Unleashing Data in the Public Sector

  • August 30, 2013 · 12:30 PM
  • USF

Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Reichental

In an era of government deficits it’s comforting to note that there is an abundant surplus of data. But until recently, leveraging value from data beyond its initial creation and use has been difficult. Today, this picture is changing. Beyond much desired transparency and accountability, making government data more easily accessible is creating a wave of valuable community value. In this talk, Dr. Reichental will discuss these transformational items and help the audience to think about how they too can participate in this new data economy.

For over 20 years, Dr. Jonathan Reichental has been successfully helping organizations leverage the value of information and communications technology to solve business problems, increase effectiveness, and support revenue growth. He has experience in both the private and public sectors. He spent over 15 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in a variety of technology-related roles including leading technology innovation by delivering specific expertise in emerging technologies and the impact of macro trends such as demography on organizational success. He is currently an award-winning Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the City of Palo Alto, focusing on modernizing the technology environment, implementing enhancements to the citywide SAP implementation, and pushing the boundaries of innovation in local government such as open data and broader civic participation through mobile devices. Prior to joining the City, Jonathan served as CIO of O’Reilly Media, an integrated media company. During his tenure he led the successful technology effort to deploy a new global ecommerce platform, enhanced the Oracle financial system, completed and maintained PCI-compliance, implemented an IT governance process, and made several strategic upgrades to the network infrastructure.

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  • Leandro

    Nice 50,000 foot discussion of the still untapped potential of unleashing public data to the public, while grounding it in local use cases. Despite the opener of looming calamity, the tone stayed optimistic enough to promote enthusiasm.

    1 · August 30, 2013

  • Kirsten K.

    Please remember to update your RSVP if your plans have changed. Thank you!

    August 27, 2013

  • Jeffrey W.

    Would really like to go, is the seminar always this full?

    August 27, 2013

    • Mark S.

      They usually become full online, but a large chunk never actually make it. I'd recommend going even if you're on the wait list, you'll probably get in.

      1 · August 27, 2013

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