Conference Presentations

DAY 1 – SEPTEMBER 13, 2016

8:45 am – 9:00 am Welcome and Introduction
Warren Brown, President, Association of Public Data Users
Kevin McAvey, Associate Director of Analytics, Center for Health Information and Analysis

9:00 am – 9:45 am Using Public Data to Inform Better Decision Making
Daniel Goroff, Vice President and Program Director, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Sharon McGroder, Program Director, National Governors Association
Kathy Stack, Vice President of Evidence-Based Innovation, Laura and John Arnold Foundation

9:45 am – 10:30 am Data Agency Headliners (An APDU Public Data University Presentation)
Brian Moyer, Director and Acting Deputy Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Adam Sieminski, Administrator, Energy Information Administration
Greg Pompelli, Associate Administrator, USDA Economic Research Service
Jeri Mulrow, Acting Director, Bureau of Justice Statistics
John Gawalt, Director, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics

11:00 am – 12:15 pm Breakout Sessions:
1. Learn – Big Data and Official Statistics: Balancing Access, Security and Privacy
Micah Altman, Director of Research, MIT Libraries
Cavan Capps, Chief DataWeb Systems, U.S. Census Bureau
Robert Avery, Project Director National Mortgage Database, Federal Housing Finance Agency

2. Engage – What We Know About Public Data Customers, and What We Need to Find Out
Maria Olmedo-Malagon, Assistant Division Chief, U.S. Census Bureau
Mark Mather, Associate Vice President, Population Reference Bureau
Jason Fields, Survey Director, U.S. Census Bureau

3. Collaborate – Public-Private Partnerships in Delivering Public Data; Private Funding for Public Data
Bill Wiatrowski, Deputy Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Ron Jarmin, Assistant Director for Research and Methodology, U.S. Census Bureau
Edith Gummer, Research Director in Education, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm Keynote – Using Public Data to Inform Better Decision Making
Katherine K. Wallman, Chief Statistician of the United States, Office of Management and Budget

2:15 pm – 3:30 pm Breakout Sessions:
1. Learn – Highlights of New Public Data Products
Jeffrey D. Sisson, Assistant Division Chief, American Community Survey Office, U.S. Census Bureau
Chris Powers, Director, Information Products Group, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Erika McEntarfer, Principal Economist and LEHD Research Team Lead, U.S. Census Bureau

2. Engage – Broadening Audiences Through Collaborative Events With Tech Experts
Alan Marco, Chief Economist, US Patent and Trademark Office
Drew Zachary, Presidential Management Fellow, US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Mitchell Patterson, VP of Finance & Platform / Co-Founder, Odd Networks

3. Collaborate – Building Demand for Open Data
Stefaan Verhulst, Co-Founder and Chief Research and Development Officer, NYU GovLab
Anthony Curcio, Principal, Summit Consulting, LLC
Rebecca Williams, Senior Analyst, Johns Hopkins University Center for Government Excellence

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Keynote – Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics Are Remaking America
Bill Frey, Brookings Institution and the University of Michigan

DAY 2 – SEPTEMBER 14, 2016

9:00 am – 9:45 am Washington Briefing
Steve Pierson, Director of Science Policy, American Statistical Association
Brian Harris-Kojetin, Deputy Director, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Mary Jo Hoeksema, Director, Government and Public Affairs, Population Association of America/Association of Population Centers

Handout: Top Issues/Opportunities Facing the Federal Statistical System in Congress

9:45 am – 10:30 am #IgniteAPDU Talks (An APDU Public Data University Presentation)
Carey Anne Nadeau, Founder and CEO, Open Data Nation
Bill O’Hare, O’Hare Data and Demographic Services, LLC
Ashley Storms, Associate Analytic Reporting Manager, Center for Health Information and Analysis
Lebaron Sims, Jr., Research Manager, Corporation for Enterprise Development
Richard Landry, President/CEO, Data-Planet
Jennifer Thornton, Manager – Data as a Strategic Asset, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Shereef Elnahal, White House Fellow, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Rishi Banerjee, Policy Manager, FiscalNote

11:00 am – 12:15 pm Breakout Sessions:
1. Learn – Data’s Essential Role in Effective Journalism
Ben Casselman, Chief Economics Writer,
Sarah Cohen, Reporter, The New York Times
D’Vera Cohn, Senior Writer/Editor, Pew Research Center

2. Engage – Using Data to Drive Change at the Local Level
Carter Hewgley, Director of Analytics & Performance, Johns Hopkins University Center for Government Excellence
Hilari Varnadore, Executive Director, STAR Communities
Beth Jarosz, Senior Research Associate, Population Reference Bureau

3. Collaborate – Cross-Agency Collaborations
Star Ying, Data Scientist, Commerce Data Service
Sharon Boivin, Chair, Interagency Working Group on Expanded Measures of Enrollment and Attainment (GEMEnA)
Sarah Veale, Assistant Director, U.S. Government Accountability Office
Andrew Rogers, Senior Director of Workforce Information, Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm The Future of Innovation in Public Data (Panel on Federal Statistics)
Erica Groshen, Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics
John Thompson, Director, U.S. Census Bureau
Charles Rothwell, Director, National Center for Health Statistics

2:45 pm – 4:00 pm Public Data University Presents: The 2016 Data Viz Awards
Anne Cahill, Manager, Fairfax County Economic, Demographic & Statistical Research
Erika H. Becker-Medina, Chief of Data User Outreach, U.S. Census Bureau, Education Economy-Wide Statistics Division
Emilia Istrate, Director of Research and Outreach, National Association of Counties
Ian Flick, Associate, KPMG
Valorie Rice, Senior Business Information Specialist, The University of Arizona Economic and Business Research Center (EBRC)
Thomas Beach, Senior Advisor, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Thomas Hertz, Economist, USDA Economic Research Service