Scheduled for 10 September 2013 in Washington DC, Data Transparency 2013, hosted by the Data Transparency Coalition (DTC), will be the first federal open data policy conference in the US.
Data Transparency 2013 will bring together U.S. executive branch, legislative branch, and business leaders to explore the impact, opportunity and agenda of Open Data from a U.S. perspective.
This unique event will feature appearances by Craig Lewis, director of the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), and Linda Powell, chief business officer at the Office of Financial Research in the U.S. Treasury.
Craig and Linda are responsible for the financial sector's main current data transparency initiatives: the SEC's adoption of the XBRL format for corporate financial statements and the OFR's pursuit of the Legal Entity Identifier for entities reporting to all financial regulators (in the U.S. and throughout the G20), respectively. They will connect these efforts to the broader ideals of open data - the publication and standardization of all the U.S. government's non-restricted information.
The domains where the Data Transparency Coalition has concentrated its efforts - spending data (DATA Act) and financial regulatory filings (Financial Industry Transparency Act) - will be prominently discussed. High-profile congressional sponsors of the DATA Act have been invited to present and the event will also showcase a special "Policy Spotlight" on financial regulation, featuring supporters of structured data from the SEC and from Treasury's Office of Financial Research.
Invoke's involvement in Open Data initiatives
In addition to being a member of the DTC, Invoke is also Chair of the Open Data Task-Force at AFDEL (National Association of French Software Publishers) and a renowned global expert in XBRL technology.
Fully convinced of the business-case for Open Data and standardized formats, Invoke is always pleased to lend its support to industry initiatives that generate the momentum needed to enhance public transparency through structured, interoperable, and accessible data.