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Thursday, April 13 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Know Thy City - Driving Performance with Data FILLING

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“Trust God,” is the new city manager’s mantra. “Everybody else has to bring data.” States and localities are beginning to amass huge amounts of structured and unstructured data, but each community has a slightly different approach, based on its organization and where it is on the journey from warehousing, an early collection step, to visualization and analysis. This panel offers an overview of what’s possible with data and what isn’t; identifies low-hanging fruit for resource strapped local governments and citizen groups; and examines key concerns about cybersecurity and privacy rights.


Moderators
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Aaron Renn

Manhattan Institute, Senior Fellow
Aaron M. Renn is a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and a Contributing Editor at its quarterly magazine City Journal. He is on a mission to help America’s cities thrive in an ever more complex, competitive, globalized, and diverse 21st century. Renn is also an economic development columnist for Governing Magazine.

Speakers
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Alyssa Doom

Open Cities Project Manager, The Sunlight Foundation
Alyssa is the Open Cities Project Manager for Sunlight’s Policy team, helping to advance open data on the local level. In this role, she conducts research and creates resources related to Sunlight’s state and local policy priorities, provides feedback on state and local open data initiatives, and represents the organization at local and national meetings related to Sunlight’s work. Alyssa previously served as an investigator for the... Read More →
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Elizabeth Linos

VP, Head of Research and Evaluation, Behavioral Insights Team, North America
Elizabeth is Vice President and Head of Research and Evaluation at BIT North America. Her research centers on how to improve government performance, with a specific focus on recruiting, retaining and motivating public servants. She has led a series of projects on city-level innovation, as part of the “What Works Cities” initiative, as well as organizational behavior projects with the police, teachers, social workers and other civil... Read More →
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Jennifer Park

Associate Director, What Works Cities, Results for America
Jennifer Park is the associate director for Bloomberg Philanthropies' What Works Cities. She joined What works Cities in April 2015 and is leading the Community of Cities, a peer-learning network for cities. She previously served as coordinator for the Work on Purpose program at Echoing Green, a nonprofit with the mission to unleash next generation talent to solve the world’s biggest problems. In this role, she supported the design and... Read More →
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Matt Raifman

Senior Implementation Advisor, GovEx, Johns Hopkins University
Matt has addressed public policy challenges at the local, national, and international levels as an expert in energy and transportation. He is currently a Senior Advisor at the Center for Government Excellence (GovEx) at Johns Hopkins University, where he advises cities on implementing performance analytics and open data programs. | Most recently, he was a Science and Technology Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy, where he supported the... Read More →

Volunteers
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Katie Deal

Scribe, Volunteer

Thursday April 13, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Lewis and Clark Room, Marriott Residence Inn Marriott Residence Inn 315 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903

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