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Can city governments use data analytics to help improve the lives of citizens? That was the question presented to attendees at Bloomberg’s annual Data for Good Exchange conference on Sunday, September 25, 2016, and the answers weren’t always easy to hear.
On September 25, 2016, just weeks ahead of the general election, Bloomberg’s Data for Good Exchange (D4GX) 2016 conference will showcase the larger role data science can play in “better governance” and public-sector decision-making and policy planning.
U.S. CTO Megan Smith – the country’s first CTO – and Bloomberg’s CTO discuss how to increase the diversity of the tech industry and the role diversification could have on improving government and the lives of all Americans.
Just over a year ago, the newly elected mayor of Jackson, Mississippi – a city burdened with infrastructure problems and a struggling economy – realized he needed better information before he could take action. So the city joined What Works Cities (WWC), an initiative launched by Bloomberg Philanthropies in April 2015 to help 100 mid-sized American cities enhance their use of data to drive local decision-making and improve services for residents.