California Data Demo Day: Transparency Outside, Efficiency Inside

Overview


Across California, state agencies and local governments are modernizing the way they manage information. By collecting and sharing information as open data – accessible to all, electronically standardized – governments can be truly transparent to the Californians they serve. But open data doesn’t just deliver transparency; it simplifies internal processes, too.

The Data Coalition and Grant Thornton host the third annual California Data Demo Day. The event brought together state agency officials and legislators to explore the benefits of open data, inside and outside government. Our executive-branch panelists shared stories of open data success sourced from their agencies. Legislative leaders explained how future reforms can drive further transparency and efficiency. Exhibitors will showed how once governments choose to standardize and publish their information as open data, technological solutions can republish, analyze, and automate.

Speakers


Lance Christensen

Chief of Staff to Sen. John Moorlach

Graeme Finley

Principal, Grant Thornton

Ari Hershowitz

Director of Open Government, Xcential Legislative Technologies

Dane Hutchings

League Legislative Representative, League of California Cities

Robb Korinke

Principal, Grassroots Lab

Tim Melton

Director of Strategic Accounts, OpenGov

Senator Richard Pan

(D-Sacramento)

Jan Ross

Deputy Treasurer for Tech and Innovation

Mendora Servin

Information Technology Manager, Legislative Counsel Bureau

Venue


  




Agenda


8:30 am Check-in and Networking
9:30 am Opening Remarks

Hudson Hollister, Executive Director, Data Coalition

Graeme Finley, Principal, Grant Thornton

9:45 am Keynote

Sponsored by OpenGov

Senator Richard Pan (D-Sacramento)

Tim Melton, Director of Strategic Accounts, OpenGov

10:00 am Legislative Data Spotlight

Sponsored by Xcential

Lance Christensen, Chief of Staff to Sen. John Moorlach

Mendora Servin, Information Technology Manager, Legislative Counsel Bureau

Robb Korinke, Principal, Grassroots Lab

Ari Hershowitz, Director of Open Government, Xcential (moderator)

10:30 am Networking and Live Demos
11:00 am Executive Panel 

Jan Ross, California Deputy Treasurer for Technology and Innovation

Dane Hutchings, League Legislative Representative, California League of Cities

Graeme Finley, Principal, Grant Thornton (moderator)

11:45 am Closing RemarksHudson Hollister, Executive Director, Data Coalition

Sponsors


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Additional Sponsors