Public Forum: Action Items for Implementing the Federal Data Strategy

This Data Coalition and White House Office of Management and Budget joint forum provided an opportunity for the business, academic, and non-profit communities to offer feedback on the 16 draft action items in the Federal Data Strategy.


The Data Coalition and the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) co-sponsored a joint public forum on the Federal Data Strategy’s draft 2019-2020 Action Plan on Monday, July 8. The forum provided an opportunity for the business, academic, and non-profit communities to offer feedback on the 16 draft action items in the Federal Data Strategy. Implementation of the strategy will be undertaken over the next year.   

The draft actions include broad priorities around data resources and tools, research access to data, developing data inventories, improving resources for artificial intelligence research, and setting standards for certain types of data. The actions also include directions for every agency to develop data governance structures, strategies for strengthening skills, and to begin the process of developing learning agendas and identifying priority datasets.

During the forum, registered speakers provided feedback on the draft action items, the prioritization and timelines for the actions, and other actions that should be considered. Speakers were asked questions directly by the federal staff developing the final action plan.

To read a recap of the Federal Data Strategy forum, click here


9:00 A.M. Opening Remarks: Nick Hart, Chief Executive Officer, Data Coalition
9:05 A.M. Keynote: Kelvin K. Droegemeier, Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
9:20 A.M.

Panel 1

  1. Michael Atkin, Content Strategies LLC
  2. Richard Coffin, USAFacts
  3. Clifton Roberts, Intel Corporation
  4. Charles Rothwell, Retired National Center for Health Statistics
9:50 A.M.

Panel 2

  1. Dan Chenok, IBM Center for the Business of Government
  2. Alexander Howard, e-Pluribus Unum
  3. Alan Jacobson, Alteryx
  4. Jane Wiseman, Institute for Excellence in Government
  5. Helen Xing, Tableau
10:25 A.M. BREAK
10:40 A.M.

Panel 3

  1. Mike Fleckenstein, MITRE
  2. Conan French, Institute of International Finance
  3. Tasha Austin, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  4. Vishal Kapur, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  5. Gerard Valerio, Tableau
11:15 A.M.

Panel 4

  1. Michael Anderson, Informatica LLC
  2. Jason Brett, Value Technology Foundation
  3. Heather Gittings, Qlik
  4. Kyle Morton, CMMI Institute
11:45 A.M.

Panel 5

  1. Robin Doyle, JPMorgan Chase & Co. 
  2. Dave Lindsay, Delv Global
  3. Jake Spiegel, Morningstar
  4. Liz Sweeney, Nutshell Associates LLC
  5. Matt Vickers, Xero
12:20 P.M  LUNCH
1:05 P.M.

Panel 6

  1. Tessie Catsambas, EnCompass LLC
  2. Robert Han, Elder Research
  3. Marta Lopata, Thinknum
  4. Jeff Myers, REI Systems
  5. Demetra Nightingale, Urban Institute
1:40 P.M.

Panel 7

  1. Mark Newsom, Humana
  2. Amanda Roberson, Institute for Higher Education Policy
  3. Katherine Smith Evans, American Economic Association
  4. Shawna Webster, National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems
  5. Mary Ellen Wiggins, Forum for Youth Investment
2:15 P.M.

Panel 8

  1. Sefrafin Lion Engle, Datawallen
  2. Bryan Goodliffe, SAS
  3. Angela Rey, Kantara Initiative Education Foundation
  4. Jesse Spector, Software and Information Industry Association
  5. Christian Troncoso, BSA | The Software Alliance
2:50 P.M. BREAK
3:05 P.M.

Panel 9

  1. Richard Berner, NYU Stern School of Business
  2. Drew Leety, Booz Allen Hamilton
  3. Steve MacLaird, Object Management Group
  4. Renata Maziarz, Workiva
3:35 P.M.

Panel 10

  1. Jason Briefel, Senior Executives Association
  2. David Corliss, Peace-Work
  3. Michael Hettinger, Hettinger Strategy Group
  4. Sandeep Mishra, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  5. Kathy Rondon, The Reports and Requirements Company
4:10 P.M.

Panel 11

  1. Herschel Chandler, Information Unlimited, Inc.
  2. Jason Keller, Senior Executives Association
  3. Campbell Pryde, XBRL US
  4. Jacob Ramirez, Classicbrew Enterprises
  5. Jackie Smith, Pipeline Open Data Standard
4:45 P.M. Open Comment Period 
5:15 P.M. Concluding Remarks 

For a PDF version of the agenda, click here

July 8, 2019

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