fact Sheet.
Registration for the Summit is free and open to the public, however is by invite only. If you would like to receive an invite contact: WHOpenData@gsa.gov with subject line “White House Open Data Innovation Summit 9/28”
To learn more about the open data initiative, please visit this White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) blog.
To learn more about the My Data initiative, please visit this White House OSTP blog.
The White House Open Data Innovation Summit will be held at the Washington Convention Center, concurrent with the Data Foundation’s fourth annual open data policy conference, Data Transparency 2016. Alongside the Summit, Data Transparency 2016 will include additional tracks focusing on the benefits of open data in government finance and in regulation. Last year’s open data policy conference, Data Transparency 2015, attracted over 500 registrants and featured nearly fifty speakers. The full recap of Data Transparency 2016 is at datacoalition.org.
Data Transparency 2016 website: http://www.datafoundation.org/dt-2016
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