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Abhi Nemani

public servant. poor man's hacker, writer, investor. founder, EthosLabs.us. prof, @uchicago. ex CDO LA; ex CIO Sacramento; ex ED @codeforamerica.

Open data refers to information that is openly released to the public for use by anybody. Nemani said he wants to use the [open data] website, which works as a central depository for numbers including employment rates, crime data and information on city services, to make a more effective government in Los Angeles.

"Often times the city or communities have the data," Nemani said. "What’s needed is leadership to bring data and technology together effectively."