The Innovation Summit featured a series of presentations on the main stage from national leaders in data and innovation. Click on the links below learn more about the presentations, including photos and videos.
Philanthropist, and founder and CEO of the Pritzker Foundation, JB Pritzker gave a compelling presentation about a new paper that provides actionable opportunities and generates significant economic and social returns for families, communities, and the nation.
Utah Governor Gary Herbert discussed his belief in the value of making evidence-based decisions to improve the quality of life for families throughout the state of Utah.
Watch a video clip of Dr. DJ Patil's presentation, "Unleashing the Power of Data"
2016 Innovation Summit partner Jim Sorenson joined the stage with Goldman Sachs' Andrea Phillips to talk about Impact Investing.
This panel discussion featured Mayor Ben McAdams, Jacob Allen, Cicero Group; King County Executive Dow Constantine; Chattanooga, Tennessee Mayor Andy Berke; and Carmel, Indiana Mayor Jim Brainard. The local leader discussed what it takes to lead a government that works for the people.
Jennifer Pahlka and Haley Van Dyck discussed how
Code for America creates digital tools to connect citizens to government services.
Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes talked about utilizing the Pay for Success funding model to expand Salt Lake County's high-quality preschool program throughout the state of Utah.
Scott Budnick is well known for producing popular comedies like the Hangover series, but he is also passionate about using data to reduce recidivism and improve communities and lives of families. Mr. Budnick discussed the organization he founded, the Anti-Recidivism Coalition.
Senator Orrin Hatch was not available to personally attend the 2016 Innovation Summit, but he created a video message to showcase his commitment to data and innovation.
The Why and How Foundations Fund Innovation panel discussed the importance of public and private partners to successfully creating a more responsive and accountable democracy. The group of funders talked about why, when and how they choose to invest in innovation. The participants included Patrick Mullen, Sorenson Impact Center; Jim Sorenson; Suzanne Barnard, Annie E. Casey Foundation; Anne Milgram, Laura and John Arnold Foundation.
The Data-Driven Government: Crossing Silos to Safely Reduce Incarceration and Improve Outcomes panel discussed how leaders nationwide focus efforts on criminal justice reform. By using data to identify high-need people who cycle through multiple systems and linking them with the services in the community that can break the cycle, counties nationwide are seeing improved human outcomes, are generating cost savings, and keeping their communities safe. Panel participants included John Chisholm, Milwaukee County District Attorney; Nick Macchione, Director of San Diego County's Health & Human Services; Lynn Overmann Sr. Policy Advisor to US Chief Technology Officer, the White House; and Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder.