Nick Sinai, U.S. dep CTO
Data Transparency 2013
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy joins first-ever open data policy conference on September 10, alongside Congressional leaders
WASHINGTON, DC (September 5, 2013) -- The Data Transparency Coalition announced today that Nick Sinai, U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), will deliver the executive keynote address at the Data Transparency 2013 conference on Tuesday, September 10. Along with tech industry representatives and transparency advocates, Data Transparency 2013 will feature executive and legislative branch leaders from both parties who share a commitment to opening the U.S. government's data.
A former venture capitalist, Nick Sinai has become one of the federal government's foremost advocates for stimulating innovation through open data. In his role as U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Sinai helps to lead the implementation of President Obama's Open Data Policy. The policy establishes a landmark definition for open data and requires that all newly generated government data be made available in accessible, machine-readable formats.
Data Transparency 2013 will be the nationâ€™s first public conference dedicated to open data policy. Attendees representing over 28 federal agencies, 60 private-sector companies, and 40 transparency-oriented nonprofits will examine the impact of open data on government, explore open data business opportunities, and collaborate a common open data agenda.
Members of the media are invited to attend and should contact Zack Pesavento at firstname.lastname@example.org for complimentary registration. Public registration and a full schedule of events are available at http://www.datatransparency2013.org.
Event: Data Transparency 2013
Date: Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
Location: Ronald Reagan Building,1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC
Tickets: Available now through Eventbrite
Free Transportation: Provided by Lyft with app download; use promotional code OPENDATA
iPhone App: Available on iTunes
About the Data Transparency Coalition
The Data Transparency Coalition is a trade association that advocates for data reform in the U.S. government. The Coalition brings together technology companies, nonprofit organizations, and individuals to support policies that require federal agencies to publish their data online, using standardized, machine-readable, nonproprietary data standards. The coalition is steered by a board of advisors. Members include sector leaders such as Teradata Corporation, WebFilings, and RR Donnelley, and smaller start-ups such as Level One Technologies, BrightScope, and StockSmart. For more information, visit http://datacoalition.org/.