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Realizing Economic Value in Open Data

It is undeniable that cities of the 21st century are seeing many technological disruptions, one of which is open data. As leading cities have adopted progressive attitudes towards open data others must realize resistance is futile - civic engagement and innovation is the future. This PSD webinar will feature a panel of experts from across North America who will explain how to generate high ROI off of open data through the use of Hackathons and other means of civic engagement. Proven frameworks of how to structure Hackathons and release data to generate local economic value will be presented in detail by The Open Data Exchange, Code for America, Albuquerque (NM), and Calgary (AB). Advanced cities, along with those just beginning to explore Open Data, will benefit from this interactive session. PSD will close the webinar with an informative preview of its Open Cities Index and a dynamic Q&A period. 

In partnership with:

ORIGINAL AIR DATE: December 8th, 2015, 1:00-2:30PM EST


  • Walter Simbirski. Open Data Strategist (Innovation, Data & External Access). The City of Calgary
  • Kevin Tuer, Executive Director, The Open Data Exchange (ODX)
  • Nicole Neditch, Senior Director of Communications & Engagement, Code for America
  • Mark Leech, Application Services Group Manager, City of Albuquerque

Who Should Watch?

  • City Managers/CAOs
  • City Councillors/Mayors
  • Chief Information Officers
  • IT
  • Economic Developers
  • Open Data Third-Parties
  • City Clerks
  • Finance

Webinar Package Includes:

Registrants will receive a copy of the presentation slides and a recording of the presentation.