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The Chief Information Officer of a federal agency must provide innovative solutions in a challenging budget environment. Hear what these federal CIOs have to say in terms of how they’re navigating.
If you can identify a useful analytics question and keep it well-scoped, your chances of an executable analytics solution go up dramatically.
Data drills are a mechanism for helping a city to baseline where they are with citywide data practices. They’re also a mechanism for helping a city improve their ability to identify, understand and use data to solve a city challenge when requested.
Predictive policing is being used by many municipal and federal law enforcement agencies both domestically and internationally to decrease crime. But community outreach with data-driven strategies can be more effective.
You want to hear a secret? City governments are still at the beginning stages of understanding how best to optimize the use of machine learning (ML) algorithms to make city services more efficient. Here’s why.
Algorithms are made up of someone’s opinion and experience. Therefore, we should ensure that the opinion and experience of people who will be impacted by the algorithm is captured in the design of the algorithm such that we can remove as much bias as humanly possible.
Rarely is spatial analysis seen as a competency that should be shared horizontally through all organizations. But hiring data scientists to lead this charge is a key piece to the puzzle of solving urban challenges.
We need more than just data scientists doing city work; we need a strong ecosystem that will support a smart team of urban data scientists as they assist city leadership in driving successful outcomes for citizens.
The goal of urban analytics is to help make cities safer, smarter, cleaner, healthier, equitable, sustainable and economically vibrant for all of us who live, work, play, learn and strive in them.