When you think of creativity, the government might not be the first thing that pops into your head. However, when you consider urban planning, infrastructure, and other large scale projects, you can start to imagine the demands those things can put on a creative IT pipeline.
Government users are awash in data; the key issue in many cases is not collecting data, but rather storing, consolidating, and managing data already on hand, and utilizing supervised and unsupervised machine learning techniques to derive insights that serves the public good. Creative endeavors can be found in every branch of government—whether its designing new map brochures for a public park, analyzing security logs with new algorithms to identify threats, or modeling seismic data for earthquake preparedness, the need for the creative application of advanced IT systems abounds.
Many critical stakeholders, large files, several design and approval stages, a high demand for efficiency and transparency, easy access to archived material, high-security requirements, and a host of other pressures on the system. When tax dollars are at work, Government players need partners they can