SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 13, 2013) -  Social Data Week 2013, a global summit that will explore how the use of social data is revolutionizing enterprise strategy and decision-making, today announced that California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom will speak at its inaugural event in San Francisco on Sept. 16.

Drawing from his book, "Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government," Newsom will discuss how "ordinary citizens" can use social media and other digital tools to transform government. His Q&A session, planned for 2:45 p.m. PDT with moderator Mark Jeffries, will address the ways in which technology can empower the public and increase transparency among government organizations.

Presented by platinum sponsor DataSift, Social Data Week 2013's anchor events include San Francisco on Monday, Sept. 16 at the Mission Bay Conference Center and New York City on Friday, Sept. 20 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Limited space is still available at both events. To register, visit Additionally, local Social Data Week sessions and related events are planned throughout September in Atlanta, London, Paris, Melbourne, Oslo and Seattle.

For information regarding Social Data Week sponsorship or partnership opportunities, inquire at

About Social Data Week 2013
Social Data Week is a global summit to highlight the revolution happening in social data by bringing together industry leaders, experts, influencers, brands and agencies for thought-provoking discussions and exchange of ideas. For more information, to sponsor the conference or to register your interest in hosting a local event, visit Join the conversation on Twitter @socialdataweek #sdwk13, on Facebook at and on Tumblr at

About DataSift
DataSift Inc. is the leading big data platform for social businesses, enabling companies to aggregate, filter and extract insights from the billions of public social conversations on Twitter, leading social networks and millions of other sources. DataSift provides access to both real-time and historical social data to uncover insights and trends that relate to brands, businesses, financial markets, news and public opinion. Key investors include Scale Venture Partners, Upfront Ventures and IA Ventures. DataSift has offices in San Francisco, New York, and Reading, U.K. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @datasift.

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Julie Perino
Social Data Week