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Tuesday, November 1 • 10:00am - 1:00pm
Running a successful open data program

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Cities collect and store large amounts of valuable data. Until recently, most data was locked away in filing cabinets, stored in clunky hard to access legacy IT systems and only released through public record requests. An open data program makes city data easily accessible to anyone, at any time, through the internet. A comprehensive data program can clear the way for a city powered by data and transform the relationship between government and public. 

Businesses, residents, visitors, and civil servants expect to have readily available data to aid decision making. Good open data programs meet these expectations while also delivering increased transparency and strong accountability. The Center for Government Excellence’s Open Data Director, Andrew Nicklin will lead a session focused on how to improve work processes, enable collaboration, and optimize service delivery by harnessing the power of data to create greater efficiency and better results for constituents. Cities aren’t simply providers of open data, they are consumers as well.

Government leadership, or technical staff interested in starting an open data program.

Half-day | Morning  

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Andrew Nicklin

Open Data Director, Center for Government Excellence
Andrew Nicklin is the Open Data Director at the Center for Government Excellence (GovEx) at Johns Hopkins University. At the intersection of technology, government, data, and civic engagement, Andrew has been called an “innovative thinker and skilled technologist”. He led former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s NYC OpenData and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Open NY programs – both widely recognized for their ground-breaking... Read More →

Tuesday November 1, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm
Room 204

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