Governor Martin O’Malley established a reputation as a tech-savvy leader during his governorship and as Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland, from 1999-2007. He pioneered a new way of governing based on his belief that sound data can drive better choices and better results. This shift to a data-driven approach, focused on outcomes and performance, relied on GIS as a common platform. Governor O’Malley will share his vision for effective leadership, executive decision making, solving problems and getting things done.

Under his leadership, Maryland recovered 100 percent of the jobs lost during the national recession and was one of seven states to maintain a AAA bond rating. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce acknowledging it as #1 for Innovation and Entrepreneurship for three years as well as #1 in STEM jobs. The College Board organization named Maryland one of the top states in the nation in holding down the cost of college tuition, and Education Week recognized Maryland as having the best public schools in America for an unprecedented five years in a row. He also took action to restore the health of the Chesapeake Bay and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. While serving as the mayor of Baltimore, TIME magazine named him “one of American’s top five big city mayors."