Local Government Strategies for Digital Government Series

June 8, 2015

Presenter: Dr. Jon Gant, Professor and Director of the Center for Digital Inclusion, U of I Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Local governments collect mountains of data. However, knowing how to best organize, manage, and extract insights from these large diverse data sets is a challenge. Enter data analytics. Illinois communities are leading the nation in recognizing the benefits of applying analytics. We're seeing government organizations mobilizing to explain and report on their operations, performance, services and decision-making, both for internal employees and external constituents, using data, the most valuable natural resource of the 21st century.