Cheryl Ingstad to present at AI in Government this Thursday

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AI in Government is where those working in and with the government get together to network, discuss, and interact on topics relating to AI, machine learning, and cognitive technologies.

Dr. Tim Persons at U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to present at September’s AI in Government

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AI in Government is where those working in and with the government get together to network, discuss, and interact on topics relating to AI, machine learning, and cognitive technologies.

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Data Governance is Broken

Information Week

Here are the three ways main ways data governance is failing us, along with some advice on how to address those areas So how did we get here?

Divide (BI Governance From Data Governance) And Conquer

Forrester IT

Before you invest even 10 minutes of your precious time reading this blog, please make sure it's really business intelligence (BI) governance, and not data governance best practices, that you are looking for. BI governance is a key component of data governance, but they're not the same. Data governance deals with the entire spectrum (creation, transformation, ownership, etc.) Why is BI governance key to agile BI success? BI governance.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

When used effectively, a CRM can be the life blood of your sales team – keeping everyone organized, efficient, and at peak productivity. However, as a company, sales stack, and database grow, it becomes difficult to uphold structure and governance to keep a CRM up-to-date. The result? Less organization, more confusion, and fewer deals closed. Leveraging leading industry research from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can gain back valuable time.

Immuta Automates Data Access Governance for Cloud Data Ecosystems

CTOvision

Immuta, the automated data governance company, today announced the availability of new features for its Automated Data Governance platform including new, native integrations with Starburst Presto and Presto.

Beijing unveils plan for blockchain-based government

CTOvision

The local government of Beijing released on Thursday a blueprint of its plan to implement a blockchain-based programmable government. Why it matters: This is the first time China’s capital city has […].

Software Acquisition and Practices in Government: Build or Buy?

CTOvision

This post is the next in our series focusing on building vs buying software for government uses. Also see our CTOvision Study on Build Vs Buy in Government and How Do Leaders In Government Decide GOTS or COTS? The issue of building or buying software for government uses is one of the oldest discussion topics […]. CTO Government News COTS DIB GOTS SWAP

How Governments Can Unlock Blockchain’s Potential

CEB IT

Blockchain technology continues to be the subject of intense interest and experimentation in all industries, particularly in government. In 2018, two-thirds of governments were actively interested in blockchain, and 10% of governments were actually doing something with it. The cooling in the government space reflects a more reasoned and rational approach to blockchain,” says Rick Holgate , Senior Executive Partner at Gartner.

Lord Tim Clement-Jones to present at July’s AI in Government Event

CTOvision

AI in Government is where those working in and with the government get together to network, discuss, and interact on topics relating to AI, machine learning, and cognitive technologies. Artificial Intelligence Events Government News Training and Education AI AIingov event governmentThis […].

What Government CIOs Should Know About Digital IDs

CEB IT

Noémie’s story is a clear example of how digital identities can make citizens’ lives and interactions with government agencies easier. . By 2023, at least 80% of government services that require authentication will support access through multiple digital ID providers. To create a working and successful digital citizen IDs, government CIOs must focus on three things: governance, technology and user experience. Governance. Noémi lives in France.

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Top Trends From Gartner Hype Cycle for Digital Government Technology, 2019

CEB IT

Digital twins of government that do exactly that are starting to appear in jurisdictions around the globe. A new addition to the Gartner Hype Cycle for Digital Government Technology this year, digital twins of government are models of major systems, such as a road network or a water system, that allow agencies to manage, monitor and maintain them. Government CIOs can use this research to gauge relative risk and timing for investment in emerging technologies. “At

AI for Government Programs and the Federal Marketplace

CTOvision

ScaleUP USA has developed a free “Artificial Intelligence for Government” program to help the government employees and contractors learn foundational skills around Artificial Intelligence and the unique challenges faced in using it in the government. Artificial Intelligence CTO Government

Oki Mek to present at June?s AI in Government Event

CTOvision

AI in Government is where those working in and with the government get together to network, discuss, and interact on topics relating to AI, machine learning, and cognitive technologies. Artificial Intelligence Events Government NewsThis […].

Technology Trends for the Future of Government

CEB IT

Forward-looking government officials know that, in a digital society , “Policy is the technology and technology is the policy.” Any government service delivered at scale is underpinned by a host of technologies. Implementing a digital government strategy is a journey that will span multiple budget cycles and political administrations. Gartner's top strategic technology trends for government. Digital government is not a “set and forget” investment.

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Snowflake Added to NASPO ValuePoint Cloud Solutions Contract, Enabling State and Local Governments With Secured, Governed Access to Data

CTOvision

Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, today announced it has been added to the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) ValuePoint Cloud Solutions contract held by Carahsoft Technology Corp. The […]. News Carahsoft Snowflake

The Need for AI Governance in Healthcare

CEB IT

The more activity there is around using AI in healthcare, the greater the need for HDOs to establish AI governance. “AI AI governance is necessary, especially for clinical applications of the technology,” says Laura Craft , VP Analyst at Gartner. Establish an AI governance council. AI governance need not be separate from an existing leadership body of authority. Whether through an existing or separate council, successful AI governance includes four pillars: .

Government CIOs Prioritize Chatbots in Pandemic

Information Week

Before COVID-19, state CIOs were still looking for good use cases for chatbots. The pandemic brought plenty of them

Datameer Introduces Big Data Governance

CTOvision

Datameer has just announced their introduction of new data governance capabilities in a Hadoop environment. Datameer’s new governance module is designed to give businesses transparency into their data pipelines while providing IT with tools to audit diligently for compliance with internal and external regulations. Read more about Datameer 's addition of Governance tools for Hadoop here. Read about why Datameer 's Big Data Governance Matters here.

Cloud spending is outpacing cloud cost governance

David Linthicum

The solution is cloud cost governance, which most enterprises are not employing today. The many cloud cost governance tools on the market run inside of the public clouds themselves, as well as on third-party platforms, both cloud-based and not. Enterprises across the globe dished out a record $107 billion for cloud computing infrastructure services in 2019. This is up 37 percent from the previous year, according to a new report released by analyst firm Canalys.

How Veritone Uses AI To Help The Government Extract Value From Data

CTOvision

Artificial Intelligence Artificial Intelligence Companies Big Data and Analytics News AI artificial intelligence Data facial recognition government machine learning ML NLP transcription VeritoneTired of boring presentations and powerpoint slides? So were we! So, Cognilytica recently launched our AI Demo Showcase to give companies an opportunity to demo their products in an interactive […].

5 Ways for Government CIOs to Optimize Cloud Deployment

CEB IT

Yet, many national and regional governments and agencies remain in the adoption or policymaking phase. . Although government CIOs who have safely migrated encountered challenges — such as a lack of an enterprise cloud strategy , internal skills or access to an external talent pool — they succeeded nonetheless.”. The next step for government CIOs: Optimize your cloud adoption by learning how to enhance its deployment.

Government IT: How Government Agencies are Making Data More Useful

CEB IT

And government agencies are taking steps to provide more accessible and usable open data. The federal government has established sites ­such as the White House’s Github page and data.gov to provide open-source code and detailed data sets, respectively, to the general public. Second, as other government organizations and third parties increasingly rely on government data, the information must be managed in a way that makes it as useful as possible in so many different scenarios.

Hackers backed by Russian government reportedly breached US government agencies

The Verge

The same Russian government hacking group responsible for a security breach at FireEye compromised the Treasury and Commerce departments and other US government agencies, The Washington Post reported. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

Cloud apps need governance too

David Linthicum

After deploying cloud systems without cloud governance, many enterprises now understand why they should have implemented governance in the first place. Other items that need governance are service/API usage and databases, as well as a good interworking with a solid security approach and technology. . However, IT pros who have learned why cloud governance is a must typically believe it's merely an infrastructure play.

Carahsoft: Trusted government solutions provider

CTOvision

They make it easier for government to interact with industry and make it easier for industry to understand government mission needs. We have been fans of Carahsoft since their earliest days. It is rare to see companies able to remove friction from business processes like they do. They sponsor high quality events that examine topics [.]. Services Companies Carahsoft

Meeting Exposes Shortcomings In Government’s AI Plans

CTOvision

Governments around the world are getting increasingly more […]. Read Ronald Schmelzer’s article in Forbes about the White House’s plans to support and grow the AI industry in the United States. Artificial Intelligence AI forbes machine learning ML news ronald schmelzer

Ms. Eileen Vidrine, Chief Data Officer at US Air Force and US Space Force to Present at October 2020 AI in Government

CTOvision

AI in Government is where those working in and with the government get together to network, discuss, and interact on topics relating to AI, machine learning, and cognitive technologies.

E-Government: A Graduate Class

CIO Musings

One thing I am working on for this fall that I am very excited about is a class at VCU that is near and dear to me: E-Government. The class title is INFO 691 Topics in Information Systems – Digital Government This class is about using information and communication technologies to provide government services. Students will review and assess different levels of government and their approach to e-government.

Establish AI governance, Not Best Intentions, to Keep Companies Honest

Information Week

AI governance is a board-level responsibility to mitigate pressures from regulators and advocacy groups

Why Interest In “Data Governance” Is Increasing

CTOvision

Our main focus is improving what is commonly referred to as "data governance." Interest in data governance has been increasing as suggested by this three year plot of Google searches (Plotted using GOOGLE TRENDS to search for "Data Governance" on June […]. Interest is Increasing I'm working with colleagues to improve how data resources are managed.

AWS eyes Australian government growth

Computer Weekly

Amazon Web Services is eyeing the Australian public sector for growth, with increased budgets and IT disasters in the past pushing government organisations towards the public cloud

Government IT: Government Boundaries Are Blurring – And That’s a Good Thing

CEB IT

Internal and external demand is blurring boundaries that have conventionally delineated government IT teams from the rest of their agency colleagues. And, as a result, a more open – and accessible – government is beginning to take shape. Some government agencies are already taking advantage of the blurry boundaries trend. 18F is also working on a shared authentication platform for users who need to log into federal websites for government services.

What Is The Difference Between Data Governance and Big Data Governance?

CTOvision

The video at this link and embedded below starts with a great question: What is the difference between data governance and big data governance? But the reality is that Hadoop and Spark and the many new approaches around those platforms require more thought and actions to optimize data governance. In this video, Stefan Groschupf, CEO of Datameer, talks about the difference between data governance and big data governance.

Thinking About “Data Program Governance”

CTOvision

One phrase in regular rotation in my elevator pitch is “data program governance." Governance means the program is planned and managed in an organized and sustainable way. Creating a data program governance strategy is not unlike creating other types of enterprise business strategies. Traditional organizational structures can create barriers to implementing a coherent enterprise-wide data governance strategy. Separate governance from services? Dennis D. McDonald.

SolarWinds hackers are ‘impacting’ U.S. federal, state, and local governments

Venture Beast

cybersecurity agency said that a sprawling cyber espionage campaign is affecting state and local governments. The U.S. Read More. Business Cloud Enterprise Security category-/Computers & Electronics/Computer Security SolarWinds

Mark Your Calendar Now For 24-26 June 2019 AI World Government Conference

CTOvision

If you are in government or are in a position to help the government make the most of Artificial Intelligence please mark your calendar now for the 24-26 June 2019 AI World Government conference, which will be held at the Reagan Center in DC.

Have You Ever Had A Complaint/Suggestion About How The Federal Government Buys Technology

CTOvision

Everyone with any history in or around government has stories they can tell about federal government procurements. Perhaps the first 535 reasons are the 535 voting members of the US Congress that have the funding, oversight and legislative powers for how government works. And then there is the fact that the center of all executive power in our government, the President, is a political position. By Bob Gourley.

Finnish government scraps paper and digitises archives

Computer Weekly

The government in Finland is digitising 94 shelf kilometres of documents to save millions of euros and make the information easier to access

US government warns of cyberattacks targeting cloud services

Tech Republic Security

Such attacks often occur when employees work remotely and use a mixture of personal and business devices to access cloud services

What is Proactive Data Governance?

Social, Agile and Transformation

If you go to most business leaders to discuss data governance, you are likely to get a glazing stare that screams, "What the heck are you talking about?" Let's face it, most business leaders even today have little understanding of data governance even with. And then your mind races to figure out where to begin. Data policies? Data security? Data quality? Data cataloging? Master data management?

Federal Government Signals Interest In Several Key Leading Edge Technologies

CTOvision

One of the federal government’s key procurement arms, the General Services Administration (GSA), has released a survey to the tech community in the form of a request for information asking a few simple questions regarding the experience of their vendor base. As technologists we found the questions informative and insightful and even inspiring (it was great seeing the government prove they are tracking developments in the tech world). By Bob Gourley.