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23 Dec 2019

Big Data and Public Policy: Opportunities, Challenges, and Strategies

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The program “Big Data and Public Policy: Opportunities, Challenges, and Strategies” organized by Leadership and Public Policy (Executive Education) (LAPP) were held on 10-11 October 2019. It was a customized program for Civil Service Training and Development Institute (CSTDI). It is believed that the rise of big data and evidence based governance practices have the potential to transform government.

Six speakers shared their thoughts on several training sessions on big data topics, including state-of-the-art software technologies, information resources management, and good practices required to effectively employ big data in the public sector.

  • Prof. Donald LOW
    (Professor of Practice, Division of Public Policy / Director, Leadership & Public Policy Executive Education, HKUST)
  • Prof. Masaru YARIME
    (Associate Professor, Division of Public Policy, HKUST)
  • Prof. Hong LO
    (Chair Professor and Head, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering / Director, GREAT Smart Cities Center, HKUST)
  • Prof. Paul CHEUNG
    (Professor of Social Policy and Analytics, National University of Singapore)
  • Prof. Fugee TSUNG
    (Chair Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics, HKUST)
  • Dr. Ruimin HE
    (Adjunct Assistant Professor, LKY School of Public Policy, NUS / CEO, Entend.ai)

During the training sessions, the participants understood that the technological development of big data can possibly bring great influences on a society by improving government decision-making, capture efficiencies and overall effectiveness. It can also enhance the design and delivery of public policies to create greater value for the public. Participants acquired the latest thinking methodologies by leading academics and practitioners in the field. They learnt how to develop evidence-based big data practices, and gained practical appreciation for the factors that impact the success of big data programs.

  • Prof. Donald LOW, Director of Leadership and Public Policy (Executive Education) (LAPP) took photo with participants

  • Speaker: Prof. Donald LOW, Director of Leadership and Public Policy (Executive Education) (LAPP)

  • Speaker: Prof. Masaru YARIME, Associate Professor of Division of Public Policy (PPOL)

  • Speaker: Prof. Fugee TSUNG, Chair Professor of Department of Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics (IEDA) gave a training session

  • Speaker: Dr. Ruimin HE, Adjunct Assistant Professor of LKY School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (NUS) gave a training session