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People, Not Computers, Should Be Making the Decisions

Michigan CIO David Behen argues that while data analytics tools can help government be more efficient, the decision-making should be left to humans.

Michigan CIO David Behen
Michigan CIO David Behen
As computing capabilities continue to evolve and grow, Michigan CIO David Behen sees the potential to make government more efficient. But relying too heavily on technology, he cautions, runs the risk of losing sight of the customer. Behen talked to Government Technology earlier this month at the NASCIO Midyear Conference in Baltimore.

Noelle Knell is the executive editor for e.Republic, responsible for setting the overall direction for e.Republic’s editorial platforms, including Government Technology, Governing, Industry Insider, Emergency Management and the Center for Digital Education. She has been with e.Republic since 2011, and has decades of writing, editing and leadership experience. A California native, Noelle 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.