Speaker: Alex Torpey, Seton Hall University.

Collecting and making data open is what so many cities want to do, and so many private tech companies want, but there is a major standardization problem, especially in less tech focused areas or cities, or smaller towns that also want to help. What’s the solution? Government legislation/policy? Private company leadership? An independent organization that creates standards? How are governments bought into using them? Additionally, there are many policies in place at various of levels of government that prevent or don’t explicitly allow this, which further hampers progress. The professor I teach with in the masters program here at Seton Hall University received a grant from Bloomberg to look into this, and we’d like to present what we’re working on.

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