California Data Demo Day


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 hold government accountable, enabling data-driven management by supporting analytics and visualizations, and generating private-sector growth. 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. Open data is already transforming governments’ finances and operations – and improving services in areas like health care and education. But across all these areas, policymakers must move faster to transform their information from documents into data.

The California Data Demo Day, hosted by the Data Coalition in Sacramento, was an opportunity to explore all three benefits of open data: better accountability for citizens, data-driven management for public-sector leaders, opportunities for private sector growth. Executive-branch and legislative-branch speakers explained how they’re accelerating open data through policy reforms. Members of the Data Coalition demonstrated how they can use open data to transform government and society.


Hon. Diane Boyer-Vine

Legislative Counsel of California

Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang

Justin Erlich

Special Assistant Attorney General, California Department of Justice

Robb Korinke

Grassroots Lab

Assemblymember Evan Low

Assemblymember Brian Maienschein

Jan Ross

Deputy Treasurer, Technology and Innovation

Phillip Ung

Legislative and External Affairs Director, California Fair Political Practices Commission


  Capitol Event Center, 1020 11th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814


8:00 am – 9:15 am     | Breakfast with Exhibitors
9:15 am – 9:30 am     | Introductory Remarks
9:30 am – 10:15 am   | Open Data Innovations Panel
   Hon. Diane Boyer-Vine, Legislative Counsel of California
   Justin Erlich, Special Assistant Attorney General
   Jan Ross, Deputy Treasurer, Technology and Innovation
   Phillip Ung, Legislative and External Affairs Director, Fair Political Practices Commission
   Robb KorinkeGrassrootsLab (moderator)
10:15 am – 11:15 am  | Networking with Exhibitors
11:15 am – 12:00 pm | Open Data Policy Panel
   Assemblymember Ling Ling Chang
   Assemblymember Evan Low
   Assemblymember Brian Maienschein
   Hudson Hollister, Data Coalition (moderator)


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