Free Webinar: Local Gov Data Part 4: Best Practices

The final webinar in the series will cover examples of how governments are using their data to improve efficiencies and effectiveness. Jennifer Robinson, Kay Meyer, and Tara Holland will discuss open government and how it is supported by open source and open data.  They will cover several ways data can be analyzed and visualized, including: big data such as millions of meter readings, fast data such as the streaming data that helps a government maintain its assets, complex data that can be used to solve problems such as recidivism, unstructured data that is collected by law enforcement, and transparent data used to inform citizens.

You and your staff will discuss the:

  • Value of open governance
  • Present use of open source by your organization
  • Opportunities and challenges with open data
  • Types of fast, big, complex, unstructured and transparent data used and produced by your organization
  • Importance of analyzing data to improve your organization’s effectiveness
  • The value of different visualizations for your staff and citizens

This webinar is complimentary thanks to the sponsorship of an ICMA Strategic Partner who will have access to registration information.

Tara Holland

Canadian Federal Government Specialist, SAS

Tara Holland currently leads the Canadian Federal Government Specialist team for SAS Canada, spearheading Public Sector efforts by providing data and analytic expertise and business guidance to Public Sector (Federal, Provincial, Public Safety and Healthcare) organizations across the country. With over 19 years supporting Predictive Analytic, Business Intelligence and Visualization solutions portfolio; her passion is in bridging the gap between Business and IT and enabling organizations to deliver on the value of SAS Business Analytics. Prior to joining SAS, Tara led the Data Mining team at Canada Revenue Agency and lived the real-life challenges faced by organizations wanting to be more data and analytics driven. She also held positions in IT management, application architecture and business analysis at CRA, Saskatchewan Economic Development and Statistics Canada.

Kay Meyer

Principal Industry Consultant, SAS

Jennifer Robinson

Director, Local Government Solutions, SAS


Local Gov Data Part 4 Video
Open to view video.
Open to view video. 90 minutes
1.50 ICMA CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 ICMA CE credits  |  Certificate available