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What the Studies Tell Us about Analytics Adoption in Government (February 9th, 2012


How are governments and public institutions applying analytics today, and how might they need to think about its future use? What are the implications for public sector organizations? How should agencies advance their analytics competency in today’s complex environment? To answer these questions, MIT's Sloan School of Business and IBM's Institute for Business Value conducted two wide-ranging studies. These studies were intended as a first step in identifying how analytics can help address a broad range of public issues.

In addition to these studies, the Partnership for Public Service, in collaboration with IBM's Public Sector Business Analytics & Optimization practice, has completed an analysis of how federal agencies use analytics and how analytics has helped them achieve better program results. The study focused on identifying leading practices that illustrate how data informs decisions and drives meaningful and positive program changes. In particular, it strove to determine how employing good data led to changes in how agencies think about their programs and how it led to programmatic insights that influenced their decisions.

Whether agencies have fully immersed themselves in analyzing data, or have just begun the process, some basics became apparent. Please join us for an informative discussion on the results of this ground-breaking research.

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Time Description
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast and Check-In
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Welcome: Frank Stein, Director, Analytics Solution Center
9:15 AM - 9:55 AM The Power of Analytics for Public Sector:
Jim Cortada, IBM Institute for Business Value
9:55 AM - 10:35 AM From Data to Decisions:
Judy England Joseph, Partnership for Public Service
10:35 AM - 10:50 AM Break - Light Refreshments Provided
10:50 PM - 11:20 PM Agency Perspectives - The Social Security Administration:
Ron Raborg, Social Security Administration
11:20 PM - 11:50 PM Agency Perspectives - The Department of Housing and Urban Development:
Lisa Danzig, Department of Housing and Urban Development
11:50 PM - 12:00 PM Conclusions and Q&A: Frank Stein, Director, Analytics Solution Center