State CIOs Talk Emerging Tech

We asked state CIOs about what they consider to be the next big thing in government IT.

by / July/August 2018
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Eric Larson, CIO, Florida

“Historically, data in state government has been siloed in program areas, and there’s been little cross-pollination of data across different program areas. The next big thing in government will be when we start applying our AI, machine learning and deep learning. There are lots of different ways to characterize it, but [we’ll see] the patterns and the evidence that comes out of analyzing the data sets we have, realizing the value of and looking at the data, inspecting it and looking for insights and ultimately getting to a point where we can support policy decisions based on observations within the data that we haven’t rooted out yet.”

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Noelle Knell Editor

Government Technology editor Noelle Knell has more than 15 years of writing and editing experience, covering public projects, transportation, business and technology. A California native, she has worked in both state and local government, and is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, with majors in political science and American history. She can be reached via email and on Twitter.