Carlos Rivero

Chief Data Officer, Commonwealth of Virginia

Prior to his appointment as Chief Data Officer of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Carlos Rivero served as Chief Data Officer and Chief Enterprise Architect for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration in Washington, D.C. Rivero has also worked at the National Oceanic and AtmosphericAdministration’s Southeast Fisheries Science Center in Miami, Florida, as a physical scientist and as a Research Associate at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, where he developed a passion for geospatial information systems, ecological modeling, and data.

Rivero earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies from Florida International University and a Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Analytics from Saint Joseph’s University, focusing on database design, data management, business intelligence, big data, and data analytics.

Tuesday, October 1
9:00 am - 10:30 am • Opening Plenary – Sponsored Keynote: Smart Cities Roadmap to Revenue Capture; Keynote: Be Fearless: Five Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose; Fireside Chat: Data Driven in the DMV (the District, Maryland and Virginia)stage
Sponsored Keynote: Smart Cities Roadmap to Revenue Capture, Jason Mindte, CEO Mint Controls

Keynote: Be Fearless: Five Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose; A Conversation with Jean Case

Fireside Chat: Data Driven in the DMV (the District, Maryland and Virginia) In this Fireside Chat, listen in as technology and policy leaders from the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland discuss their shared and individual initiatives to share data, leverage resources and promote best practices in data sharing and governance. Philip Bane, Moderator Marc Elrich, County Executive, Montgomery County, MD Lindsey Parker, Chief Technology Officer, Washington, DC Carlos Rivero, Chief Data Officer, Commonwealth of Virginia
Wednesday, October 2
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm • Workshop: Creating Civic Data Governance Practices in Your City, Region or State
Emerging data practices to facilitate government service delivery such as transportation, public safety, social services and others require that cities and states employ advanced data management, sharing, privacy and security protocols. However, employing and maintaining the most advanced systems requires tremendous human and financial resources that are often out of reach for public agencies. Civic data governance policies and protocols can leverage resources to allow data management across jurisdictional lines. In this hands-on workshop, hear from experts who will share use cases of regional and state-wide data governance programs. Figure out your organization’s first and next steps for designing your own civic data trust.
11:00 am - 12:15 pm • The Smart State: Collaboration and Innovation in the Commonwealth of Virginiastage
Join leaders from State and local government, academia and industry in Virginia who will discuss the advanced economic development and P3 opportunities that are driving the smart city movement throughout the state. Virginia has moved from planning to implementation over the past year, and will talk about the impact of 3 specific projects: a Statewide Data Governance effort leading towards a unified data governance policy, smart building/IoT technologies to improve Public Safety,  and the centerpiece of the current Virginia effort, the new Smart Town Center in Stafford County, halfway between Washington and Richmond. Ihrie