2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Better Living Through Data and Evidence

Friday, March 11
12:30PM - 1:30PM

JW Marriott
Salon 3-4
110 E 2nd St

Data and evidence are no-longer relegated to the Washington DC wonk-set. From US cities, to international governments to civic tech organizations, data and evidence are increasingly being used to improve lives. Moderator David Bornstein of the New York Times will lead a discussion about the power of data and evidence to positively impact our lives every day, what’s at stake if we DON’T use these tools effectively and the roadblocks that may make implementation difficult for some.

Hashtags: #sxsw #whatworks


David Bornstein at SXSW

David Bornstein


Solutions Journalism Network

David Bornstein is a journalist and author who focuses on social innovation. He co-authors the Fixes column in The New York Times Opinionator section, which explores and analyzes potential solution...

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James Anderson at SXSW

James Anderson

Head of Government Innovation Programs

Bloomberg Philanthropies

James Anderson oversees Bloomberg Philanthropies’ government innovation programs, focused on building problem-solving capacity within local governments and spreading innovations that work. Current ...

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Marilyn Strickland


City Of Tacoma

Sly James at SXSW

Sly James


City Of Kansas City

Mayor Sly James was born and raised in Kansas City, where as Mayor since 2011 he focuses his efforts to make Kansas City best in four areas: Education, Employment, Efficiency and Enforcement. Major...

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