Library co-sponsors Open Data speaker Tom Schenk on October 22

Oct 08, 2019 · Kris Stacy-Bates

On October 22, the University Library and the Committee on Lectures will present Tom Schenk, speaking on “Making Government Better Through Open Science: Real-life Examples of Truly Smarter Cities” at 5:00 PM in the Memorial Union Pioneer Room.  

Tom Schenk is a researcher and author on applying technology, data, and analytics to make better decisions. He is currently the Director of Analytics for Strategic Insights at KPMG, where he leads the smart city and government analytics practice. He served previously as Chief Data Officer for the City of Chicago, led education research for the State of Iowa, and has held a variety of positions within academia – including one at Iowa State. He is also the current co-organizer of the Chicago Data Visualization Group.

Schenk has expressed a desire to meet with groups on campus interested in open data and smart cities. These meetings will take place between 12:30 and 4:30 p.m., October 22 in Parks Library. Email or call Megan O’Donnell at 515-294-1670 to express participation interest.