In this podcast, Don Kettl, Professor, LBJ School, the University of Texas at Austin, talks about the future of the public sector in the mid of data and analytics capability disruptions. Don talked about some of the biggest opportunities in the public policy space. He sheds light on how the future public policy officers would design the organizations that grow with time. He sheds light on the future of jobs in the public sector and how data could disrupt the space to increase its impact. This session is great for people interested in learning about public sector data and jobs impact through big data evolution.
0:28 Don’s journey.
5:16 Premise of “Little bites of big data policy”.
7:16 Data in the government sector.
11:18 Example of good data framework in state governments.
13:49 The need for good cooperation between the private and public sectors.
17:56 Opportunities for data in the public sector.
21:37 The failure of data in the public sector.
27:54 Perspective on open data.
33:58 Future of data in the public sector.
41:42 The role of government in data businesses.
48:58 Can government data policies go global?
55:56 Don’s success mantra.
59:43 Don’s reading list.
1:01:30 How does Don avoid bias?
1:07:00 Key takeaways.
Donald F. Kettl is a professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Volcker Alliance and the Brookings Institution.
Kettl is the author or editor of numerous books, including Can Governments Earn Our Trust? (2017); Little Bites of Big Data for Public Policy (2017); The Politics of the Administrative Process (7th edition, 2017). Three of his books have received national best-book awards. The Transformation of Governance (2002); and System under Stress: Homeland Security and American Politics (2005) and Escaping Jurassic Government: How to Recover America’s Lost Commitment to Competence.
He has received three-lifetime achievement awards: the American Political Science Association’s John Gaus Award, the Warner W. Stockberger Achievement Award of the International Public Management Association, and the Donald C. Stone Award of the American Society for Public Administration, for significant contributions to the field of intergovernmental relations.
Kettl holds a Ph.D. in political science from Yale University. Before his appointment at the University of Maryland, he taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, the University of Virginia, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a fellow of Phi Beta Kappa and the National Academy of Public Administration.
He has appeared frequently in national and international media, including National Public Radio, the Fox News Channel, Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News, CBS Evening News, CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” and “The Situation Room,” the Huffington Post, as well as public television’s News Hour and the BBC.
Kettl is a shareholder of the Green Bay Packers, along with his wife, Sue.
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