Building Businesses on Open Government Data
Monday, March 16
9:30AM - 10:30AM
Hilton Austin Downtown
500 E 4th St
Envision a business resource that companies can use to deliver better healthcare, offer in-depth investment tools, provide energy more efficiently, improve transportation, analyze market and social trends, or offer consumer services through mobile apps and the Web. Now imagine that this resource is free. That's open government data: public data that anyone can access and use to create new ventures and opportunities. Open data on healthcare, finance, education, energy, and many other areas has become a major business resource around the world.
Our panel brings together open data experts. They will discuss trends in the revenue models of open data companies, the kinds of data they have found most useful, and what startups and established businesses can learn from them. Drawing from their experiences at Amazon Web Services, Enigma.io, The GovLab at NYU and Socrata, the panel will show how businesses are putting open data to work.
Open Data Technical Business Dev Mgr
Amazon Web Services
For the past ten years, Jed Sundwall has focused on finding ways that the Internet can improve the quality of governance around the world. As the Open Data Technical Business Development Manager at...Show the rest
For the past ten years, Jed Sundwall has focused on finding ways that the Internet can improve the quality of governance around the world. As the Open Data Technical Business Development Manager at Amazon Web Services, he helps the world use cloud computing to create more open data.
Before joining Amazon Web Services, he created Measured Voice, a social media management tool designed for government. Measured Voice is used by the U.S. Department of Energy, NOAA, Texas.gov, USA.gov, and World Wildlife Fund among many others. Measured Voice was honored to participate in the 1st Code for America Accelerator program.
He is also the founder of Open San Diego, a group that works to make data about San Diego freely available. Launched late in 2009, Open San Diego has quickly developed a vibrant community of volunteer software developers, journalists, and citizens interested in leveraging the power of data to improve the quality of policymaking, journalism, and decision making in San Diego.Hide the rest
Pres/ Center for Open Data Enterprise
Center For Open Data Enterprise
Joel Gurin is Senior Advisor at the Governance Lab at NYU, where he directs the Open Data 500, a project to study companies that use government Open Data as a key business resource (OpenData500.com...Show the rest
Joel Gurin is Senior Advisor at the Governance Lab at NYU, where he directs the Open Data 500, a project to study companies that use government Open Data as a key business resource (OpenData500.com). He is the author of the new book, Open Data Now, and covers the field through his website, OpenDataNow.com. He was formerly Editorial Director and then Executive Vice President of Consumers Union and Consumer Reports. From late 2009 through early 2012, Joel Gurin was Chief of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission. He also served as Chair of the White House Task Force on Smart Disclosure, which studied how the federal government can help consumers by providing information on complex choices in the marketplace.Hide the rest
Since 2011 Marc has been a fellow of the National Science Foundation researching the historical and cultural aspects of computing. As part of a larger ethnographic project on computer modeling and ...Show the rest
Since 2011 Marc has been a fellow of the National Science Foundation researching the historical and cultural aspects of computing. As part of a larger ethnographic project on computer modeling and climate change, Marc conducted research on interactive cartography for Intel Labs in 2010.
From 2006 to 2008 Marc was an intellectual property strategy consultant for Thinkfire Services. Marc holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Columbia University and an MS in Cultural Anthropology from University of California, Irvine where he is also pursuing his PhD.Hide the rest