Live web stream available for Reichental Lecture on Friday (Sept. 27)

September 13, 2013  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University Libraries Seminar Committee welcomes Jonathan Reichental, an award-winning CIO for Palo Alto, Calif., for a seminar on innovation and open data in local government. The presentation will take place on Friday (Sept. 27) from 9-10:30 a.m. in Lawson Hall, Room 1142, on campus.

 A universal live stream URL for those viewing via desktop or mobile device for the presentation is available at:

 At the conclusion of the presentation, a universal streaming archive of the event will be available at:[streamerType]=auto

Reichental fouses on modernizing the technology environment, implementing enhancements to the citywide SAP implementation, and pushing the boundaries of innovation in local government such as open data and broader civic participation through mobile devices. 

He was awarded the distinction of being one of the 25 Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers in Government in America in 2013.  He has also recently been named the top social government CIO on Twitter.  

Presentation Summary

In an era of government deficits it's comforting to note that there is an abundant surplus of data. But until recently, leveraging value from data beyond its initial creation and use has been difficult. Today, this picture is changing. A combination of new technologies and a more enlightened emerging leadership is finding innovative ways to put data to work. Beyond much desired transparency and accountability, making government data more easily accessible is creating a wave of valuable community applications. In this talk, Reichental will discuss these transforming items and help the audience to think about how they too can participate in this new data economy.

Contact: Lisa Zilinski, Purdue University Libraries, 765-494-1583,

Related Web sites:

City of Palo Alto Open Data Platform

Jonathan Reichental’s webpage

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