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Data Days Cleveland 2017

Data Days Cleveland 2017
HIMSS Innovation Center
ALT - Friday March 3, 2017

Cleveland’s first annual celebration of civic technology, data & the doers working to improve our region, Data Days Cle was presented by the The Cleveland Civic Tech + Open Data Collaborative (The Collaborative) at the HIMSS Innovation Center, 4th floor of the Global Center for Health Innovation.

The morning of Friday, March 3rd, also known as “ALT” features a keynote address and forum with Aneesh Chopra, President of NavHealth, author of Innovative State and the first Chief Technology Officer of the United States of America appointed under President Barack Obama.

Aimed at civic activists, as well as institutional and government leaders, “ALT” was an exploration of the use of open federal, state, and local government data and civic engagement. The forum featured a local perspective alongside Aneesh representing how communities properly enable handshakes among stakeholders and handoffs to civic innovators to better serve communities.

Brian Cummins

Brian Cummins


Cleveland Councilman Brian Cummins thanked the supporters and then introduced Lev Gonick, CEO of Digital C.

Lev Gonick introducing Aneesh Chopra

Lev Gonick introducing Aneesh Chopra


Lev then introduced the keynote speaker Aneesh Chopra who served as the first Chief Technology Officer of the United States.

Aneesh Chopra

Aneesh Chopra



Aneesh Chopra is also the author of Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government and in his keynote he gave a look at the current and future state of using data and open technology.

Aneesh Chopra slide

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After the keynote, Aneesh Chopra was asked about Open Data Sets.



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He was then asked about the government using open data and privacy concerns.



He was asked how to make open data real for people.

Aneesh Chopra

Aneesh Chopra



Chopra was also asked about the Integrity of the Data that is out there



He was also asked about the infrastructure of the US elections process.

Aneesh Chopra at Data Days Cle



Lev Gonick, CEO of Digital C moderated a small group of leaders and community leaders with Aneesh Chopra t Data Days CLE.

Aneesh Chopra and Lev Gonick

Aneesh Chopra and Lev Gonick



Lev explained the Playbook and Aneesh explained the 5 key elements using the example of infant mortality.

Aneesh Chopra breakout session



Chopra was asked about HIPPA and other barriers to open data in figuring a solution for infant mortality. Steve McHale, Chairman/CEO/Co-Founder of Explorys Inc. gave his input as well.

Steve McHale

Steve McHale



Steve Potash, CEO of OverDrive, explained his company's story about digital books to Aneesh Chopra.

Steve Potash

Steve Potash



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