2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Building Businesses on Open Government Data

Monday, March 16
9:30AM - 10:30AM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon E
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.


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Jed Sundwall

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...

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Joel Gurin

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...

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Marc DaCosta


Enigma Technologies

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 ...

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