Data Coalition CEO to Join Open Government Data Panel at SXSW 2020

December 10, 2019 5:31 PM | Data Coalition Team (Administrator)

Washington, D.C. – The Data Coalition is pleased to announce that our panel discussion, "'In the Know' with Open Government Data," co-submitted with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, has been selected to be a part of South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, on March 16, 2020. The session is part of the Government & Politics track and will explore how public data innovators are using open data to promote government accountability while solving important issues facing society. Speakers include:

  • Amy Edwards, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of the Fiscal Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Nick Hart, CEO, Data Coalition
  • Rebecca Hutchinson, Big Data Lead, Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Neil Jacobs, Assistant Secretary for Commerce for Environment Observation and Prediction, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

“The federal government collects and manages data relevant for understanding the greatest challenges faced across our society; the value of this information is maximized when data are accessible and usable,” said Nick Hart, CEO of the Data Coalition. “Better using government data as an asset will transform society’s capabilities to generate insights to hold government accountable, improve the efficiency of how tax dollars are spent, and prioritize investments that best meet consumers’ needs. I am excited to discuss these topics alongside federal government leaders and represent the Data Coalition’s growing membership at SXSW 2020.”

For more information on this session, visit the SXSW website

About the Data Coalition: The Data Coalition is America’s premier voice on data policy. We advocate on behalf of the private sector and the public interest for government data to be accessible, high-quality, and used to enhance accountability, improve government effectiveness, reduce compliance costs, and stimulate innovation. Our members represent a cross-section of the technology, data analytics, and data management industry. For more information, visit




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