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
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
Large municipalities need to be ever vigilant in providing essential health, safety, security, social, traffic and other services. What better way to glean their citizens’ sentiments on these matters than capitalizing on social media data channels such as Twitter?
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.
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
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.
Analytics may not be seen as a measure for protecting wildlife, but it can be applied in tools used to fight the rising, heinous crime of illegal wildlife trafficking while helping raise awareness.
Big Data & Analytics Heroes
Gil BetzChief Strategy Officer at Metro United Way
Gil Betz, CSO at Metro United Way and this week's Big Data & Analytics Hero, says “analytics helps us evaluate where and how to invest donors’ money for the best outcome.” He goes on to share that “cognitive computing technology is not a frill—it is the engine for our transformation.”
IBM is launching a weigh in program, asking people through social channels how data and analytics are affecting their industries. To kick off questions around public safety, here are a few excerpts of interviews from police departments that have worked data and analytics into their crime prevention
21st century technologies using data analytics coupled with social and mobile technology present a rich opportunity to streamline and integrate preparation, response, recovery and mitigation of the “daily set of unexpected incidents” as well as emergencies and disasters.
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.