The Connecticut Data Collaborative’s annual gathering is a full day of activities bringing together individuals from the public and private sector interested in better utilization of data to drive decisions. The day’s sessions will include Census tools demos, policy discussions, a Census 2020 interactive workshop, and more.
The keynote speaker will be Kim Paull, Director of Data and Analytics at the Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Service (EOHHS), where she developed and now oversees the state’s Data Ecosystem, a pioneering analytic approach that connects data at the person level, across state agencies.
In addition to the keynote and multiple in-depth sessions related to the upcoming 2020 Census, the day-long conference will include:
- Turning Data Fear into Data Enthusiasm - Anne McIntyre-Lahner (Independent Consultant) and Ron Schack (Charter Oak Group)
- A Paradigm Shift:Using Micro and Macro Data to Disrupt Norms - Kerri Raissian (UConn), Meg Feely (UConn), Kelly Fong (Harvard University PhD candidate)
- Learning and Applying CTData Academy Skills: True Stories from Real Nonprofits - Sarah Tropp-Pacelli (Discovery Museum) & Scot Sedley (Stepping Stones Museum for Children)
- Integrated Data Systems: Different Approaches in Connecticut – Kim Paull (RI Executive Office of Health and Human Services), Paula Palermo (NorwalkACTS), Marcia Hughes (University of Hartford), Michelle Riordan-Nold (CTData)
- Turning Dollars Into Sense: Using Data Storytelling to Understand the State Budget - Erika Haynes & Patrick Gibson (CT School Finance Project)
- Data Conundrum: Counting Who Moves - Michelle Riordan-Nold (CTData), Jevon Gibb (MetroHartford Alliance), Urb Leimkuhler & Jan Reber (Fairfield Senior Advocates)
Sponsors for the conference include Novus Insight, Inc. and BeFoundation.