Al Sundara
The Maryland Department of Planning is pleased to announce that Alfred "Al" Sundara, Manager of the State Data Center, will be part of a technology panel on Wednesday, August 16th, at the Maryland Association of Counties' (MACo)Tech Expo.

Al will be co-presenting with Michael Morello, Director of the Governor's Office of Performance Improvement, to talk about population and employment data at the session titled " Big Data and Big Ideas Making Better Government." (See MACo's Tech Expo brochure)

Michael Morello will talk about the state's rich repository of current population, employment, and demographic data, while Al will focus on how the State Data Center takes current data and demographics and makes projections for the future.

Big Data and Big Ideas Making Better Government will be held in Room 206 of the Ocean City Convention Center from 3:15 to 4:15 pm on Wednesday, August 16. Hear how federal, state, and local levels of government are improving transparency and performance from representatives of the U.S. Census Bureau, the Governor's Customer Service Workgroup, and county stat offices.

MACo's Tech Expo, from 7:30 am to 4 pm on Wednesday of the Summer Conference, is a one-day event co-hosted by the Maryland Tech Council, featuring technology leaders, tech-focused educational sessions for local government officials, and partnership-building opportunities.

We look forward to seeing you!
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Please stop by to say hello at Planning's booth, No. 225, on Thursday the 17th and Friday the 18th. You may also schedule a specific time to meet with us! You can schedule a personal appointment by replying to this message or contacting Lacey Barry directly at 410-767-4510.

Wendi Peters
Ewing McDowell
Deputy Secretary
Rob McCord
Assistant Secretary
  • Tracey Gordy, Regional Planner, Local Assistance & Training
  • Keith Lackie, Regional Planner, Local Assistance & Training
  • Bill Atkinson, Regional Planner
    & Appalachian Regional Commission Program Manager
  • Adam Gruzs, Policy & Communications Assistant

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