US: Data Innovation Policy: Enabling Access and Promoting Use
9:30 am-10:00 am Gathering and Light Refreshments
10:00 am-12:00 pm Speaker Remarks and Panel Discussions
- Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA), sponsor of the OPEN Government Data Act
- Mona Siddiqui, MD, Chief Data Officer, Department of Health and Human Services
- Erich Andersen, Corporate Vice President and Chief IP Counsel, Microsoft Corporation
- Charles Duan, Senior Fellow and Director, Technology and Innovation, R Street Institute
- Brenda Kostelecky, Director, Cascadia Data Alliance, Fred Hutch
- Chris O’Neill, Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property, IBM
- Brian Raymond, Director, Global Digital Policy, Siemens
- Steefan Verhulst, Co-Founder and Chief Research and Development Officer, NYU GovLab
- Pam Walker, Senior Policy Analyst, Splunk
As our devices become smarter and our infrastructure more interconnected, the volume of data being generated by public and private sources on a daily basis is exploding. Open data policies have emerged as a critical driver of innovation in government and across every industry sector. Join BSA and Microsoft for a conversation with experts about the latest developments in open data policy and what is coming next.
Panels will explore efforts within the government and industry to promote data sharing, opportunities for improving collaboration, and the policy challenges that must be accounted for:
- Are additional policies or structural reforms necessary to advance the goal of leveraging data as a strategic asset?
- Are the technical, legal and policy structures for providing data for commercialization and other public use adequate?
- What are the current governance mechanisms for managing data sharing, and what is needed?
- How can organizations safeguard private data, while improving AI models and creating opportunities to support open innovation?
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