Starting at the end of Fiscal Year 2012 and continuing into Fiscal Year 2013, the Cook County STAR program will further engage with agencies to support the use of performance data as a management tool. The effort will include facilitating internal goal-setting discussions within agencies and departments, as well as training and regular monitoring.
Each quarter, Cook County officials in the Public Safety, Property Tax, Economic Development, and Healthcare areas submit performance management data and hold meetings to review their progress. The data from the officials is combined with the data from the Offices Under the President and published in a quarterly STAR Report.
Cook County’s “Set Targets, Achieve Results” (STAR) Performance Management program strives to measure, report and manage performance to promote Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s four goals: fiscal responsibility, innovative leadership, transparency and accountability, and improved services.
Big Data has the potential to have an enduring impact on every part of society, but the devil is in the details. How will various groups be affected? Will some benefit more than others? These questions brought together professionals from diverse sectors, including technology, business, government and education during an interactive workshop in Kuala Lumpur. Here we summarise the findings of the delegates, as an Asian perspective on the broader impacts of Big Data.