The White House Open Data Innovation Summit


  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW Washington, DC 20001

Hosted by:
The White House, with Solutions Showcase


At the heart of that openness and collaboration lies data—a valuable national resource and a strategic asset to the U.S. Government, its partners, and the public. Managing data as an asset and making it available, discoverable, and usable — in a word, “open” — has served to strengthen our democracy, promote government efficiencies, create economic opportunity and spur innovation, and improve citizens’ quality of life. Open data is central to President Obama’s leadership and legacy, and he has been able to create the most transparent and data-driven government in U.S. history.

During this free and open Summit we will hear from people on the front lines who are championing data-driven innovations. The Summit will explore the following questions:

  1. Efficiency and effectiveness: How has open data made the government more efficient and effective?

  2. Health and wellness: How has open data made us live better lives?
  3. Innovation, job growth and economic opportunity: How has open data spurred innovative thinking, job growth and economic opportunity?

The Open Data Innovation Summit will bring together government trailblazers, entrepreneurs, companies, advocates, and civic innovators who are using Federal open data across all sectors.  Innovations in open data will be featured in keynote presentations, lightning talks, and panels on the Main Stage and an exhibition hall in the Solutions Showcase.