2017 CTData Days: Mobilize with Data


Nov. 14, 2017

noon to 4:30 p.m.


Hartford Public Library, Downtown

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Conference Schedule

noon - 1 p.m.

You are a Data Storyteller

We will be Mobilizing with Data! CTData will facilitate an interactive data storytelling exercise. Bring your analytical and creative skills and let's see what we all can create together!

  • Rachel Leventhal-Weiner, Data Engagement Specialist, CTData
  • Michelle Riordan-Nold, Executive Director, CTData
1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Mobilizing with CT Business Data: Past, Present and Future Possibilities

What types of businesses are in CT? Where are they located? What industries are present in my town, region, planning area? Seemingly simple questions but these data do not exist in one place in an open and accessible format. Hear about the work of the CT Data Collaborative and the Department of Economic and Community Development to create a robust business list for the state. Learn about how others have tried to overcome the data limitations and hear about the possible uses of these data now that they are open.

  • Bart Kollen, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Economic and Community Development
  • Barbara Malmberg, Director of Marketing, REX
  • Michelle Riordan-Nold, Executive Director, CTData
  • Tyler Kleykamp, Chief Data Officer, State of CT (moderator)
1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Off the Beaten Path: Mobilizing with Land Use Data

Learn about projects in the state focused on mobilizing residents to provide data on public spaces.   

  • Laura Brown, Community & Economic Development Educator, UConn Extension School
  • Kristina Kelly, CT Trail Census Statewide Coordinator, UConn Extension School
  • Kyle Shiel, Senior Planner, Town of Manchester
  • Emily Wilson, Geospatial Educator, UConn CLEAR
  • Rachel Leventhal-Weiner, Data Engagement Specialist, CTData (moderator)
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.


These are five minute presentations on exciting data work in the state! Learn about the Crash Repository, results from the newest report (to be released in the beginning of November) from the Racial Profiling Prohibition Project, how the Town of Manchester mobilized residents to create data, and how the CT League for Nursing hopes to mobilize a workforce with data.

  • Ken Barone, Project Manager, Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy
  • Robert Goodrich, Co-Founder, Radical Advocates for Cross-Cultural Education
  • Eric Jackson, Ph.D., Director, CT Transportation Safety Research Center
  • Marcia Proto, Director, CT League for Nursing
3 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Updates on CTData work

This will be more of a workshop format. Where we'll demo some new tools, show you some features of ctdata.org, and also demo some CTData Academy workshop content.

3 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Analysis in Action: Mobilizing with Data for Public Health Improvement

These panelists represent organizations who are using data to implement evidence-based approaches to reach the underserved and unserved populations. Their work opens up access to medical care and prevention programs for our vulnerable Connecticut residents. They will share their insights in striving towards a more equitable community health and healthcare system.

  • Darcey Cobbs-Lomax, Executive Director, Project Access New Haven
  • Kevin Kenzenkovic, Grants Manager, Generations Family Health Center
  • Bonnie Smith, Evaluation Coordinator, CT Partnership for Success 2015 Initiative
  • Tekisha Everette, Executive Director, Health Equity Solutions (moderator)
4:30 p.m. - None

Data Networking

We will be holding a data happy hour at a nearby watering hole (location announced at the conference). Please join us for some fun data networking - food and beverages on your own, great company courtesy of CTData!