Events Data Innovation Day 2014

Published on January 23rd, 2013 | by Daniel Castro


Data Innovation Day 2014

The second annual Data Innovation Day will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2014. Register now.

The purpose of Data Innovation Day is to raise awareness about the benefits and opportunities that come from increased use of information.

Businesses, universities, non-profits, and government agencies are all invited to join the the Center for Data Innovation in celebrating Data Innovation Day in 2014. There is no cost to become a partner. Partners can  host their own activities in celebration of Data Innovation Day, such as panel discussions, webinars, open data releases, and hackathons. Partners will be highlighted on the Data Innovation Day website and featured in related promotional material. Partner events will also be included in the official schedule of activities.

To participate in Data Innovation Day, submit a logo, brief description (120 characters max), and URL to Please indicate if you are a business, government, non-profit, or educational institution.

And don’t forget to check out a summary of  last year’s Data Innovation Day.

About the Author

Daniel Castro is the director of the Center for Data Innovation and vice president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. Mr. Castro writes and speaks on a variety of issues related to information technology and internet policy, including data, privacy, security, intellectual property, internet governance, e-government, and accessibility for people with disabilities. His work has been quoted and cited in numerous media outlets, including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, USA Today, Bloomberg News, and Businessweek. In 2013, Mr. Castro was named to FedScoop’s list of “Top 25 most influential people under 40 in government and tech.” In 2015, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker appointed Mr. Castro to the Commerce Data Advisory Council.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.

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