Data Transparency 2015Data Transparency 2015 (#DT2015) was held on Wednesday, September 23 at the JW Marriott, Washington, DC. This was the third annual gathering of the most influential U.S. open data leaders– from the executive branch, the legislative branch, state and local, the nonprofit sector, and the tech and financial industries.
Current Change, Future Vision
The U.S. federal government is transforming its information into open data – standardized, searchable, and ready for anyone to use. Open data supports better accountability, enables data-driven decisions, and allows compliance tasks to be automated.
The transformation is driven by key policy changes. First, the DATA Act of 2014 and President Obama’s Open Data Policy are making open data a central part of government management. Second, the Financial Transparency Act, currently pending in Congress, and the IRS’ recent commitment to publishing nonprofit filings promise that the future of business and nonprofit reporting lies in standardized data, rather than disconnected documents. Third, open data formats are being adopted for the text and substance of laws and regulations, changing the essence of policymaking. Data Transparency 2015 offered a first glimpsed of what the government and business leaders who are pursuing in these policy areas.
Data Transparency 2015 was hosted by the Data Transparency Coalition, the world’s only open data trade association, representing market leaders in data publication, data analytics, and data reporting.
Highlights from #DT2015
Plenary Address: Open Data Accelerating
#DT2015 Presenters’ Slideshows
- Track One: Government Management — includes slides from: Mike Peckham, Director, DATA Act Program Management Office, Department of Health and Human Services; Chris Zeleznik, Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Health and Human Services; Ann Ebberts, CEO, Association of Government Accountants; Tim Gribben, Deputy CFO, Small Business Administration
- Main Program — includes slides from: Hudson Hollister, Executive Director, Data Transparency Coalition; Bryce Pippert, Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton; Cori Zarek, Senior Advisor, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Dave Lebryk, Fiscal Assistant Secretary of the Treasury; Laura Manley, Director of Partnerships and Programs, Center for Open Data Enterprise; Danny Kermode, Policy Advisor, Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission