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Big data has a trust issue. This city wants to take a smarter approach

August 25, 2020

Via: ZDnet

What’s the best way to help your city thrive after a global pandemic? For Mark Gannon, director of business change and information solutions at Sheffield City Council, the answer might lie in big data.

“We want to give the organisation and the city the greatest opportunity to bounce back from COVID. Part of that focus is around using digital and data,” he says.

Gannon aims to create an organisation that’s driven by data. Working alongside counterparts in other public sector organisations, he wants to combine public data sources and create new insight into some of Sheffield’s most-pressing health and wellbeing issues, helping the city’s councillors make timely and cost-effective decisions in a post-COVID age.

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