Minneapolis Launches Citywide Analytics Platform



By Jason Shueh, Government Technology

“Today municipal analytics gained another endorsement. In a joint announcement with IT firm IBM, the city of Minneapolis announced it will be the next U.S. metropolis to initiate a data analytics program to accelerate insights in all of its departments.

The initiative is the result of IBM’s First-of-a-Kind (FOAK) grant program and supplies Minneapolis with about $1.5 million worth of research expertise in exchange for access to city data for IBM software testing. As part of the agreement, the city will provide an additional $150,000 to support deployment of the analytics system, officially called the Minneapolis Intelligent Operations Platform.”

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