As the public sector faces a range of complex challenges, successfully leveraging data to understand and inform decisions is critical.
A 2014 McKinsey study found that, “Open data has the potential not only to transform every sector of the economy but also to unleash more than $3 trillion in global economic value annually.” Now, next generation open data solutions are available to the public sector and offer the potential to unlock this untapped economic value.
With its new open data portal, Analyze Boston, the City of Boston is among those governments already embracing next generation open data. Analyze Boston reimagines and replaces the city’s former unorganized collection of datasets that largely failed to engage users despite significant public interest in the data.
Join Andrew Therriault, Boston’s Chief Data Officer, Rick Bazzano, IT Manager for Simsbury, Connecticut, and Joel Natividad, OpenGov’s Director of Open Data, as they discuss strategies for successfully implementing a next generation open data initiative and how governments can unlock significant value in an increasingly connected world.
In this video you will see:
- How next generation open data is different, and why it matters.
- How Boston is powering data-driven initiatives for multiple stakeholders.
- Why integrating your legacy data systems makes them more useful.
- How public sector leaders are using open data to communicate more effectively and improve outcomes.