MetroLab Workshop on Big Data and Human Services

#data4people

This workshop hosted by City of Seattle, MetroLab Network, and the University of Washington will convene experts from local government and universities to discuss common challenges and propose collaborative, data-driven solutions to human service issues. Work will continue after the meeting as members focus on opportunities for collaborative research, and scalable projects. The workshop will also consider which tools and materials (data sharing standards, white papers, software) would be broadly beneficial to city- and county-university efforts.

Registration for the event is now closed.

Featuring:

 Ryan Calo

Ryan Calo

Assistant Professor of Law
University of Washington

 Ana Mari Cauce

Ana Mari Cauce

President
University of Washington

Erin Dalton

Erin Dalton

Deputy Director
Office of Data Analysis Research and Evaluation, Allegheny County

Trish Millines Dziko

Trish Millines Dziko

Executive Director
Technology Access Foundation

Justin Erlich

Justin Erlich

Special Assistant Attorney General
California Department of Justice

Jon Fink

Jon Fink

Senior Advisor
Office of the President, Portland State University

Adeen Finkler

Adeen Flinker

Post Doctoral Fellow
New York University

Mark Fox

Mark Fox

Distinguished Professor of Urban Systems Engineering
University of Toronto

Bill Fulton

Bill Fulton

Director
Rice Kinder Institute

Matt Gee

Matt Gee

Co-founder
Impact Lab, University of Chicago

Governor Christine Gregoire

Christine Gregoire

22nd Governor
State of Washington

Regent Joanne Harrell

Joanne Harrell

Senior Director, U.S. Citizenship & Public Affairs
Microsoft

Kate Joncas

Kate Joncas

Deputy Mayor
City of Seattle

Tim Kraska

Tim Kraska

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Brown University

Brendon Lynch

Brendon Lynch

Chief Privacy Officer
Microsoft

Nick Mader

Nick Mader

Senior Researcher
Chapin Hall, University of Chicago

Amen Ra Mashariki

Amen Ra Mashariki

Chief Analytics Officer
Office of Data and Analytics (MODA) NYC

Eric Miley

Eric Miley

Center for Systems Innovation
Annie E. Casey Foundation

Martin O’Malley

Martin O’Malley

61st Governor
State of Maryland

Adam Petkun

Adam Petkun

Data and Policy Advisorr
City of Seattle, Mayor’s Innovation Team

Loren Raun

Loren Raun

Chief Environmental Science Officer
Houston Health Department

Tom Schenk Jr.

Tom Schenk Jr.

Chief Data Officer
City of Chicago

Michael Shaw

Michael Shaw

Program Officer
Kresge Foundation

David Wertheimer

David Wertheimer

Program Officer
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Franklin Williams

Franklin Williams

Product Engineering Lead
Socrata

Jan Whittington

Jan Whittington

Professor
College of Built Environments, University of Washington

Agenda:

We are pleased to invite the public to join us for presentations and discussions on Tuesday, January 17th. The working session on Wednesday, January 18th will be restricted to MetroLab members and invited guests.

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

  • 8:00am - Breakfast and Registration
  • 9:00am - Welcome and Overview of Agenda
  • 9:05am - UW Bringing Tech, Innovation and Social Services Together Anna Mari Cauce – President, University of Washington
  • 9:15am - The City of Seattle and Smart City Technology for Social Justice Kate Joncas – Deputy Mayor, City of Seattle
  • 9:25am - Keynote: The MetroLab Model Martin O’Malley – 61st Governor of Maryland and 47th Mayor of Baltimore
  • 9:45am - Coffee Break
  • 10:15am - Case Study: Increasing Access and Democratizing Technology Education Trish Millines Dziko – Executive Director, Technology Access Foundation
  • 10:45 - Education, Technology and Cities Joanne Harrell – Senior Director, U.S. Citizenship & Public Affairs, Microsoft // Board of Regents, University of Washington // MetroLab Network Advisory Council
  • 10:55am Keynote: Challenge Seattle Christine Gregoire – 22nd Governor of Washington
  • 11:25am Question and Answer Panel
    • Martin O’Malley – 61st Governor of Maryland and 47th Mayor of Baltimore
    • Trish Millines Dziko – Executive Director, Technology Access Foundation
    • Christine Gregoire – 22nd Governor of Washington

  • 12:15pm - Lunch
  • 1:15pm - Overview of Afternoon Ben Levine – Executive Director, MetroLab Network

  • 1:30pm - Keynote: Urban Data Science and Policy Amen Ra Mashariki – Chief Analytics Officer, Office of Data and Analytics (MODA) NYC

  • 2:00pm - Case Study: Predicting Homelessness in NYC Adeen Flinker – Post Doctoral Fellow, NYU

  • 2:20pm - Coffee Break
  • 2:50pm - Keynote: Urban Data Science and PolicyTom Schenk Jr. – Chief Data Officer, City of Chicago

  • 3:20pm - Data and Human Services: A City Perspective
    • Adam Petkun - Data and Policy Advisor, Mayor’s Innovation Team
    • Erin Dalton - Deputy Director, Office of Data Analysis Research and Evaluation, Allegheny County
    • Loren Raun - Chief Environmental Science Officer, Houston Health Department & Research Faculty, Department of Statistics, Rice University

  • 4:45pm - Closing Keynote: Privacy ResponsibilityBrendon Lynch - Chief Privacy Officer, Microsoft
  • 5:10pm - Conference wrap – up and next day announcements
  • 6:00pm - Happy Hour Sponsored by comcast Smith Tower, 506 2nd Ave

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

  • 8:00am - Breakfast and Registration
  • 9:00am - Welcome Bill Howe – Associate Professor, UW Information School
  • 9:10pm - Keynote: Privacy from Things Ryan Calo – Professor, University of Washington Law School
  • 10:00am - Panel Discussion: Data Sharing and Integration: Infrastructure, Standards, and Best Practices
    • Tim Kraska, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Brown University
    • Matt Gee, Co-founder, Impact Lab, University of Chicago
    • Nick Mader, Senior Researcher, Chapin Hall, University of Chicago
    • Franklin Williams - Product Engineering Lead, Socrata

  • 11:15am - Roundtable Session 1: City and county representatives will present their current human services challenges and then will brainstorm with small groups of participants about potential big data solutions to presented challenges.
  • 12:30pm - Lunch
  • 1:40pm - Roundtable Session 2: City and county representatives will continue small group brainstorm sessions about potential big data solutions to presented challenges.
  • 3:00pm - Coffee Break
  • 3:15pm - Foundation Perspectives, Data and Human Services
    • Eric Miley – Center for Systems Innovation, Annie E. Casey Foundation
    • Michael Shaw – Program Officer, Kresge Foundation
    • David Wertheimer - Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

  • 4:15pm - Data Standards and Human Services
    • Jon Fink - Senior Advisor, Office of the President, Portland State University
    • Mark Fox - Distinguished Professor of Urban Systems Engineering, University of Toronto

  • 4:25pm - Panel Discussion: Sensitive/ Data/Privacy and Ethics: Education and Best Practices for City-University Collaboration
    • Justin Erlich – Special Assistant Attorney General, California Attorney General Office
    • Jan Whittington - Professor, College of Built Environments, University of Washington

  • 5:30pm - Next Steps and ClosingBill Fulton - Steering Committee Chair, MetroLab Network and Director of Rice Kinder Institute
  • 5:45pm - Workshop Concludes

Parking & Transportation:

Workshop, 1/17 & 1/18
There is no parking at Seattle City Hall, however there are plenty of public transportation options and the garages below are just a short walk away.

Amazon Welcome Reception, 1/16
The welcome reception, hosted by Amazon will take place at the Amazon campus in the Van Vorst Building at 426 Terry Ave N Seattle WA, 98109. There are two entrances to the building, on the north and south sides. Visitors are asked to enter on the south side of the building where the main reception desk is located.

  • Google Maps
  • Arrival Instructions.
  • Visitor parking is available but limited. Guests are encouraged to arrive by transit, taxi or Uber/Lyft, but if parking is required spaces may be found in the Invictus building. The garage entrance is located on Harrison St, between Terry Ave N and Boren Ave N. Visitors may park in designated visitor parking spots. You will be required to take a ticket and pay for it upon exit. You may exit and reenter the garage through the plaza exit/entrance. The garage closes at 8:00pm.

Happy Hour at Smith tower hosted by Comcast, 1/17
Smith Tower is located at 506 2nd Ave, a short 4 minute walk from Seattle City Hall. If you go into the Provisions General Store on the bottom floor and check in, you’ll be guided to an elevator through a historical display, and will end up in the top at the Temperance bar.

Attire:

As this event takes place in Seattle, dress will be business casual.

Hotels:

For our out of town guests, any of the hotels downtown are within walking distance to the event. Below are a few of the closest:


City of SeattleMetrolab Networkuniversity of washington

Comcast

Microsoft Amazon

UW escience Urban@UW UW Ischool UW Urbanalytics StudioUW Urbanalytics Studio