Texas Data Demo Day: Transparency Outside, Efficiency Inside

Join us and Grant Thornton on May 10 to explore the benefits of open data.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, Trinity Hall, Austin, TX

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 is pleased to host the Texas Data Demo Day, an opportunity to bring together agencies and legislators to explore the benefits of open data. Our panelists will share 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 will show how, once governments choose to standardize and publish their information as open data, technological solutions can republish, analyze, and automate.

Presenting Sponsor

 Policy Partner


Speakers will be updated as they are confirmed. 

Brigade Captain, Open Austin

Deputy Commissioner, Technology Transformation Service,
U.S. General Services Administration
Principal, Grant Thornton Public Sector

Glenn Hegar
Comptroller of Public Accounts, Texas

Hudson Hollister
Executive Director, Data Coalition

Co-Founder and CEO, data.world
Statewide Data Coordinator,
Texas Department of Information Resources
Principal, Grant Thornton Public Sector
Director, Center for Health Statistics,
Texas Department of State Health Services


9:00 am Check-in and Networking
9:15 am Opening Remarks
9:30 am Keynote
9:45 am Executive Panel 
10:15 am Networking and Live Demos
11:00 am Legislative Panel 
11:45 am Closing Remarks