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ADVISORY COUNCIL

Tune in to hear the brightest minds in tech and
data advise on the future of data-driven public service

Next Meeting Date and Location To Be Determined



WHAT IS ?

MISSION + GOALS

The Department of Commerce collects, processes, and disseminates approximately 36% of the federal open data. That data fuels planning, research and operations that support society and the economy. Commerce is continuously working to improve in its delivery of services. To help guide the Department's efforts, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has assembled the Commerce Data Advisory Council (CDAC). The CDAC provides expert guidance and insight to the Department of Commerce's data leadership, covering a wide range of pressing issues in data and technology:


  • Data management practices that make it easier to rack and disseminate integrated interoperable data for diverse users

  • Best practices that can be deployed across Commerce to achieve common, open standards related to taxonomy, vocabulary, APIs metadata, and other key data characteristics

  • Policy issues that arrive from expanding access to data, including issues related to privacy, latency, and consistency

  • Opportunities and risks related to the combination of public and private data sources and the development of joint data products and services resulting from public-private partnerships

  • External uses of Commerce data and similar federal, state, and private data sets by businesses

  • Methods to enhance communication and collaboration between stakeholders and subject-matter experts at Commerce on data access and use

Council meetings are held on a quarterly basis. Members of the public may observe the proceedings in person or via live stream.

COUNCIL MEMBERS

Ian Kalin

Chief Data Officer DOC

Council Meeting Facilitator

Kim Stevenson

Intel

Council Chair (2015-2016)

Dan Castro

Center for Data Innovation

Council Chair (2015-2016)

Brian Schimpf

Palantir

Global Director of Engineering

Steve Adler

IBM

Chief Information Strategist

Allen Blue

LinkedIn

Co-Founder + VP

Joy Bonaguro

City of San Francisco

Chief Data Officer

Katy Börner

Indiana University

Professor of Information Sciences

Danah Boyd

Microsoft

Principal Researcher + Privacy Expert

Jack Dangermond

ESRI

CEO

Christopher DiBona

Google

Director of Open Source Engineering

Bill Gail

Global Weather Corporation

CTO

Stan Humphries

Zillow

Chief Economist

Heather Joseph

SPARC

Director

Vadim Kutsyy

PayPal

Head of Data Strategy and Stewardship

Kevin Merritt

Socrata

CEO

CJ Moses

Amazon Web Services

General Manager

Jennifer Pahlka

Code for America

Founder

Colin Parris

General Electric

CVP, Software Research

Karin Remington

Arjuna Solutions

CTO

Burton Reist

ESA

CDAC Designated Federal Official (DFO)

NEWS + TRENDING


DOING MORE WITH DATA
November 5, 2015

Leaders from the nation's technology and data industries came together on Oct. 29-30 for the third meeting of the Commerce Data Advisory Council (CDAC) in Boulder, Colorado. This meeting focused on three main themes ...


BUILDING MOMENTUM
October 29, 2015

With a deep bench of experts, the Data Advisory Council is ramping up to discuss weather data initiatives, cybersecurity issues, workforce skills...


COUNCIL ADVISES CONTINUED DATA IMPROVEMENTS
August 12, 2015

On July 30th, the Commerce Data Advisory Council convened its second meeting to review and provide guidance on the Department of Commerce's data. This one-of-a-kind gathering of digital technology executives ...



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