• Open Data Demo Day AUG 26th – Rally for Establishing a Chief Data Officer for State of California

    August 12th, 2015 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , ,

    This should be an interesting event highlighting the merits of Sen. Richard Pan’s Bill SB573 to create an Open Data portal for state government information spearheaded by a new Chief Data Officer (CDO) reporting directly to the Governor. August 26, 9 AM – noon, in the Eureka Room (basement cafeteria) at the State Capitol.

    Sen. Richard Pan

    Sen. Richard Pan

    The tech industry is ready to use open data to deliver better accountability, better management, and automated compliance. On August 26, join the Data Transparency Coalition for a Data Demo Day, to explore how open data is already changing California – and how SB 573 accelerates that change. Coalition members will demonstrate how their open data-enabled products and solutions benefit citizens, government leaders, and regulated entities.

     

     

    Big question: Will the governor sign it? We hope so. But remember, one of the first things he did when he took office:

    Jerry Brown shuts down government transparency website

    That along with removing the State CIO’s Office as a Cabinet Agency. Oh, and confiscating state officials’ smartphones (in the era of mobility, no less). Will he want to create a new state agency and a new CDO reporting directly to him? Hmmmmm??!

    Well, perhaps the Governor’s IT worm will turn.

    More info on the event and registration page here.

    California Data Demo Day

    California will take a huge step toward technological transformation with the enactment of Senate Bill 573, establishing a framework for all state agencies to move their information resources from disconnected documents into open data. The tech industry is ready to use open data to deliver better accountability, better management, and automated compliance.

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 9 – Noon
    Eureka Room, California State Capitol, Sacramento, CA

    Governments around the world are starting to change their information from disconnected documents into open data – standardized, searchable, and available to all. Open data holds the potential to transform government and society: empowering citizens to communicate with their elected representatives more effectively, enabling data-driven management by supporting analytics and visualizations, and reducing compliance and reporting costs through automation. As governments choose to express their information as open data, they also open opportunities for the tech industry to create the platforms, analytics, and reporting mechanisms that deliver these benefits.
    California will take a huge step toward this transformation with the enactment of Senate Bill 573, establishing a framework for all state agencies to move their information resources from disconnected documents into open data. SB 573 establishes the office of Chief Data Officer, directs agencies to take stock of the information they collect and generate, and sets up an open data portal to enable easy publication and accessibility.

    The tech industry is ready to use open data to deliver better accountability, better management, and automated compliance. On August 26, join the Data Transparency Coalition for a Data Demo Day, to explore how open data is already changing California – and how SB 573 accelerates that change. Coalition members will demonstrate how their open data-enabled products and solutions benefit citizens, government leaders, and regulated entities.
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    Speakers
    Speakers will be announced as they are confirmed

    Dr. Richard Pan
    California State Senator

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