US Chief Data Officer DJ Patil’s remarks at Organize! Civic Tech Leadership Training


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US Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil made a whirlwind visit to the Midwest for National Day of Civic Hacking. He first visited Hack for Michiana in South Bend, Indiana and then made his way to Chicago stopping first at our Civic Tech Leader Training.

As Chief Data Scientist, DJ helps to shape policies and practices to help the U.S. remain a leader in technology and innovation, foster partnerships to help responsibly maximize the nation’s return on its investment in data, and help to recruit and retain the best minds in data science to join the federal government in serving the public.

Here are his remarks as well as a question and answer session with attendees.