Appointed in 2011 by Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Stu Davis is currently one of the longest-serving chief information officers at the state level. Like many of his colleagues, he points to data analytics as a key tool in streamlining government and dramatically changing the way services are delivered.
At the NASCIO Annual Conference held in Orlando last month, Davis reflected on the potential of the technology: "From my vantage point, I think that data analytics is probably the most disruptive thing that we're going to see in my career."
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