Example Track 1

The Opportunity Project, Four Years Later

Mar 03, 2020

11:15 AM - 11:35 AM

Drew Zachary

Managing Director of Census Open Innovation Labs,
U.S. Census Bureau and
Deputy CDO for Innovation

U.S. Department of Commerce

The Opportunity Project (TOP), established to develop digital tools for solving our country’s greatest challenges, seeks to engage government, communities, and the tech industry – to empower people with technology; make government data more accessible and user-friendly; and to support cross-sector collaboration in the pursuit of transformative digital solutions. TOP has been highlighted in the President's Management Agenda and Federal Data Strategy, and called "one of the most important accelerators in federal government" by Federal CIO Suzette Kent.

This session will provide:

  • - an overview of The Opportunity Project
  • - case studies of federal agencies that have successfully used TOP to improve how they do business through a radically cost-effective and customer-centered approach.
  • - examples of resulting digital tools and insights into digital customers
  • - an invitation to participate in TOP in 2020, through sprints, an agency toolkit used previously by HHS and VA, and a new data curation hub (opportunity.census.gov/data).