July 2023 Data Snapshot
July 2023 Data Snapshot
This month, we provide a brief update related to updating metadata fields in response to the state government alignment. We also direct you webinars provided by the Institute of Industrial & System Engineers that introduce operational analytics and performance management systems. Lastly, learn what experts say about using data to drive storytelling and decision-making.
Also, check out upcoming live training sessions to improve your data skills, and as always explore the on-demand training options. Have a great 4th of July!!!
News, Updates & Tips
Aligning Metadata Update
Last month we discussed working with our vendor, Tyler Technologies, to update the publishing agency and attribution metadata fields for content published on the Enterprise Data Platform to correspond with the 16 cabinet departments, other non-cabinet level agencies, elected offices, and legislative and judicial agencies. This update will likely not happen until August, and may require a brief content freeze while it happens. Updates will be sent as we prepare for the update.
Operational Analytics 101 & 201
Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers
These are the first two in a series of webinars on operational analytics. Each webinar is 60 minutes in length and discusses the foundations for a great performance measurement system. The webinars makes the following key points:
- Good analytics come from good context understanding, use case clarity, and good problem statements
- Business acumen, data management, and analytics under standing are required to perform good operational analytics
- Investment in the right data foundation has a positive ROI
- Good data visualizations can tell the right story quickly
- There is a very positive ROI in getting operational analytics well designed and developed
- Good operational analytics provokes more timely decisions and actions
The recorded webinars and slide decks are available at the links below:
Government Must Use Data to Drive Decision-Making
Open data portals were a good first step toward putting the massive amount of information government holds to work. But now, experts say data should drive storytelling and decision-making across the enterprise.
Upcoming Live Training
Get trained! The table below highlights upcoming live training available to state employees with an account on the Enterprise Data Platform.
|July 3||12 PM||Clean and Tidy Data|
|July 5||10 AM||Create and Manage Your Dataset|
|July 7||12 PM||Transform Data with Socrata Query Language|
|July 10||10 AM||Explore Data with Charts|
|July 14||12 PM||Create Performance Measures|
|July 14||3 PM||Map Your Data|
|July 17||3 PM||Tell a Story with Perspectives|
|July 19||3 PM||Collaborate with Enterprise Data|
|July 21||12 PM||Data Automation with Gateways and APIs|
|July 24||10 AM||Tell a Story with Perspectives|
|July 24||3 PM||Create and Manage Your Dataset|
|July 26||3 PM||Shape & Join Data in the Exploration Canvas|
|Aug 7||3 PM||Clean and Tidy Data|
|Aug 9||3 PM||Create and Manage Your Dataset|
|Aug 11||12 PM||Transform Data with Socrata Query Language|
|Aug 14||10 AM||Explore Data with Charts|
|Aug 16||3 PM||Map Your Data|
|Aug 18||3 PM||Create Performance Measures|
|Aug 21||12 PM||Tell a Story with Perspectives|
|Aug 23||3 PM||Collaborate with Enterprise Data|
|Aug 25||12 PM||Data Automation with Gateways and APIs|
|Aug 28||3 PM||Create and Manage Your Dataset|
|Aug 30||3 PM||Shape & Join Data in the Exploration Canvas|
|Sep 1||3 PM||Tell a Story with Perspectives|
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