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The Open Data topic will get a full hearing on September 12 at UC Berkeley as a full day exploring the importance that open data can have on improving governance. It is being organized by the Institute of Government Studies and CITRIS Data & Democracy Initiative in a unique collaboration between Berkeley’s social science and engineering sectors.
California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and the Vice President of Corporate Citizenship for IBM, Stanley Litow, will be among the featured speakers. A full day’s agenda highlights 27 separate speakers and panelists at the event which will be held in the Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall at UC Berkeley. The speakers will represent all levels of government, software firms, nonprofit and public interest organizations, as well as academia.
“The conference features leading experts from the United States and abroad addressing all aspects of the open data movement as a means to increase transparency and civic participation,” said Kristin Connelly, who directs California Forward’s public accountability programs. (Source: CAFWD)