Data Days Cleveland 2017 HIMSS Innovation Center CLE - Saturday March 4, 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.
Saturday, March 4th,also known as “CLE”, was an attendee driven day exploring civic tech and open data. A day of inclusivity and citizen access, attendees set the agenda. ‘CLE’ capped off Data Days in true un/conference style, focused on engaging the broader public.
Developers, advocates, and users convened and facilitated conversations of their choosing. Several lighting speakers shared motivating stories around the use of technology and data as a means for progress.
In this video, Taylor Henschel, Executive Assistant, Cleveland Ward 14, explained Data Days and the Data Days Cleveland event. He then introduced Cleveland Councilman Brian Cummins who spearheaded Data Days CLE, a 3-day event at the Global Center for Health Innovation bringing together experts and users in the fields of civic technology and data. Cummins introduced the partners in the Collaborative and the sponsors.
John Paganini, Sr. Manager, Interoperability Initiatives, of HIMSS spoke about HIMSS Innovation Center, located at The Global Center for Health Innovation, at Data Days Cleveland. He mentioned the hackathons and other events that have been held there and will be held there covering topics such as infant mortality, opioids and so on.
Leon Wilson is the Chief of Digital Innovation and CIO of the Cleveland Foundation. Leon suggested the need to look at quality of life issues through a digital lens. These are his remarks on Day 3 of the event.
Nicole Capuana, Chief Experience Officer at LaunchVector, led the Unconference at Data Days Cleveland. She explained what an Unconference is and stated that theme for this Unconference was Exploring Civic Data and Open Data.
R is an open source environment and language for data visualization, analytics and statistical computing. Dan Negrey, Director of Analytics and Data Science at Precision Dialogue, led the discussion on R at the Unconference at Data Days Cleveland.
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Scott Frank, MD, MS from the Case Western Reserve University and his colleague Amy R. Sheon, PhD were Lightning Speakers at the Unconference and spoke about local health data resources.
Scott Frank, MD, MS
Jessica Ice is a Market Analyst at JumpStart Inc. She gave a Lightning Speech at the Unconference on Saturday with the topic "Data Darkness of Equality in Venture Capital"
April Urban is a research associate at The Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at the Mandel School at Case Western Reserve University. April was one of the driving forces behind Data Days Cleveland and we caught up with April in the middle of Day 3.
The 3rd day of Data Days Cleveland continued with Lightning Speeches and the Unconference. Learn more about plans for the 2018 Data Days Cleveland.