For over 200 years, the US Census has been counting citizens and driving technology. This week on E2 Radio, we explore how the census could change the way you do business.
On Wednesday, February 20, E2 Radio brings a special guest to the topic of the census and its impact on business at 1:00 p.m. ET (-5 GMT).
We'll begin a conversation and chat that will change the way you think about this once-per-decade enumeration of the American people. Join us for IT Counts on the Census for a show that will have you and your peers talking for weeks to come.
To really understand the census and how it happens, you need an expert, and we have one of the foremost authorities on the census and its technology. Terri Ann Lowenthal will help you understand how the Census Bureau is looking at the technology to be used in the next round of census operations, and even more important, will talk about how the information gathered and distributed through the census can help you make better business decisions.
Terri Ann Lowenthal is a consultant specializing in issues related to the census, the federal statistical system, and the use of data for policy purposes. She served from 1981 to 1995 as a congressional staff aide in both the US House of Representatives and US Senate and was staff director of the House Subcommittee on Census and Population for eight years, guiding the panel's oversight of the 1990 census and 2000 census planning process. Current and recent consulting projects include The Census Project, the Leadership Conference Education Fund 2010 Census Public Education Campaign, and the Funders Census Initiative.
Terri Ann organized a coalition of business associations and companies in the late 1990s -- the Coalition to Preserve Census Data -- to advocate (successfully) for continuation of the census long form, which is now the ongoing American Community Survey. She continues to work with business groups, including the US Chamber of Commerce, International Council of Shopping Centers, and Marketing Research Association, to ensure the availability of reliable, timely data from the Census Bureau.
Terri Ann wrote the long-running Census News Briefs and now posts her thoughts on relevant census issues on The Census Project Blog. She was a member of the 2008 Obama Presidential Transition Team with responsibility for the Commerce Department's statistical agencies, including the Census Bureau.
Terri Ann earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University and her Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center. She has been a member of the Cornell University Council and President's Council of Cornell Women, she was a John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Congressional Staff Fellow in the 103rd Congress, and she served on the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday Commission. Originally from Stamford, Conn., Terri Ann now lives and works in Ithaca, N.Y. In her "other life," she has been a figure skating coach for 38 years.
Register here and join us for this very special episode of E2 Radio at 1:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 20. This is truly a show and a discussion you won't want to miss!