Dan X O’Neil keynotes the White House Open Data Summit

Today, Ad Hoc Director of Product Development & Business Strategy Daniel X. O’Neil gave the keynote address at the White House Open Data Innovation Summit.

Here’s an excerpt from the remarks:

We are certainly in a period of change, so I’m glad we have the opportunity to come together here today. We’re on the front lines— let’s share those stories. And the front lines are not lined up with the lids of laptops and colorful stickers.

They’re made up of the people who work with immigrants on their health, and mothers who want justice, and the disabled who just want to be able to get on the bus.

Veterans who can’t access their benefits, Americans who need healthcare. The open data movement is made for them, by them.

So I guess what it all comes down to in the open data movement, like pretty much anything else in life, is love. We have to love each other more. Listen. So ya. I love you. I am so happy to be a part of this movement with you, and I look forward to hearing your stories today and talking about how we move forward, no matter what comes.

Open Data summit program

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