You’ve likely heard the term ‘rubbish in, rubbish out,’ in reference to data, but what does that actually mean?
Well for decades public sector departments and agencies have been collecting data on the citizens they support, the services they deliver and the processes they manage.
While early computer systems have become obsolete and are gradually phased out, the data they captured might well still exist —perhaps being used to make business decisions even now.
Which is why creating effective information and data governance strategies, policies, and frameworks to drive the quality, accuracy and availability of insights, is integral.
While security, privacy and transparency play a key part in ensuring you have the necessary public trust to leverage these insights and drive improvements for citizens.
With robust information and data management processes in place the focus can shift towards the exciting capabilities of advanced analytics, ML, and AI.
Data management and governance though is the crucial initial element to ensuring these more ‘sophisticated’ applications are accurate. Without strong data integrity and frameworks, the foundation to build your maturity on will be flawed.
Removing silos and having a ‘single source of truth’ in your organisation-wide approach to data is key.
Public Sector Network's ‘Information & Data Management’ virtual event brings together a broad group of executives to generate a diverse range of ideas that focus on building a data mature Public Sector.
Chief Data and Insights Officer
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment - NZ
Chief Information Officer
Alberta Health Service - Canada
Office of the Information Commissioner Queensland
Analytics Project Manager
Department of Premier and Cabinet - SA
Regional Executive, Office of the CTO
Director, Digital and Technology Risk
Senior Manager | Deloitte Risk Advisory
Information Management, Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health
Senior Solutions Consultant