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Data Innovation In Government

By admin - 16th August 2018

The opportunities and challenges for data informed innovation in government

The public sector administers some of the largest and most sensitive datasets in existence, covering nearly every aspect of national life from health and education to business, taxation, crime, the environment and beyond. Rapid technological advances are increasing the opportunities to exploit this data, with a view to developing more targeted and effective government services, as well as to increase transparency and openness. 

This briefing paper summarises the opportunities and challenges for data innovation in government, with the approaches and technology solutions that public servants are exploring.

Key points addressed in this report are: 

  • Opportunities to innovate with data
  • Data ethics: the unique responsibilities of government
  • Talking to the public about data
  • The availability and quality of data
  • Data management and governance
  • Data in the cloud
  • Towards a data-centric culture 



About the author: admin
Aingaran Pillai is the Founder and CEO of Zaizi. Having worked on an Alfresco project in Government back in 2006, he liked the technology so much he started Zaizi to work on many more Alfresco implementations. Since then he has built Zaizi to be a leader in providing end-to-end digital solutions, specialising in business automation, open source technologies and cloud platforms.