Innovations That Matter: Examining the Big Data Frontier

Although we are living in historic times, today’s Digital Age holds many parallels to the industrial revolution. During that era, there were countless breakthroughs in manufacturing, creations of new products, workforce changes and movements to create unions to protect workers’ rights. These advancements were all shaped and sculpted by the technological advancements of the 18th and 19th centuries.

We also witnessed the development of new government regulations and the emergence of new markets, propelling America to the status of global economic leader. Now we are in the midst of another technological era, which is reshaping the cultural and socioeconomic fabric of society. As we sit on the cusp of remarkable innovations, we must remember that this time, modern innovations are powered by data.

Today, governments are using data to improve our standard of living. This is certainly not only an American phenomenon. Governments worldwide have recognized that by leveraging data, they can improve services to citizens and gain a competitive advantage in a flattening world.

This report is part of GovLoop’s “Innovations That Matter Series,” in which we explore top innovations that truly matter and how to make them stick in your agency. We’ll explore how organizations are using big data technologies and solutions to transform their organizations. We’ve talked with thought leaders and experts in government and industry in order to understand the best practices to leverage big data as a mission-centric tool, driving innovations for the public sector. GovLoop reports are designed to empower you and give you the tools to excel with big data. Here’s what you’ll find in this report:

  • A local government spotlight showing how the city of Louisville, Ky., uses big data to improve performance
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  • A federal government case study highlighting the Army’s Enterprise Management Decision Support program.
  • Industry insights on the current big data landscape.
  • 8 strategies and best practices for smart big data adoption and analysis.
  • GovLoop’s Big Data Cheat Sheet.

Understanding big data will turn data into insights and transform your agency’s operations. Now is the time to take charge of your data and learn the best practices and methods to modernize your agency. We understand that innovation is an intimidating word. But we’re here to help. Let’s start with learning about the effect that big data analysis is having across government.


Thank you to our industry partners for sponsoring the Innovations That Matter: Examining the Big Data Frontier Report. With any questions about this report, please reach out to Pat Fiorenza, Senior Research Analyst, at [email protected].