Your monthly inspiration as we lead the evolution of information to
actionable intelligence across the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Calling All Data Lovers

Have you seen the new data on the Open Data Portal? Data sets regarding deeds of emancipation and manumission, median household income by race/ethnicity by Virginia locality, and poverty data were recently updated! Check out the new data sets as well as everything else the portal has to offer.
"Data Sharing is More Important During a Pandemic"
In this StateScoop article, Virginia Chief Data Officer Carlos Rivero talks about how his office has spent time amid the pandemic tracking how policies and data create measurably positive impacts, whether it be in delivering assistance or slowing the spread of the coronavirus, creating a distinction between simply offering government services and offering positive outcomes.
The Data Cloud Summit

At the core of all government technology operations in 2020, a comprehensive and secure data strategy is essential if agencies are to deliver on their missions and serve their constituents. At the 2021 Data Cloud Summit produced by FedScoop, top leaders and decision-makers from the public-sector IT community came together to discuss the importance of developing a foundational enterprise data strategy and how that can spark digital transformation, powering new capabilities like machine learning and rapid analytics. Watch Carlos Rivero discuss "Scaling Technology to Enhance Citizen Experience" with panelists Cora Han, Subramanian Muniasamy, and moderator Joe Perrino.
Last Month's Spotlight:

Over the last year we have all found new ways to connect. How to communicate and what content resonates have been redefined. We realized the more we raise awareness for the platforms and resources available to our constituents, the better we will serve them. That's why we're now on Twitter and have launched a new company LinkedIn page. Check it out and give us a follow!

Chief Data Officer
Carlos Rivero
P.O. Box 1475
Richmond, VA 23218
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