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February 26, 2014

Shared Data. Shared Knowledge.

Thought leaders Waldo Jaquith (Open Data Institute), Jeanne Holm (Data.gov) and Yuvi Kochar (Graham Holdings Company) discuss the value of open data in their respective fields. Collectively they examine how open data:

  • Can be used to increase transparency
  • Spur innovation; and
  • Eliminate fraud, waste, and abuse.

Waldo Jaquith speaks about open data in a non-traditional sense – addressing a variety of methodologies that are currently being applied to create solutions.

Yuvi Kochar takes a technological and economic point-of-view – focusing on the importance for businesses to leverage data to stay marketable.

Jeanne Holm discusses the environment created at data.gov in which data is available and used to create value.

This event is facilitated by Travis Korte of the Center for Data Innovation, with an introduction by Ana Rold, editor-in-chief of the Diplomatic Courier.

As the Evangelist for Data.Gov (an open government flagship project for the White House managed by GSA), Jeanne Holm leads collaboration and builds communities with the public, educators, developers, and international and state governments in using open government data. Jeanne is also the Chief Knowledge Architect at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, driving innovation through social media, virtual worlds, gaming, ontologies, and collaborative systems, including the award-winning NASA public portal (www.nasa.gov) and pioneering knowledge architectures within the US Department of Defense. She is a Fellow of the United Nations International Academy of Astronautics, a Distinguished Instructor at UCLA, and Chair of the W3C eGovernment Group, and has more than 130 publications on innovation, open data, information systems, and knowledge management.

Jeanne is a graduate of Claremont Graduate University and UCLA, where she is an instructor in knowledge management, social network analysis, and collaborative systems. She has worked at Disney, in television and radio, and as CIO for a technology start up. She has been awarded numerous honors, including the NASA Exceptional Service Medal for leadership (twice), Distinguished Instructor of the Year at UCLA, a Fed 100, three Webby’s from The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, three best practice awards from the APQC, and led NASA to an unprecedented four global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) awards.

Jeanne Holm

As the Evangelist for Data.Gov (an open government flagship project for the White House managed by GSA), Jeanne Holm leads collaboration and builds communities with the public, educators, developers, and international and state governments in using open government data.

As the Evangelist for Data.Gov (an open government flagship project for the White House managed by GSA), Jeanne Holm leads collaboration and builds communities with the public, educators, developers, and international and state governments in using open government data. Jeanne is also the Chief Knowledge Architect at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, driving innovation through social media, virtual worlds, gaming, ontologies, and collaborative systems, including the award-winning NASA public portal (www.nasa.gov) and pioneering knowledge architectures within the US Department of Defense. She is a Fellow of the United Nations International Academy of Astronautics, a Distinguished Instructor at UCLA, and Chair of the W3C eGovernment Group, and has more than 130 publications on innovation, open data, information systems, and knowledge management.

Jeanne is a graduate of Claremont Graduate University and UCLA, where she is an instructor in knowledge management, social network analysis, and collaborative systems. She has worked at Disney, in television and radio, and as CIO for a technology start up. She has been awarded numerous honors, including the NASA Exceptional Service Medal for leadership (twice), Distinguished Instructor of the Year at UCLA, a Fed 100, three Webby’s from The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, three best practice awards from the APQC, and led NASA to an unprecedented four global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) awards.

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Waldo Jaquith is an open government technologist from Virginia. He's the Director of the U.S. Open Data Institute. In 2011, in acknowledgement of his transparency work, Jaquith was named a "Champion of Change" by the White House and, in 2012, an "OpenGov Champion" by the Sunlight Foundation. After working on open data for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, he's now a member of the White House Open Data Working Group.

Waldo Jaquith

Waldo Jaquith is an open government technologist from Virginia. He's the Director of the U.S. Open Data Institute. In 2011, in acknowledgement of his transparency work, Jaquith was named a "Champion of Change" by the White House and, in 2012, an "OpenGov Champion" by the Sunlight Foundation. After working on open data for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, he's now a member of the White House Open Data Working Group.

Waldo Jaquith is an open government technologist from Virginia. He's the Director of the U.S. Open Data Institute. In 2011, in acknowledgement of his transparency work, Jaquith was named a "Champion of Change" by the White House and, in 2012, an "OpenGov Champion" by the Sunlight Foundation. After working on open data for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, he's now a member of the White House Open Data Working Group.

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Yuvi Kochar, as the corporate CTO, constantly evaluates business opportunities and threats presented by new technologies to the diverse businesses of Graham Holdings. He collaborates with business and technology executives to develop innovative strategies to leverage the rapidly changing technology environment. His current focus is in the areas of Cloud Mobility and delivering Enterprise Technology as a Service.

Yuvi collaborates with divisional IT executives on technology strategy, architecture and Shared Information Technology Services. Under his leadership, Shared IT Services have rapidly expanded to deliver leading-edge technology services for Human Resources, Finance, Enterprise Collaboration, Identity Management, Compliance, Security and Privacy. The team is innovating in the areas of social business, flexible architectures, and analytics – enabling rapid deployment of new solutions to respond to the fast-evolving requirements of the Company’s business units.

Prior to joining the Post, Yuvi was the CTO at Brassring (now Kenexa), a leading SAAS solution for Talent Management. Besides Brassring, Yuvi worked at technology startups in France, New York and Southern California. In addition to his diverse startup experience, he has extensive experience in managing complex Enterprise Technology environments.

Yuvi is the President of the Washington Area CTO Roundtable, a vibrant group of 250 CTOs. The Roundtable meets regularly to review and discuss emerging technologies.

His personal technology blog is at http://yuviontech.blogspot.com/.

Corporate CTO & VP - IT
Graham Holdings
(Kaplan, CableOne, PNS, Slate, Trove, SocialCode)

Yuvi Kochar

Yuvi Kochar, as the corporate CTO, constantly evaluates business opportunities and threats presented by new technologies to the diverse businesses of Graham Holdings. He collaborates with business and technology executives to develop innovative strategies to leverage the rapidly changing technology environment. His current focus is in the areas of Cloud Mobility and delivering Enterprise Technology as a Service.

Yuvi Kochar, as the corporate CTO, constantly evaluates business opportunities and threats presented by new technologies to the diverse businesses of Graham Holdings. He collaborates with business and technology executives to develop innovative strategies to leverage the rapidly changing technology environment. His current focus is in the areas of Cloud Mobility and delivering Enterprise Technology as a Service.

Yuvi collaborates with divisional IT executives on technology strategy, architecture and Shared Information Technology Services. Under his leadership, Shared IT Services have rapidly expanded to deliver leading-edge technology services for Human Resources, Finance, Enterprise Collaboration, Identity Management, Compliance, Security and Privacy. The team is innovating in the areas of social business, flexible architectures, and analytics – enabling rapid deployment of new solutions to respond to the fast-evolving requirements of the Company’s business units.

Prior to joining the Post, Yuvi was the CTO at Brassring (now Kenexa), a leading SAAS solution for Talent Management. Besides Brassring, Yuvi worked at technology startups in France, New York and Southern California. In addition to his diverse startup experience, he has extensive experience in managing complex Enterprise Technology environments.

Yuvi is the President of the Washington Area CTO Roundtable, a vibrant group of 250 CTOs. The Roundtable meets regularly to review and discuss emerging technologies.

His personal technology blog is at http://yuviontech.blogspot.com/.

Corporate CTO & VP - IT
Graham Holdings
(Kaplan, CableOne, PNS, Slate, Trove, SocialCode)

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