Open Data – How releasing publicly held data can transform the places we live.

A session at Wisconsin Land Information Association Annual Conference

Thursday 13th February, 2014

8:45am to 9:30am (CST)

Open Data is concept that data created by government employees should be available to the public, free to use, reuse and distribute without worrying about copyright or restrictions. In the last few years, cities, counties and states around the nation have enacted open data policies to enhance government efficiency, promote transparency and create new jobs. New applications have been developed around data-sets like land use, geographic surveys, and recreational trails. Through active participation by members of the public and the development community, open data will revolutionize how residents interact with our government, provide new insight into how our city government works, and encourage active participation in the government process. Resnick’s presentation will review popular trends in open data, cost-effective models for releasing data, along with innovative examples of what other cities, counties and states are doing with their recently released data.

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Scott Resnick

City Councilman in Madison, WI and COO of Hardin Design & Development

Scott Resnick specializes in innovative solutions involving emerging and mobile technology. As the Executive Vice President Hardin Design & Development he oversees all new business development, account management, portfolio investments, and human resources. He also is responsible for forecasting regional sales and the overall marketing of the company. Started four years ago, the company has amassed an impressive portfolio of clients including: Mercedes-Benz, Disney, Coleman, the Golf Channel, Dow Jones, FedEx, Hartford, DuPont Pioneer, and Sony, among others. Work by the company has also been featured an iPad commercial.

Outside of Hardin, Scott was a founding member of Capital Entrepreneurs, an organization of over 150 start-ups in Madison. In addition, Scott is also serving his first term on the City of Madison Common Council, where he is a member of the Economic Development Committee and the Downtown Coordinating Committee. His recent accomplishments include passing the first open data ordinance in Wisconsin (second in the US) and speaking at the White House about entrepreneurship and small business development. Scott has been named to InBusiness’ 40 Under 40 and was recently presented the Forward Under 40 award by the UW Alumni Association.

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Time 8:45am9:30am CST

Date Thu 13th February 2014


Michigan Room, Marriot Madison West

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