It is well established that many bodies under capitalise on the value of data in service planning, service evaluation and ensuring efficient delivery. In Sheffield some good progress has been made in terms of establishing smart use of big data within some sectors (for example NHS / Social care, police). Links between sectors are not yet made in terms of sharing data sets.
Our proposal is to commission a piece of work that will establish a detailed business case for the establishment of a cross sector office of data analytics.
However, there is still a great deal of work to do in order to link datasets between sectors in the city. We are underinvested in this both in terms of capacity and capability.
We have broadly established the parameters of what we need to do across all of our agencies in terms of technical requirements, establishment of vision, shared and single approach to IG, data streams that should be included, infrastructure and IT investments that will be needed, governance & leadership requirements, and processes for citizen engagement.
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