Zac Bookman

Co-Founder and CEO of OpenGov

I am the Co-Founder and CEO of OpenGov – the leading Budgeting and Performance company powering more effective and accountable government.

Before OpenGov, I served as Advisor to U.S. Army General H.R. McMaster on the Combined Joint Interagency Task Force Shafafiyat (Transparency) – an Anticorruption task force at the International Security Assistance Forces headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan.

I previously practiced trial litigation at Keker & Van Nest in San Francisco, where I represented Silicon Valley and Fortune 500 clients in contract, trade secret, white-collar criminal, and patent matters. I was a law clerk to the Honorable Sandra S. Ikuta on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and a Fulbright Fellow in Mexico, where I studied transparency through the lens of Mexico’s Freedom of Information Act.

Thursday, October 31
8:30 am - 10:30 am • Opening Plenary
Welcome and Acknowledgement of Country: Adam Beck, Smart Cities Council The Warm-up: Yasser Helmy, Smart Cities Lead Asia Pacific, Cisco Ministerial address: The Hon Victor Dominello MP, Minister for Customer Service, NSW Government International Keynote: Zach Bookman, Co-Founder and CEO of OpenGov (USA) In Conversation with the Mayor’s: Alicia McKay interviews Lord Mayor of Sydney Clover Moore, and Khal Asfour, Mayor of Canterbury Bankstown Council It’s a Mayor’s World: Alicia McKay interviews Khal Asfour, Mayor of Canterbury Bankstown Council Over the Horizon: Margaret Petty of University of Technology Sydney muses on innovation and entrepreneurship Hosted by:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm • The Data Essentials: Purpose, ethics, governance and privacy
The new oil, some say. The data economy, others quip. It doesn’t matter what is driving your data interests, and journey, your ‘purpose’ is the most important attribute. Oh, and ethics, and privacy and governance! Join us for the first of four data deep dives in The Data Room. Highly interactive, diverse representation and voices, and ‘cutting through the noise’ commentary is what you will be part of. Guests:
  • Nicole Stephensen, Ground Up Consulting
  • Zac Bookman, OpenGov
  • Neil Glentworth, Community Data
  • Jen Bednar, City of Casey
  • Bill Dekker, British Standards Institution
  • Sean Audain, Wellington City Council
  • Martin Stewart-Weeks, Public Purpose