StateScoop: A multiyear project to create a centralized, data-driven analytics hub in Denver will soon house the city’s COVID-19 data, technology officials told StateScoop last week, marking the latest trend in data-driven initiatives spurred on by the coronavirus pandemic.
“COVID, I would define, as an accelerator for a lot of our data efforts and initiatives,” Denver Chief Data Officer Paul Kresser said. “It really brought to the forefront the importance of data and the city’s ability to leverage it quickly and in near-real time. The amount of people talking about COVID curves and R-values — statistics were not something people talked about in-depth before, but that’s obviously risen since COVID.”
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