DATA ANALYTICS: How Cities Can Get Ahead of the Curve to Improve Performance

  • Date: April 25, 2013
  • Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Category: Webinar


Across the range of core municipal services – safety, inspections, health, and others – most public leaders are facing increasing demands and decreasing revenues. Innovative uses of technology to collect and analyze new sources of information are enabling city leaders to dissolve the hierarchical barriers that often exist within the public sector to begin solving this problem. Recent advances in data analytics allow cities to discover trends and address problems before they fully develop, thus reducing costs, improving outcomes, and enhancing customer satisfaction.

This webinar will provide a broad and engaging overview of the field’s development from Stephen Goldsmith, with examples drawn from cities across the country. City leaders from communities like Louisville will describe the challenges – and opportunities – associated with these new strategies. The presentation will close with a half-hour panel discussion on how cities of all sizes can discover, replicate and scale predictive analytics initiatives at home.


  • Stephen Goldsmith, Director of the Innovations in Government program and Data-Smart City Solutions, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Ted Smith, Director of Department of Economic Growth & Innovation, City of Louisville, Kentucky
  • Bryan Grenon, Operations Lieutenant, City of Seattle, Washington
  • Mike Reade, Business Value Consultant, Public Safety, Government Industry, IBM
For more information on these topics:
A new resource from Stephen Goldsmith with more information on the examples described in this webinar:

Free webinar from PTI:
How and Why Public Safety Operations and Criminal Justice Agencies use Predictive Analytics
Thursday, May 2, 2013, 2:00–3:00 PM ET


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