Guest blog: Unlocking Data, part two Data scientist: sexiest job of the 21st century?

Guest blog: Unlocking Data, part twoData scientist: sexiest job of the 21st century?by Mark Singh, Policy Advisor, Public Service Transformation NetworkThis is the second in a series of blogs republished from the Public Service Transformation Network website, looking at how the public sector can unlock the full potential of data. With declining funds, increasing demand and high expectation of quality, providing effective public services is becoming increasingly challenging. Streamlining and developing shared services has been a common response to financial constraints but with increasing reductions in funding, more fundamental transformation of services is needed. There are a growing number of people and organisations who believe that data could be an answer to these challenges, claiming that working with the increasing volume of available data can help us understand, predict and even eventually manage the…


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