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Ctrl+Shift+Democracy: The Impact of Technology on Society and Governance

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

About the Series:

In our rapidly evolving digital age, the interplay between technology and democracy has become increasingly complex and consequential. Join us for an enlightening limited lecture series,”Ctrl+Shift+Democracy: The Impact of Technology on Society and Governance,” hosted at CT’s Old State House in Summer 2024. This series will delve into the profound impact of technology on our democracy, examining how unprecedented advancements are reshaping governance, policy, and societal dynamics.

Big Data and You
Thursday, July 18, 2024

In our second panel we will explore the profound impact of big data on government and citizens, focusing on its potential to drive smarter decision-making and improve our lives. Experts in the field of data science will discuss how big data can enhance governance, foster transparency, and address social issues. They will also address the danger of data bias, how it affects these systems, and how we can work to correct it.

Guest Speakers:

  • Scott Gaul, Chief Data Officer, Office of Policy and Management, State of Connecticut
  • Michelle Riordan-Nold, Executive Director, CT Data Collaborative
  • Russell Blair, Director of Education & Communications, Freedom of Information Commission
  • Susan R. Smith, Business Intelligence + Analytics, CT Department of Social Services

This event is FREE and open to thepublic. To RSVP CLICK HERE


On street parking is available.Garage parking for $5 is available at State House Square Parking Garage,located at 55 Market Street, just steps away from Connecticut’s Old State House.Please present your parking ticket to the museum’s Visitor Services deskfor validation.

Free on-street parking is availableafter 6 pm and on weekends. Please follow posted parking instructions.

Our Doors Are Open:

Connecticut’s Old State House iscommitted to ensuring all visitors have access to this historic site. Ourbuilding is mobility friendly with  a ramp on the West side entrance and elevatoraccess to all floors. Our bathrooms on the ground floor are also accessible andhave changing tables. If you wish to inquire about special accommodations for atour or special event, please call (860) 522-6766.   



July 18
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Connecticut’s Old State House
800 Main St
Hartford, CT United States
(860) 522-6766