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INVITATION TO BRIEFING: AN ACTION PLAN FOR OPEN DATA IN THE NEXT ADMINISTRATION

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In looking forward to the next administration, the Center for Open Data Enterprise is excited to present the Open Data Transition Report, a nonpartisan informational report that offers an action plan for developing government data policy and programs. We invite you to attend a briefing featuring an overview of the report and perspectives from several experts. Featured speakers will talk about the importance of open government data and the opportunities for open data to make an impact. An Action Plan for Open Data in the Next Administration 12:00pm - 2:00pm October 24, 2016 National Press Club, Holeman Lounge The briefing will feature the following speakers: The Honorable Michelle K. Lee - Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Max Stier - President and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service Shelley Metzenbaum - Good government catalyst; Senior Fellow, The Volcker Alli…

WHITE HOUSE OPEN DATA INNOVATION SUMMIT - WHAT I SAID, WHAT I MEANT TO SAY

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+OpenDataSoft participated in the celebration that was 8 years in the making at the White House. Yesterday, for the first time, the White House held the 2016 Open Data Innovation Summit. I work for OpenDataSoft as the Open Data Evangelist. I was asked to introduce the White House Agenda and then to speak on Civic Innovation regarding Open Data. What I said and what I wanted to say were different. The event was full of excitement and also of reflection Megan Smith and Tony Scott kicked off the event touting the 200k datasets that had been released through Data.Gov. Certainly this is refreshing from even a decade ago when serious effort and even lawsuits were required to make data available to the public. That all was not good and could be better was brought up by +Alex Howard from the Sunlight Foundation. Alex noted that HTML and PDFs were counted among the "datasets" being released. Note that while HTML and PDFs are indeed 1 star out of…

THE FUTURE OF DATA TRANSPARENCY: OPEN DATA PIONEERS WILL GATHER IN BOSTON FOR INNOVATION ENTERPRISE’S OPEN DATA INNOVATION SUMMIT: JUNE 11 & 12

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The Open Data Innovation Summit will unite thought leaders and open data activists that are utilizing freely available data. The summit is taking place at the Sheraton Hotel in Boston on June 11 & 12 and will combine keynote presentations with interactive workshops and countless networking opportunities. Last week, President Barack Obama enacted the nation's first Open Data law that will require federal agencies to publish their spending data in an accessible format. The Open Data movement truly begins now. The Open Data Innovation Summit arrives in Boston on June 11 & 12 and will explore new opportunities resulting from the large amounts of open data available now and also data that has the potential to become freely available. Combining three general themes, the summit will see keynote presentations with interactive sessions to maximize participation between attendees. The summit will explore ‘Open Dat…