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California Open Data Roadshow: Kickstarting the Conversation in San Jose

Thursday, July 10, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (PDT)

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The open data and civic tech movements are creating new opportunities for government transparency, service delivery, citizen engagement and economic development.

The California Open Data Road Show highlights open data efforts happening in different cities throughout the state, bringing together experts, government staff, technologists and other civic innovators.

This event will bring together public, private and nonprofit sector leaders to discuss local opportunities, challenges and best practices for open data. 

Lunch will be provided. We recommend that you arrive by 11:45am to allow for parking and getting lunch before the main program begins.  

Introductory remarks:

  • Kish Rajan, Director, Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)
  • Ed Shikada, City Manager, City of San José
  • Vijay Sammeta, Chief Information Officer, City of San José


Panel discussions:

  • "Making Open Data a Reality"
    • Moderator: Anant Jhingran, VP of Data & Analytics, Apigee
    • Peter Koht, Co-Founder, OpenCounter
    • Abhi Nemani, Civic-Innovator-in-Residence, GovDelivery
    • Vijay Sammeta, Chief Information Officer, City of San José
    • Yo Yoshida, CEO & Founder, Appallicious


  • "Collaboration in the Civic Tech Ecosystem"
    • Moderator: Robb Korinke, California Forward
    • Julia Burkhead, Deputy Director, Community Technology Alliance
    • Kalen Gallagher, Co-Leader & Founder, Code for San Jose
    • Mark Headd, Developer Evangelist, Accela
    • Ed Shikada, City Manager, City of San José


This event is organized by the Office of Mayor Chuck Reed, the City of San José Office of Economic Development, Silicon Valley Talent Partnership and Code for San Jose. The event is generously sponsored by California Forward and Apigee

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, CalInnovates, The Tech Museum of Innovation and Code for America are partners in the event. 

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