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Open and paper free

Friday, February 22, 2019 by Elizabeth Pagano

The Austin Tech Alliance is planning a big push on two of its principal municipal goals – open data and paper-free government – for the worldwide audience traveling to Austin for South by Southwest. The March 12 panel “OPEN Data Government Act” will see the group partner with the Data Coalition, the city of Austin and Open Austin in a discussion featuring former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley and other advocates in favor of citizens accessing open data to solve civic problems. And the March 10 session “Can Emerging Tech Make a City 100% Paperless?” looks to follow on from the initiative started more than a year ago that, with ATA members’ help, looks to transform city operations to greatly reduce and eventually eliminate paper.

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