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Abhi Nemani

technological optimist and political philosophy nerd. writer, speaker, hacker and maker. founder, EthosLabs.us; CIO, City of Sacramento; fmr CDO, @lamayorsoffice; @codeforamerica; @google.

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."