Big Data Government

By David Fletcher | A look at big data and it's role in government

How can we make big data work for government?

James Stewart recently blogged about the changes that we’re making to the Technology Leaders Network. The blog outlined how keen we are to involve …

Big Data

Reports of the Death of Big Data Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Can we still trust data? Following a series of surprising election results in 2016 that defied the predictions made by some of the world’s most …

Big Data

Big data is adding a whole new dimension to public spaces – here's how

Most of us encounter public spaces in our daily lives: whether it’s physical space (a sidewalk, a bench, or a road), a visual element (a panorama, a …

Big Data

Utilis takes top water innovation prize at Imagine H2O for tech that finds leaks underground

An Israeli tech startup called Utilis has taken top honors at Imagine H2O this year, for technology that can detect underground leaks in underground, potable water supply systems through analysis of satellite imagery. Americans waste 1 trillion gallons of water every year thanks to leaky faucets, …

Water

The Complete Beginner's Guide To Big Data In 2017

Big Data is a term that has been around for some time now but there is still confusion about what it actually is. The concept is continuing to evolve and to be reconsidered, as it remains the driving force behind many ongoing waves of digital transformation, including artificial intelligence, data …

Big Data

Kick-Starting Data-Driven Government

As the civic data field matures, more cities are discovering the value of data to improve government and asking how they can more fully join the …

Analytics

This map claims it can predict crimes across London before they happen

Each circle on the map represents the potential number of crimes in the area that are expected to take place in 2017<p>Dataiku<p>Every time police across the UK attend an incident or make an arrest, it is logged. This information is stored online and the largest force in the country, London's …

Freedom of Information

Government gets big data, Civil Service boss says

Chief Executive of the Civil Service John Manzoni says that the government does get big data, and the use of analytics will transform the way certain …

When Big Data Gets It Wrong

“Data” is the watchword of the progressive gov tech professional today. If we can put a number to a problem — quantify it, catalog it, assault it …

Big Data

Fueling the Gold Rush: The Greatest Public Datasets for AI

It has never been easier to build AI or machine learning-based systems than it is today. The ubiquity of cutting edge open-source tools such as …

Machine Learning

How Should Agencies Address the Big Data Opportunity?

<i>Francessca Vasquez is group vice president of Oracle Cloud & Infrastructure Solutions</i><p>The promises and potential of big data have been discussed and …

How government is trying to catapult big data success

The British government is a keen advocate of big data and better use of analysis – both for delivering its own services more efficiently and …

State and Local Govs Need to Improve Data Sharing, Big Data Use

Like their federal counterparts, state and local agencies have made great strides in acquiring and using big data — but they still have a long way to …

Data is the Foundation of Digital Transformation - The Informatica Blog - Perspectives for the Data Ready Enterprise

Would you believe that my CFO walked into my office today and asked, “How am I doing? Hey, are we aligned?” Or that the head of sales came in a …

Big Data

Using a Data-Driven Approach to Address Global Hunger

When it comes to addressing issues of global hunger, American institutions of higher learning already have a head start.<p>“A lot of the green …

Agriculture

A Road Map for Chief Data Officers

The title of Chief Data Officer (CDO) is relatively new in city and state government, but one sign that the position is starting to mature and evolve …

As faith in government falters, data science and technology can help

With faith in government at an all-time low, it’s time for mayors, county executives and governors to do one concrete thing to make the delivery of government services better — appoint someone to lead government data efforts — a Chief Data Officer (CDO).<p>It’s one of the smartest investments a chief …

Analytics

Making Big Data Accessible Through Interactive Visualizations

Big data, open data, the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart cities have become commonplace words. Yet most government leaders find difficulty …

Government Services in the Era of Big Data

Despite undeniable progress, the public sector is lagging behind compared to the private sector with regard to the control and operation of large …

Singapore government plans to roll out a ‘big data sandbox’ this year

Every country has a currency, and for a Smart Nation, data is cash Acknowledging that data analytics is indispensable to the success or failure of …

Big Data

Using the Digital Analytics Program in Federal Government » Posts

Government is creating and storing data at unimaginable rates. And within that data, there’s a wealth of information to glean. What citizens want, …

Proof-of-concept for VA’s Digital Health Platform leverages analytics

Healthcare analytics vendor Apervita is participating in a proof-of-concept to demonstrate the viability of a Department of Veterans Affairs Digital …

Report: Public Sector Must Embrace Change to Embrace Data's True Value

In 2011, the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) helped usher in the era of big data with a comprehensive report on the state of data usage. The …

How small data became bigger than big data

Anyone in the tech world knows that there’s currently a lot of fuss surrounding big data, I hate this word. Not only because I have written about it …

Big Data

Why Big Data is a Big Deal for Government Leaders

A new study shows how real-time analysis is informing decision-making.

Big Data

New Zealand to launch predictive services for new parents

The New Zealand Government is about to launch its first predictive service, it was announced at a meeting of “leading digital governments”, the …

Open data: Unlocking innovation and performance with liquid information

Open data—public information and shared data from private sources—can help create $3 trillion a year of value in seven areas of the global …

Open Data

U.S. Chief Data Scientist: 'Time is Now' For Technologists to Jump into Public Service

The data already exists, DJ Patil said, to solve some important crises—if only we could piece together the pieces.

Big Data