Josh Martin, chief data officer, Indiana
In Indiana, we made the most impact with our work in data governance. We formed a data governance council of data professionals and work as an agency to foster a data-driven culture across state government. The state views data governance as a fundamental component of doing business and is committed to stewarding data, protecting information assets and guiding agencies on how to best maintain their information. We also aim to further develop our data proficiency program that educates all state employees about working with data. This helps ensure data and information are treated as a statewide asset and are readily available to support evidence-based decision-making and data-informed policy making to best serve our citizens.