The Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) has invited Departments and Agencies to suggest their biggest ideas for joint private-public projects using 'big data' in the most innovative ways.
Assistant Secretary of AGIMO at the Department of Finance, Marc Vickers issued the invitation for proposals for projects that would increase the efficiency of Government services or deliver service improvements.
Mr Vickers said proposals would initially be assessed on feasibility and those that were feasible would be assessed on innovative use of data, benefit to the community and return on investment.
He said the purpose of this exercise was to help Government leverage the innovation taking place in the industry and to be a catalyst for future innovation involving big data analytics.
Mr Vickers said responders did not necessarily have to have the infrastructure to conduct the pilot.
He said the Intellectual Property of the data would be owned by Government however respondents would be recognised and attributed.
Mr Vickers said shortlisted proposals would be published on the blog, so respondents should indicate any sensitivity related to this within their response.
He said all proposals should be sent to email@example.com before the end of April.
Mr Vickers said anyone with questions could submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org but anonymous answers may be posted to the blog to ensure transparency.
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