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ASPA/CAP Webinar: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities With Open Data in Government

Sponsored by ASPA's Center for Accountability and Performance
Dec. 18 | 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. ET

This webinar will address the evolution of open data as it pertains to government services. As government has gotten deeper into open data, new issues and challenges have arisen. From how open data are being used to issues of access and security, the technology and implementation issues continue to evolve in this dynamic area. Hear from representatives from the Government Accountability Office, the State of Connecticut and a former City of Seattle open data expert.

Presenters:
David Doyle, Former Open Data Manager, City of Seattle
David Doyle ran the City of Seattle Open Data program from September 2016 to July 2018, where he oversaw the implementation of the City’s open data policy and development of its open data platform. During his tenure as Open Data Manager, he led several initiatives that helped cement Seattle’s reputation as an innovator in the open data movement. These include leading a major redesign of the City’s open data portal (data.seattle.gov ) to improve the user experience and data discoverability, overseeing the Privacy Risk Assessment of the City’s Open Data program which was the first of its kind in the US, increasing both the quantity and quality of open datasets being released onto the portal, and driving internal City initiatives related to the metadata quality of open datasets. Developing partnerships with our vendors and civic technology community, as well as sharing code/documentation/ideas with other local governments was an important focus of his work at the City of Seattle. Prior to his role at the City of Seattle, he worked at Microsoft for 18 years in a variety of software engineering and data science lead roles within the Operating Systems group International team. David holds a Master of Arts degree in Policy Studies from the University of Washington Bothell, a Master of Science degree in Technology Management from University College Dublin, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Sciences (Computer Science & Physics) from the Dublin Institute of Technology.

Michael Jacobson, Moderator, Deputy Director, Office of Performance, Strategy and Budget, King County, WA

Tyler Kleykamp, Chief Data Officer, State of Connecticut
Tyler Kleykamp is the State of Connecticut’s Chief Data Officer, within the Office of Policy and Management (OPM); and is responsible for directing, managing, and overseeing state agency activities related to the collection, analysis, and dissemination of the State's enterprise information assets. In doing so, he leads the State’s efforts to use data to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of state programs and policies. Tyler has previously served as Chair of the Connecticut Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) Council as well as the State GIS Coordinator. In addition, he has led numerous initiatives to improve data and information sharing including; emergency management and disaster response, transparency and accountability during the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act; and land use and economic development activities. In 2016, Tyler was the recipient of the U.S. Open Data Institutes’ “Open Data Pioneer” award and was named a “Data and IT Innovator” by Route Fifty.

Thomas J. McCabe, Assistant Director, Strategic Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office
Tom McCabe is an Assistant Director in Strategic Issues at the Government Accountability Office. Since joining GAO in 2006, he has worked on a broad range of topics, including most recently work on open data, DATA Act implementation, and federal agencies’ efforts to use data analytics and other actions to manage declining resources. Before joining GAO, Tom was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ubon Ratchathani in northeastern Thailand where he worked with the country’s National Primary Education Commission. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Pittsburgh and Master of Arts degree at Gannon University.