2016 Schedule

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

We the People: Using Tech to Solve Big Challenges

Monday, March 14
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Ballroom D
531 E 4th St

Technology can be a powerful force for good, whether helping government better serve its citizens or helping communities solve challenges in faster, more collaborative, data-driven ways. In this session, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith, U.S. Digital Service Deputy Administrator Haley Van Dyck, Digital Services Expert Clarence Wardell, and Policy Adviser Aden Van Noppen discuss efforts to drive change at the Federal level, as well as innovations taking place in communities around the country.

Specifically, the team will look at:
· Data-driven justice: How can open data build trust between law enforcement and citizens?

· Digital government: How are the Obama Administration’s digital teams transforming how Americans access government services online?

· Accelerating opportunity creation: How is the trifecta of technology, open data and community engagement empowering citizens and local leaders with the tools they need to solve their challenges?

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Aden Van Noppen at SXSW

Aden Van Noppen

Advisor to the US CTO

Executive Office Of The President

Clarence Wardell at SXSW

Clarence Wardell

US Digital Service

The White House

Currently a member of the U.S. Digital Service at the White House, Dr. Clarence Wardell III was a 2014-2015 Presidential Innovation Fellow, where he worked to help launch the White House Police Dat...

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Haley Van Dyck

Deputy Admin

US Digital Service

Megan Smith at SXSW

Megan Smith

US Chief Technology Officer

White House Office Of Science And Technology Policy

In September 2014, President Obama named Megan Smith the United States Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in the Office of Science and Technology Policy. In this role, she serves as an Assistant to the...

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