CTRL + ALT + CLE – Data Days coming to Cleveland

For Immediate Release

February 15, 2017
Cleveland, OH – Held in conjunction with the March 4 International Day of Open Data, The Cleveland Civic
Tech + Open Data Collaborative is presenting a 3-day series of events, March 2-4, 2017, at the HIMSS
Innovation Center in downtown Cleveland. Data Days CTRL + ALT + CLE will bring together community data
users and resources in facilitating collaborative conversations aimed at improving the Northeast Ohio data,
technology and civic ecosystem.

In partnership with the HIMSS Innovation Center, EDSI, DigitalC, the Cleveland Foundation, Microsoft,
Cleveland City Council and others, the 3 days will be consist of the following events.

Thursday, March 2nd, also known as “CTRL” will feature a day long symposium focused on existing data use,
institutional tools and training. Providing hands-on data and skills training for area nonprofits, community
members, and students, attendees will learn how to use our community's data resources and hone your data-
focused skills and practices. Presentations by the US Census Bureau, Microsoft, the Federal Reserve Bank of
Cleveland, CWRU’s Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development (NEO CANDO), and other data-
smart, civic-focused Northeast Ohio organizations.

Thursday evening at 5:30pm, The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland will host the Re:Boot Reception. All
attendees are invited to join us as we celebrate the kick-off of Data Days in the beautiful lobby of the Federal
Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Space is limited, pre-registration and a photo ID are required for entry. Registration
(for this event only) will close February 24th at 12pm.
The morning of Friday, March 3 , also known as “ALT” will feature a keynote address and forum with Aneesh
Chopra, President of NavHealth, author of Innovative State and the first Chief Technology Officer of the United
States of America appointed under President Barack Obama. Aimed at civic activists, as well as institutional and
government leaders, “ALT” is an exploration of the use of open federal, state, and local government data and
civic engagement. The forum will feature a local perspective alongside Aneesh representing how communities
properly enable handshakes among stakeholders and handoffs to civic innovators to better serve communities.

Saturday, March 4th, also known as “CLE”, is an attendee driven day exploring civic tech and open data. A day
of inclusivity and citizen access, attendees set the agenda. ‘CLE’ will cap off Data Days in true un/conference
style, focused on engaging the broader public. Developers, advocates, and users alike will convene and facilitate
conversations of their choosing. Lighting speakers will be scheduled to share motivating and impassioned
stories around the use of technology and data as a means for progress.

All day-events are FREE and held at the HIMSS Innovation Center, 4th floor of the Global Center for Health
Innovation. Details and sign up at http://datadayscle.eventbrite.com.

About the Cleveland Civic Tech + Open Data Collaborative

The Cleveland Civic Tech + Open Data Collaborative (the Collaborative) is a convening of inspired
organizations, individuals, and institutions aimed at documenting and improving the Northeast Ohio data, tech
and civic ecosystem. Formed in 2015, the Collaborative meets on the 4 Monday of every month at the Rising
Star Roastery in Cleveland’s Clark-Fulton neighborhood. For information, visit


Taylor Henschel April Urban Councilman Brian Cummins
216-308-1462 216-368-3390 216-333-5453
THenschel@clevelandcitycouncil.org April.Urban@case.edu BCummins@clevelandcitycouncil.org