States have only recently started exploring data analytics indeed, it appeared on theNational Association of State Chief Information Officers annual top 10 priority list for the first time this year but already some have achieved noteworthy results.
On the latest episode of StateScoop Radios Priorities podcast,experts from Indiana andNorth Carolina talk about successes they’ve seen using thedatatheirstates gather.
But for a data analytics program to be effective, it’s important to get state leaders to buy in, guests said. A good way to do that is to demonstrate how it canhelp states make better business decisions and improve services.
Its start small, and then build on the successes, John Correllus, the director of North Carolina Government Data Analytics Center,said on the podcast. Thats how we engaged leadership, allowing them to see the value …and help promote the value of what weve done.
IndianaChief Information Officer Dewand Neely encouraged states to find a key challenge facing the state that requires multi-agency support to solveand use data to address it.
Theres not just a technical hurdle, theres a political hurdle as well, Neely said on the podcast. I think a way to combat both of those is finding that key project that has either been a struggle for the state that we know will take more than one entity to solve, and then get your policymakers and your executive leadership to buy into that.
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Priorities is StateScoops monthly podcast that examines the leading strategies, technologies and challenges that state CIOs expect to face this year.