Hitachi Vantara Federal’s Pragyansmita Nayak on How Agencies Can Leverage Data

Pragyansmita Nayak
Pragyansmita Nayak

Pragyansmita Nayak, chief data scientist at Hitachi Vantara Federal, wrote in a Signal Magazine article published Tuesday that government chief information officers and their teams seeking to leverage data should advance a “digital cultural transformation” to enable agencies to “think both strategically and tactically in collecting, analyzing and acting upon data-based intelligence.”

“One without the other will result in aimlessness and unmet expectations, as well as potential pushback on future analytics investments,” she added.

Nayak discussed how tactical intelligence helps facilitate the use of analytics resources to manage daily operations and address problems in real time and how decision-makers glean insights from patterns and emerging trends through strategic intelligence.

“Simply stated, strategic intelligence is about defining policies and practices,” Nayak said. “Tactical intelligence is about implementing policies and practices. Without both, the policies and practices will fail.”

He also cited how machine learning, self-service analytics and graphical user interfaces and other tools could help users collect and gain insights from data to meet their tactical and strategic goals.

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