Senate Testimony

SB598 - the Open Financial Statements Act

April 23, 2019

Senate Governmental Organization Committee Hearing

Complete Testimony (6:58)
Senator Moorlach (3:34)
Dixon Wright Testimony (2:43)

April 10 2019 - Senate Governance and Finance Committee

Complete Testimony (14:50)
Senator Moorlach (2:22)
Marc Joffe (3:35)
Michelle Savage (3:14)
Statement of Support (0:59)
   Kasey O’Conner, California State Treasury Office

   and Dixon Wright, Surety Resource Connection 


Articles Podcasts YouTube and Press Releases


Shared Pains Podcast

Construction Progress Coalition

Experts Only Podcast
March 12, 2019
   Charlie Isaacs, Chief Technology Officer, Salesforce

Currents Podcast
March 19, 2019
Jon Previtali, Wells Fargo
Tom Tansy from the Sunspec Alliance
     Ep56: The Orange Button Standard

March 11, 2019
Richard Matsui, CEO and co-founder of kWh Analytics,
     Ep55: kWh Analytics' Solar Lendscape

California State Senator John M.W. Moorlach

March 18, 2019
Seeing Things Clearly - Financially at Least

Senate Bill 598 -- The Open Financial Statements Act

XBRL for Modernizing Data Interoperability and Data Reporting 

Articles and Publications

April 30, 2019

Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Journal of Government Financial Management. 

Building Momentum, Preparing for XBRL in Government 

February 27, 2019

Reason Foundation

Financial Data Reporting Standards Measure Introduced In California State Senate

January 17, 2019

Smart Electric Power Alliance

Solar data standards: The final step in a 40-year journey

January 17, 2019

Smart Electric Power Alliance

How solar data standards became a priority at Salesforce

November 12, 2018

IBM Industry Platforms - Insurance
Innovation in insurance: Profit by focusing innovation on decision-making

November 2018

Solar r.e.view

Drive Down Solar Soft Costs with Data Standards
The Orange Button Initiative wants to significantly reduce the cost of your solar install

November 8, 2018


The Orange Button ‘gridvolution’:

A critical tool for taking the energy transition digital

October 24, 2018

SuretyWave, LLC Shares Surety XBRL Survey Findings

     XBRL Survey Infographic

October 2018
NASBP Pipeline Article
Surety Data Standards: Is Manual Data Entry Dead?

August 9 ,2018

Adopting data standards to evaluate solar asset performance and raise capital

August 9 ,2018


Providing data standards to automate interconnection of distributed energy resources

August 9 ,2018

Software Developers Can Build Out Project Data Standards with Orange Button Working Group

May/June 2018

CFMA Building Profits

Data Standards on the Horizon for Construction

April 24, 2018

Reforming the financial system to align with sustainable development

Spring 2018

Surety Bond Quarterly
XBRL Exec Explains How Uniform Data Standards Will Impact Bond Producers and their Interactions with Clients and Sureties

March 29, 2018
Smart Electric Power Alliance
5 Key Takeaways from the Solar Asset Management North America Conference in San Francisco.

February 2018


Construction Is Holding Back the Economy

January 4, 20018

SuretyWave LLC Joins XBRL US Surety Working Group

December 2017

PV TEch 

Towards standardisation in PV plant reporting

October 2017

Accounting Today

SEC updates XBRL taxonomy for IFRS

September 2017

Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)
Orange is the New Green (Button)

September 19, 2017
Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)
SEIA and kWh Analytics Release the Best Practices for Solar Risk Management 

September 5, 2017

PV Magazine

Addressing solar’s growing pains with data standards & analytics

August 2017
Risk and Insurance

Data Will Speed Surety

August 2017

Construction Progress Coalition 

Construction Open Standards Alliance 

Open Integration Summit Summary Report

May 2, 2017

Technology and climate reporting: can XBRL help TCFD?


May 2017
XBRL US Announces Financial Data Standards Successful at Automating Data Collection in Surety Underwriting

November 2016

Data Foundation

The State of the Union of Open Data

June 27, 2016
Mark Sands - Moneyball For Construction
First in a series of articles on the value of data for the construction industry.  ​Link to all articles

May 2016

World Economic Forum

Shaping the Future of Construction

March 2016

SBA Teams with Tech Heavyweights to Help American Small Businesses Go Digital

December 2015
XBRL US Launches Pilot to Improve Surety Bond Processing through Data Standards

September 2015

Lt. Governor Newsom on Open Data Initiatives Launched Today by Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Attorney General Kamala Harris

August 2014
DOE Data By Design Contest - Construction Performance Measurement Dashboard using XBRL-CET

June 2014

Apurba Joins AGC Surety Connection Project at CSU Chico to Develop an Extension to XBRL Taxonomy for the Construction and Energy Industries

October 2013

AGC of California – California Contractor Magazine

Collaboration to Improve Access to Surety Credit For Small and Emerging Contractors

June 2013

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom on the importance of Open Data

April 2013
AGC of California – California Contractor Magazine
Push Intensifies For Open Standards In Construction Industry

March 2013

Data Exchange and Interoperability: Trends and Directions in Construction

January 12, 2012
XBRL Challenge Contest - Improve access to surety credit for small and emerging companies

Mayor Newsom Announces New Open Data Legislation to Improve Transparency

August 2009

San Francisco Opens the City's Data


January 2005

Industry Experts to Assist CSU Chico in Development of National Prototype for Electronic Surety Transactions

October 2000

Technology Impact on Surety