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Natasha Bishop
Digital Marketing Lead, Public Services Sector, IBM Analytics

Natasha Bishop is a Big Data Strategy lead and moderates the popular Customer eXperience Optimization (#CXO) twitterchat. Follow Natasha on Twitter at @Natasha_D_G

Jen Q. Public: Analytics help connect the dots for cybersecurity

Jen Q. Public: Analytics help connect the dots for cybersecurity

May 22, 2015 | by Natasha Bishop, Digital Marketing Lead, Public Services Sector, IBM Analytics
The increasing number of hacks reported in the news every day is chilling. What can public and private organizations do to protect themselves and the people they serve from relentless cyber threats? Take comfort that big data and analytics are on the case in innovative, intelligent ways.
Public Sector News: Advancing analytics to transform cities

Public Sector News: Advancing analytics to transform cities

May 2015, Issue 5

May 22, 2015 | by Natasha Bishop, Digital Marketing Lead, Public Services Sector, IBM Analytics
The Internet and social feeds are chock full of blogs, news and articles on the strides the public sector is making with big data and analytics. This Public Sector News series skims the wires and pulls out interesting articles that provide fodder for thought and debate.
Jen Q. Public: Applying analytics for emergency preparedness

Jen Q. Public: Applying analytics for emergency preparedness

May 15, 2015 | by Natasha Bishop, Digital Marketing Lead, Public Services Sector, IBM Analytics
Recent catastrophic weather events worldwide are sad reminders that disaster can strike in a heartbeat. While preventing these events is extremely unlikely, analysis of data from sensors, status reporting and video footage may provide the insight for enhanced preparedness and swift emergency...
Public Sector News: Education is evolving with analytics

Public Sector News: Education is evolving with analytics

May 2015, Issue 4

May 15, 2015 | by Natasha Bishop, Digital Marketing Lead, Public Services Sector, IBM Analytics
At the Mindset Network launch in 2003, Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Today that statement still holds true and even rings louder. Here are some of the stories from the week of May 11, 2015 on how analytics is changing education...
Public Sector News: Using advanced analytics to benefit citizens

Public Sector News: Using advanced analytics to benefit citizens

May 2015, Issue 3

May 8, 2015 | by Natasha Bishop, Digital Marketing Lead, Public Services Sector, IBM Analytics
The public sector is changing the face of our cities, transforming our workforce and improving healthcare with data and analytics. Here are some of the stories and articles that caught my attention this week.
Jen Q. Public: Save our students with analytics

Jen Q. Public: Save our students with analytics

May 8, 2015 | by Natasha Bishop, Digital Marketing Lead, Public Services Sector, IBM Analytics
Can technology help stem the rise in college drop-out rates? Colleges and universities are leveraging advanced analytics to aggregate and analyze student data to identify at-risk students and intervene constructively with personalized assistance.
Public Sector News: How analytics is changing our world

Public Sector News: How analytics is changing our world

April 2015, Issue 2

May 1, 2015 | by Natasha Bishop, Digital Marketing Lead, Public Services Sector, IBM Analytics
Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier famously declared that "big data is a revolution that will transform how we live, work and think." Here are some of those revolutions from this week in the public sector.
The Diary of Jen Q. Public: Pinky swears and analytics

The Diary of Jen Q. Public: Pinky swears and analytics

May 1, 2015 | by Natasha Bishop, Digital Marketing Lead, Public Services Sector, IBM Analytics
Integrity within social governmental agencies can be a big problem in the digital age. City, state and federal agencies can lose huge sums of money to errors, waste and abuse. Analytics can go a long way in helping these agencies validate claims and minimize the potential for fraud. Having read...
Jen Q. Public: Predict criminal activity and effectively investigate crime

Jen Q. Public: Predict criminal activity and effectively investigate crime

April 24, 2015 | by Natasha Bishop, Digital Marketing Lead, Public Services Sector, IBM Analytics
In the first edition of Jen Q. Public, Jen enjoys a quiet, safe evening at home thanks to predictive analytics and intelligent policing.
Public Sector News: April 2015 Issue 1

Public Sector News: April 2015 Issue 1

April 24, 2015 | by Natasha Bishop, Digital Marketing Lead, Public Services Sector, IBM Analytics
The Internet and our social feeds are chock full of blogs, news and articles on the strides that the public sector is making with big data and analytics. This Public Sector News series skims the wires and pulls out the most interesting articles that give us fodder for thought and debate.

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