My book Open Data Now (McGraw-Hill) has been published just as the Open Data 500 project that I lead at the GovLab is studying the power of Open Data. I’ve had a lot of interest in both projects, and have been invited to speak at a number of upcoming events. To contact me about an upcoming event, please email me at

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Here’s what’s coming up – and material from past events:


May 16: Open Data Institute lecture on “The value of open data to business”


June 3: Panelist on “Who’s Your Data?”, Association of American Publishers conference


June 10: Keynote speaker at XBRL International Conference 2014, Orlando, Florida


Appearance on Press:Here (date to be set)


September 16: Detroit 14 – Techonomy conference


October (date to come): Keynote speaker, 2014 International Open Data Forum


April 8, Washington, DC, Panel, “The Economic Impact of Open Data,” Center for Data Innovation (video here)

March 25, Washington, DC, Panel, Congressional Transparency Caucus (video)

March 19, Columbus, OH, Keynote speaker at  Big Data Future conference, Ohio State University (video and slides here)

March 10, Washington, DC, Panel, “The Data Revolution Is Here – How is Open Data Changing the Private Sector?” World Bank Live (video)

March 3, Hartford, CT, Keynote speaker, Connecticut Data Collaborative Forum, with Governor Dannel P. Molloy (video here) (slides here)

February 26, online, McGraw Hill “Work Smarter” Webinar: “Leading With Data: Boost Your ROI with Open Data and Big Data,” with Prasanna Tambe, co-author of The Talent Equation (slide presentation)

February 26, Washington, DC,  Panel on “Data-Driven Decision Making,” workshop on “Tapping into Talent: Improving the Transition from School to Work,” U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

February 24, New York, Open Data Now@NYC - a celebration of Open Data Now and New York Open Data companies at the GovLab at NYU (video here)

February 12, Washington, DC:  “Outside In” panel for Politico (video)

February 6, Mountain View, CA: Google Tech Talk  (video)

February 5, San Francisco: Open Data Now talk at the Open Data Bay Area meetup

January 23, New York City: Author event hosted by NYC Open Data (slide presentation)

January 23, Washington DC: On the panel on The Data Economy (video) for Data Innovation Day

January 22, Washington DC: Book launch party (audio podcast) sponsored by the Data Transparency Coalition and FedScoop – with special guest speaker Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO).

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