Test-drive the possibilities of big data at the Municipality of Almere

Xomnia’s Big Data Fundamentals has helped us to understand and test-drive the possibilities of big data for the Municipality of Almere. During an intensive, three-day course, we learned in both theory and practice how to apply big data in the social domain.
Mathijs Tuynman, Research Project Manager, Municipality of Almere

One of the challenges the Municipality of Almere faces is how to provide its citizens with integrated social support, youth care and social benefits while also stimulating community support and reducing costs.

Administration and council members need information on the implementation, effects, and opportunities of this transition. Additionally, the Research and Statistics team of the municipality faces challenges of diminishing survey response and increased perceived administrative burden for implementing agents. This has forced the team to rethink traditional monitoring and evaluation tools.

Xomnia delivered a three-day, intensive training course through the Xomnia Academy for employees of the Almere municipality. The training course focused on how the municipality can apply data science in the social domain.