The White House Police Data Initiative
Tuesday, March 15
12:30PM - 1:30PM
110 E 2nd St
In May 2015, President Obama announced the launch of the White House Police Data Initiative, working with 24 police departments to leverage data on police-citizen interactions (e.g., officer-involved shootings, use of force, body cam video, and stops) to increase transparency and accountability, build community trust, and enable innovation. During this session, moderated by Lynn Overmann, Senior Advisor to the U.S. CTO, three of the participating jurisdictions will discuss their work opening up data and using advanced analytics to improve community relations and decrease uses of force. They will also share models for how technologists and agencies can work together to achieve common goals.
Chief Information Officer
City of New Orleans
Lamar Gardere is the Chief Information Officer for the City of New Orleans and leads the Information Technology and Innovation department. As CIO, Mr. Gardere and his team are primarily responsible...Show the rest
Lamar Gardere is the Chief Information Officer for the City of New Orleans and leads the Information Technology and Innovation department. As CIO, Mr. Gardere and his team are primarily responsible for delivering stable, value-added IT services to City of New Orleans employees and constituents – a task sustained through development of sustainable, forward looking strategies for growth and expansion of IT services. In addition, Mr. Gardere also has a responsibility to improve New Orleans' positioning as a tech savvy destination able to address challenges with 21st century solutions. A New Orleans native, Mr. Gardere earned a Master of Science in Computer Science degree, with concentrations in Ubiquitous Computing, Networking and Graphics, from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Lamar also holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Xavier University of Louisiana.Hide the rest
Sr Policy Advisor to the US CTO
The White House
Lynn Overmann serves as Senior Policy Advisor to the United States Chief Technology Officer at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). In this role, Lynn oversees Team CTO’...Show the rest
Lynn Overmann serves as Senior Policy Advisor to the United States Chief Technology Officer at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). In this role, Lynn oversees Team CTO’s Social and Criminal Justice reform efforts, focused on leveraging data and technology to safely reduce incarceration, link people to effective treatment in the community, and improve human outcomes. Lynn also co-leads the White House Police Data Initiative, which focuses on using data to drive more effective community policing practices and opening police data to increase transparency and accountability.
Prior to her work at the CTO’s office, Lynn was a Presidential appointee at the U.S. Department of Justice, helping to launch the Access to Justice Initiative which focused on criminal and juvenile justice reform, and improving legal services to the poor. Additionally, Lynn spent a year deployed as a senior advisor to the Mayor of New Orleans, helping to implement a range of reforms reducing the city’s jail size, helping launch the city’s first ever plan to end homelessness, and developing a project link to domestic violence legal service providers to local law firms for comprehensive pro bono representation. Before joining the Obama Administration, Lynn was a civil rights and criminal defense attorney in Miami, Florida, specializing in police brutality and jails conditions cases. She began her career as a public defender. Lynn graduated from the NYU School of Law and received her Bachelor of Arts from Bryn Mawr College.Hide the rest
Chief Information Officer
Los Angeles Police Department
Maggie Goodrich currently serves as the Chief Information Officer of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). Prior to being appointed CIO, Ms. Goodrich was responsible for the development and im...Show the rest
Maggie Goodrich currently serves as the Chief Information Officer of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). Prior to being appointed CIO, Ms. Goodrich was responsible for the development and implementation of all LAPD risk management systems, including the officer early intervention system, mandated by a Federal Consent Decree between the City of Los Angeles and the U.S. Department of Justice.
Prior to joining the LAPD, Ms. Goodrich served as a Policy Director for Homeland Security and Public Safety for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. In the Mayor's Office, Ms. Goodrich directed the implementation of policy initiatives and advised the Deputy Mayor of Homeland Security and Public Safety with respect to public policy as it pertains to public safety.
Ms. Goodrich was born and raised in Orange County, California. She received her Bachelor's in Music from Chapman University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Ms. Goodrich received her J.D. from UC Hastings College of Law.Hide the rest
Public Safety Evangelist
Amazon Web Services
Mike Wagers is the Public Safety Evangelist for Amazon Web Services, where he advocates for the adoption of reliable, scalable and inexpensive technology to drive change in policing. Prior to joini...Show the rest
Mike Wagers is the Public Safety Evangelist for Amazon Web Services, where he advocates for the adoption of reliable, scalable and inexpensive technology to drive change in policing. Prior to joining AWS, Mike was the Chief Operating Officer at the Seattle Police Department, where he helped infuse technology into the department, including designing its Real Time Crime Center and Compstat process, holding its first hackathon, developing blurring software for body camera video, and creating a YouTube channel for police video. Prior to Seattle, Mike served as the Director of Law Enforcement Operations and Support at the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He holds a Ph.D. in criminal justice from Rutgers.Hide the rest