Dashboards aren’t always good for the long haul, data officers say

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Despite their popularity among elected city leaders, flashy data dashboards often have limited lifespans and limited utility, a group of U.S. city chief data officers said Tuesday at a Bloomberg Philanthropies event in Amsterdam.

Discussing the impact of COVID-19 on data collection and sharing, the data officers shared their concern that dashboards, such as those created to show the number of positive COVID-19 cases in a specific region, aren’t sustainable in the long-term.

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