It’s Time to Ask More of Open Data

Mar 11, 2017

9:30am – 10:30am CT

At least 18M open datasets exist today–more than 7X the number of websites at Google’s launch. Taxpayers around the world are funding much of this effort. Now that this vast and growing data array is available, it’s time to focus on its capacity to solve difficult problems faster.

Let’s get even more from what we’re paying for, supercharge open data we’ve already published, link disparate datasets to uncover fresh insights, and make sure new datasets are optimized from moment one.

The panelists are celebrated open data leaders who will share lessons from their work in enhancing discoverability, usability, and a range of other factors that maximize open data’s problem-solving power.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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Damon Davis

Former US Dept Of Health & Human Services

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Brett Hurt


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Jeff Meisel

Harvard Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy

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