Texas Data Demo Day: Transparency Outside, Efficiency Inside

Overview


Across Texas, 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 Texans they serve. But open data doesn’t just deliver transparency; it simplifies internal processes, too. The Data Coalition and Grant Thornton hosted the Texas Data Demo Day, in partnership with Open Austin. The event brought together agencies and legislators to explore the benefits of open data. Our panelists shared stories of open data success sourced from different branches and functions of government – but sharing common themes of external transparency and internal efficiency. Our exhibitors showed how, once governments choose to standardize and publish their information as open data, technological solutions can republish, analyze, and automate.

Speakers


Mateo Clarke

Brigade Captain, Open Austin

Sarah Crane

Deputy Commissioner, Technology Transformation Service, U.S. General Services Administration

Douglas Doerr

Principal, Grant Thornton Public Sector

Glenn Hegar

Comptroller of Public Accounts, Texas

Brett Hurt

Co-Founder and CEO, data.world

Ed Kelly

Statewide Data Coordinator, Texas Department of Information Resources

Kimberly Olivares

Chief Performance Officer, City of Austin

Dr. Lisa Wyman

Director, Center for Health Statistics, Texas Department of State Health Services

Venue


  Trinity Hall, 311 E. 5th St, Austin, TX




Agenda


9:00 am Check-in and Networking
9:15 am Opening RemarksHudson Hollister, Executive Director, Data Coalition
9:30 am KeynoteHon. Glenn Hegar, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Doug Doerr, Principal, Grant Thornton Public Sector (moderator)

9:45 am Executive Panel Ed Kelly, Statewide Data Coordinator, Texas Department of Information Resources

Lisa Wyman, Director, Center for Health Data Statistics, Texas Department of State Health Services

Sarah Crane, Assistant Commissioner for Products and Programs, Technology Transformation Service, U.S. General Services Administration

Doug Doerr, Principal, Grant Thornton Public Sector (moderator)

10:15 am Networking and Live Demos
11:00 am Municipal Panel Kim Olivares, Chief Performance Officer, City of Austin

Mateo Clarke, Brigade Captain, Open Austin

Christian Hoehner, Policy Director, Data Coalition (moderator)

11:45 am Closing RemarksBrett Hurt, Co-Founder and CEO, data.world

Scott King, Principal, Grant Thornton Public Sector

Hudson Hollister, Executive Director, Data Coalition

Sponsors


Title Sponsor

Special Policy Sponsor