Data Transparency 2018

Mayflower Hotel | Washington, D.C.

On Wednesday, October 10, the sixth annual Data Transparency 2018 (DT2018) will explore how data is being standardized, shared and used to create a better future for our society.

Our government and society are beginning to embrace data formats that equip insight-driven decisions and reduce compliance burdens. Policy reforms, new nonproprietary standards like the Legal Entity Identifier, and technological breakthroughs are coming together to deliver data directly to users. DT2018 is the Data Foundation’s flagship event and the largest annual open data conference in the United States.

Join us to examine the challenges, benefits, and solutions around information sharing across the government, compliance, and private sectors. With these changes comes greater transparency, analytics for better decision making, and cost reduction across the private sector. DT2018 will celebrate keynote speakers who are leading the global movement from disconnected documents to standardized, shareable, usable data. The event will also feature two breakout tracks, through this lens in specific contexts:

Government Data

  • By replacing documents with standardized open data, our federal, state, and local governments are improving transparency outside and informing decisions inside. Our Government Data track will explore data-driven management, anti-fraud analytics, and future reforms like the OPEN Government Data Act.

Compliance Data

  • As long as compliance is based on documents, avoidable costs will continue to burden regulated entities. But as regulatory and grant recipient reporting become data centric, lines of code are replacing layers of lawyers. Ideas like Standard Business Reporting, technologies like blockchain, and initiatives like the White House’s ResultsOriented Accountability for Grants are leading the way.

Private-Sector Data

  • Leading companies are voluntarily standardizing and sharing their operational data, improving business models, and enabling new industries. The Private-Sector Data program track will introduce the concepts, motivations, and benefits of private-sector data sharing.

DT2018’s exhibition hall will spotlight the thought leaders behind the efforts of the Data Foundation and Data Coalition, demonstrating their private-sector solutions that enable these changes. We hope you can join us on October 10th! Attendees will represent leadership across federal agencies, state, and local governments, and the private sector.


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Time Session
9:15 AM Welcome Address
9:30 AM Federal Keynote Address: Standardize, Share, and Use
10:00 AM State Keynote Address
10:15 AM Networking Break
10:45 AM International Plenary: Managing Data to Inform Policymaking
11:00 AM Demo: The Data-Driven Future of Federal Financial Management
11:30 AM Plenary: A Data-Driven ReInvention for Grants at HHS
12:00 PM Government Data Plenary
12:20 PM Lunch (and divide into breakouts)
1:30 PM Breakout 1 (main stage) Breakout 2
1:30 PM Welcome Address Welcome Address
1:35 PM Deploying Data in the Fight Against Fraud Transforming Federal Grant Reporting
2:15 PM Corporate Data Philanthropy Compliance Data Demo 1: How the Legal Entity Identifier Brings Clarity to Compliance
2:45 PM Networking Break
3:15 PM Government Data Demo: Federal Use of Private-Sector Data Compliance Data Demo 2: Generating News From Compliance Data
3:45 PM Government CDOs Compliance Data to Empower Financial Markets
4:45 PM Closing Keynote: A Standard Business Reporting Commitment at the Department of Commerce
5:15 PM Closing Remarks

3:30pm - 4:45pm
Session: State CDO Roundtable (invitation only)


Speakers will be updated as they are confirmed. 


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