Monica McEwen is on a quest to democratize data in government. She wants to put the power of a thousand analysts in everyone’s hands. Since late 2018, she has led her team to bring search and artificial intelligence-driven analytics to government agencies.
McEwen has supported the government for over 20 years, and there has always been a discussion around data transparency, she said. Now, natural language processing, search and artificial intelligence, coupled with the Federal Data Strategy, are finally making this a reality.
“It’s exciting to be working with agencies that truly want to empower anyone in the organization to make data-driven decisions,” she said. “That vision is being realized as we see modern technology enable more functional end-users to access data without needing to rely on a team of data experts.”
While many agencies have taken an iterative data modernization approach, COVID-19 is accelerating efforts and putting a sharp focus on the urgency of data empowerment. Agencies have been truly tested as they work to keep missions moving. ThoughtSpot is leveraging its expertise working with the largest organizations in the world to advise agency leaders as they embrace a bottom-up data-driven approach.
As the government looks to modernize, McEwen’s years of experience helping agencies embrace new technology, coupled with ThoughtSpot’s AI capabilities empower anyone to answer data questions. Armed with this information, they can quickly drive actionable intelligence across any functional area including procurement, logistics, personnel, IT, grants management, research, case management, citizen service and more.
“What’s exciting is the diversity of leaders I’m able to engage with and the problems that we’re able to solve,” McEwen said. “I love working with the government innovators who see how technology can improve our government and have a vision to make data a strategic asset. Data is at the heart of every problem, so the possibilities to make an impact are limitless.”