The big data boom

Heather Laura Clarke explores how data-sharing has the power to change government and become a valuable export

Working within government doesn’t usually sound exciting and innovative, but Cathy Simpson says she’s discovering “tremendously inspiring” opportunities to use technology to create smarter cities and provinces.

 Throughout Simpson’s career, she’s developed systems on how to move people more efficiently — both physically through line-ups and virtually through a 1-800 call center, and now her focus is on creating a digital platform where governments can share data with citizens.

The entire article can be found on the Chronicle Herald.