About the Center for Data Innovation Today we live in an era in which massive amounts of information are collected, analyzed, integrated, and disseminated in novel ways to make the world a better place. The unprecedented volume of data generated today is transforming virtually every industry and creating new opportunities and challenges for businesses, government, and society. Every day new advances in computing technology, including faster processors, cheaper storage, lower-cost sensors, superior algorithms, better displays, and ubiquitous wireless networks, are unlocking additional opportunities to harness data and create a world that is alive with information. Center for Data Innovation C4DI ee3950d6-3e14-41a1-a915-01b6cff820e4 Information Technology and Innovation Foundation http://www.itif.org/ Daniel Castro Daniel Castro is the director of the Center for Data Innovation and a senior analyst with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation specializing in information technology policy. His research interests include data privacy, information security, e-government, electronic voting, and accessibility. Mr. Castro previously worked as an IT analyst at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) where he audited IT security and management controls at various government agencies. He contributed to GAO reports on the state of information security at a variety of federal agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). In addition, Mr. Castro was a Visiting Scientist at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he developed virtual training simulations to provide clients with hands-on training of the latest information security tools. He has a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and an M.S. in Information Security Technology and Management from Carnegie Mellon University. Travis Korte Travis Korte is a research analyst at the Center for Data Innovation specializing in data science applications and open data. He has a background in journalism, computer science and statistics. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, he launched the Science vertical of The Huffington Post and served as its Associate Editor, covering a wide range of science and technology topics. He has worked on data science projects with HuffPost and other organizations. Before this, he graduated with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley, having studied critical theory and completed coursework in computer science and economics. His research interests are in computational social science and using data to engage with complex social systems. Jordan Misra Jordan Misra is a policy intern with the Center for Data Innovation. She is student of international development, economics, and statistics and is entering her senior year at the University of Maryland, College Park. She has worked with after-school programs in DC Public Schools as a tutor and an AmeriCorps VISTA member and recently interned at the Census Bureau through the Joint Program for Survey Methodology's Junior Fellows Program. Jordan's research interests include education reform, community development, international development policy, and statistics. c29bc6a2-8e97-4a5e-b1e9-9a876b50441b 76f26ed3-803b-479a-adf7-f95a9e1e3aa1 Research & Education Conducts high-quality, independent research and educational activities on the impact of the increased use of information on the economy and society. e3f8d698-b291-4486-858d-b85a7c98b499 1 3cff0c57-f558-48ad-b44f-04cbe010807e dac6165b-05a4-43d4-abbf-d871c1343ea9 Public Policies Formulate and promote pragmatic public policies designed to enable data-driven innovation in the public and private sector, create new economic opportunities, and improve quality of life. b44ff82b-5c94-46c1-8d5c-4ea9de66d06c 2 e5ed87f3-4c86-4568-bc65-7d3d3e4f4449 d32cadfc-f874-47d5-ba84-a6a9e32481b9 Data Innovation Day Sponsor the annual Data Innovation Day. a774f112-6671-4b28-a105-84fb3d1f94ab 3 e242de6f-8469-4e92-8161-9ada796efc67 eafcd41f-aad9-495d-8d47-a86902625b67 2013-09-22 http://www.datainnovation.org/about/ Owen Ambur Owen.Ambur@verizon.net Submit error.