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Brian Gryth

Brian Gryth is a serial government intrapreneur and passionate advocate for civic innovation and technology driven open government. Brian leads the Business Intelligence Center program and its Go Code Colorado initiative. This program centralizes access to government data relevant to businesses and incentivizes the tech and entrepreneur communities to use the data and create tools useful to business owners. Previously, Brian lead the creation of the Operational Support Team in the Colorado Secretary of State’s Business and Licensing Division. In addition to his government work, Brian co-founded OpenColorado, a nonprofit formed to help facilitate a transformation to a more useable and interactive government.

OpenColorado deployed data.opencolorado.org, one of the first community driven data catalogs in the world. This catalog makes nearly 1100 government datasets accessible to the public and tech community. As part of OpenColorado’s educational efforts, Brian lead the effort to create the opengovernmentinitiative.org, which creates and publishes open government policy templates to help governments adopt and institutionalize open government in their organizations. Brain also educates the community as a frequent presenter and panelist on the topics of trends in Open Government, civic engagement, data transparency, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Brian earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Northern Colorado and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Hamline University School of Law.