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Sunday, October 22 • 10:20am - 10:50am
Pioneering the Worlds First Public Data Utility

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Offering a new take on the long standing excitement over smart cities, ARGO offers unique public data infrastructure that integrates mission critical datasets to deploy analytics that support municipal managers in moving the needle on important public problems. In building this new public data infrastructure, ARGO proceeds from a fundamental conviction in the importance of public service, an appreciation for historical context in pioneering the new and a pragmatic ethos embracing the “art of the possible” with an “instruction to deliver.” Our core founding team graduated together from New York’s Center for Urban Science and Progress (“CUSP”), a core node in the rapidly maturing smart cities movement.ARGO’s Kraken public data infrastructure builds from its successful integration of water use and contextual information across California’s 410 major urban water retailers, powering the first ever assessment of Governor Brown’s statewide water efficiency targets for 4% of what the state budgeted. Uniquely, ARGO develops and deploys open source analytics in deep collaboration with municipal partners, iterating and even committing code together. Those analytics have already saved over $20 million for participating water utilities and are powering the transformation of the water industry.

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Patrick Atwater

Founder and Water Project Manager, Advanced Research in Government Operations
Patrick Atwater serves as project manager for the California Data Collaborative, a coalition of water utilities working together to share metered water use data and ensure water reliability. He has worked as a consulting data engineer for a multi-million dollar venture-backed startup... Read More →

Sunday October 22, 2017 10:20am - 10:50am PDT
Room F Room F