“The amount of data in our world has been exploding, and analyzing large data sets—so-called big data—will become a key basis of competition, underpinning new waves of productivity growth, innovation, and consumer surplus, according to research by MGI and McKinsey’s Business Technology Office. Leaders in every sector will have to grapple with the implications of big data, not just a few data-oriented managers. The increasing volume and detail of information captured by enterprises, the rise of multimedia, social media, and the Internet of Things will fuel exponential growth in data for the foreseeable future.”
Being able to collect, analyze, and derive actionable knowledge from Big Data will be a vital skill for government employees. Thus, I have created the Data Science Group so that GovLoop members can form a learning community to help interested members develop the skills for dealing with Big Data. Please consider joining and sharing your resources and insights about Big Data.