The rise of big data and evidence based governance practices has the potential to transform government. This transformation presents opportunities to improve government decision-making, capture efficiencies, and improve overall effeactiveness. Similarly, the use of big data practices can improve the design and delivery of public policies to create greater value for the public. While an era of big data promises to presents many benefits, it also brings many questions. What are the key components of big data systems, and what social and technical factors must be considered? How can big data practices harness the power of information and new technologies to improve public value while avoiding potential pitfalls often associated with the adoption of this new governance paradigm? How does the use of big data differ across policy areas and government jurisdictions?
Our program in “Big Data and Public Policy: Opportunities, Challenges, and Strategies” seeks to provide participants with innovative knowledge regarding the use of big data to enhance public policy and governance. The program consists of several inter-related and interactive training sessions on big data topics of regional and global interest. Topics include state-of-the-art software technologies, managing information resources, and developing good practices required to effectively employ big data in the public sector. Participants will also be exposed to the latest thinking by leading academics and practitioners in the field, learn how to develop evidence-based big data practices, and gain practical appreciation for the factors that impact the success of big data programs.
For program details, please email LAPP Office at <LAPP@ust.hk>.
This is a customised program for Civil Service Training and Development Institute.