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Friday, April 13 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Get Smart: Beyond the Buzzwords on Open Data Full

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New tools can vastly empower both local government and citizens to make better decisions, but do they? This session explores where big data, transparency, and performance management are fostering equity and leadership, and how the field might change the face of government.

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Liz Farmer

Public Finance Writer, Governing magazine
Liz covers fiscal policy including state and local budgets, tax policy and pensions. She’s also appeared on national programs such as NPR's 1A and CSPAN's Washington Journal.

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Zac Bookman

CEO and Co-Founder, OpenGov
Zac Bookman co-founded OpenGov in 2013. Today over 1,800 public agencies in 48 states leverage the platform to achieve better budgeting, improved performance, and comprehensive transparency.  Before co-founding OpenGov, Zac served as Advisor to U.S. Army General H.R. McMaster on... Read More →
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David Doyle

Open Data Program Manager, City of Seattle
Doyle is the Open Data Manager at the City of Seattle, where he oversees the implementation of the City’s Open Data Policy and the development of the City’s Open Data platform. Previously, he had a long career at Microsoft where he managed software engineering and data science... Read More →
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Andrew Kleine

President, Andrew Kleine Consulting
Andrew Kleine is a nationally recognized leader in budgeting for outcomes, long-term financial planning, Lean Government, and pension and health benefit reform. He consults, teaches and writes to help cities get better results from their available resources. Andrew served as Baltimore’s... Read More →
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Clarence Wardell

Director of Repurpose for Results, Results for America
Dr. Clarence Wardell III is currently the Director of Repurpose for Results at Results for America, supporting Bloomberg Philanthropies' What Works Cities Initiative. In that role he works with mid-size cities across the country to help them use data and evidence to guide their programming... Read More →

Friday April 13, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Common House - Vinegar Hall South
  Government & Society, Summit