Creating resilience with public/private partnerships—and planning

Creating resilience with public/private partnerships—and planning By Chuck Brooks * Please also see link at bottom of article for my presentation at MIT Innovations Forum in Moscow on global cybersecurity. Thanks @ChuckDBrooks Public/private partnerships are critical to the success of government operations that provide essential services and benefits. Such partnerships can help agencies reduceRead… Read more »

Are You Ready for Analytics 3.0?

Analytics guru Thomas Davenport says that the field of strategic analytics has been upped a notch to “3.0” with the recent trend of shifting the use of analytic methods from improving internal operational efficiency to improving the operation of products and services. Dr. Thomas Davenport, in a recent Harvard Business Review article, says “Some ofRead… Read more »

5 Ways to Make Analytics a Reality at Your Agency

Just like water, data flows from many different places and can be difficult to control. “Information is our generation’s next natural resource,” said Ginni Rometty, IBM CEO. But using analytics to uncover, capture, and mind trends in information can help agencies lower costs, maximize limited resources, and improve overall operational efficiency. To help you understandRead… Read more »

2014 Data Innovation Day Report: Lessons for Building a ‘Smart City’

“All of a sudden it is cool to be a data geek.” Spoken enthusiastically by Tim Paydos of IBM, these words perfectly encapsulated the mood of Thursday’s 2014 Data Innovation Day. The conference, now in its second year, is a product of the Center for Data Innovation, a non-partisan think tank that researches the growingRead… Read more »

Leveraging Crime Analytics to Transform Public Safety

Technology is changing the way we communicate, do our jobs, and keep our communities safe. With advanced crime analytics, public safety organizations have the opportunity to proactively reduce crime without additional resources. To show how technology is helping keep communities safe, GovLoop and IBM® partnered to create digital resources and trainings centered on the transformativeRead… Read more »

What’s the Best Way to Transform and Modernize Cities? The Debate in The Economist

I love debates, whether it is Lincoln vs. Douglas, Biden vs. Ryan, or Harry Potter vs. Twilight*. Listening to experts challenge each other’s views teaches us about a topic and makes us rethink preconceived notions. At the end of a debate you may not have changed your mind. But a good debate, at the veryRead… Read more »