Data collection and analysis facilitates the optimization of the Government’s work, and Internet platforms help maintain contact between authorities and citizens
At present, there are many, almost a hundred, channels constantly employed to supply data within the system. Each department possesses data of different quality focused on different tasks. Our task is to collect data from different sources, order it (because the quality of the data often varies), and turn it into an analytical product to help the Government make decisions on complex issues, move things along more quickly, and experiment, if necessary — Dmitry Godunov, First Deputy Head, Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation.
We must move towards the consolidation of currents (messages from citizens, data flowing through the Government coordination centre, situational centres – ed.), because now they exist in parallel, and they must complement each other. We meet with the governors, interact with them, and many say that there is a social economy, there is your data, and we cannot make a decision on the basis of one, without taking into account, for example, the appeals and opinions of the people, and we also cannot make an objective decision based on people’s opinions without socio-economic information — Kirill Istomin, First Deputy General Director, Dialogue Regions.
I can say that a multiplicity of channels exists even today, given that the level of Internet involvement on the part of residents of the Far East and Kamchatka Territory is considerable. By and large, as a governor, I can communicate with every resident of Kamchatka — Vladimir Solodov, Governor of Kamchatka Territory.
There’s power in data. In order to make the right management decisions and act predictively, we need a large amount of data, and we need to respond in a timely manner. In this case, I see that we can work together with business to great effect [...], when we can also provide additional data that can be useful for making managerial decisions — Ekaterina Reznikova, Vise President, Member of the Management Board, Head of the Digital Business Unit, MTS Bank.