Next Week: Sacramento Data Summit looks at Open Data, Civic Tech

On Wednesday March 18, California Forward is in Sacramento convening leading public and private sector voices on Open Data to discuss policy proposals and other means of advancing innovation in California State and Local Government. This event will center on concrete policy proposals and a review of working policies in California and across the US.
CA Fwd’s initial Data Summit (pictured above), held in March 2014, convened some of the leading public sector and private developers of government transparency tools, as well as over 150 opinion leaders and policy makers. Building on that momentum, CA Fwd convened regional events to incubate models, share data management practices, and elevate the use of data to encourage job creation, improve government performance and engage the public. This year’s summit will look holistically at state and local agencies, and seek to elevate the use of data across jurisdictions to advance critical policies.

Register here:
Event Details:
Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Location: Sacramento Grand Ballroom, 629 J Street
Time: 10 am - 2 pm (lunch will be served)
Early bird registration fee (through February 28): $50

Confirmed Speakers include:

  • Assemblyman Phil Ting
  • Jodi Remke, Chair, Fair Political Practices Commission
  • Kish Rajan, Director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GoBiz)
  • Sheri Greenberg, Clinical Professor & Fellow, Max Sherman Chair in State and Local Gov’t at UT, Austin
  • Abhi Nemani, Chief Data Officer, City of Los Angeles
  • Emily Shaw, National Policy Manager at the Sunlight Foundation
  • Michael Chui, Partner at McKinsey Global Institute (MGI)
  • Nicole Neditch, Fellowship Director at Code for America
  • Robert Tse, Community Planning and Development Specialist, USDA Rural Development
  • Steve Spiker, Director of Research, Information & Technology, Urban Strategies Council