Civic data scientists to support your city
With experience actually delivering much hyped smart cities, Team ARGO offers a deep bench of civic data science talent to meet your unique needs.
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ARGO has experience in That model involves deep collaboration with domain experts to develop and deploy analytics as part of a shared vision to achieve industry-scale transformation.
Through the California Data Collaborative (CaDC), ARGO is integrating key California water data into a nonprofit data warehouse. The project's research and analytics supports water managers who participate in the CaDC to ensure water reliability into an uncertain future. With over a thousand local water utilities and countless more other institutions, this digital integration is key for California's future.
ARGO is assembling pioneering local transit agencies, public works departments, leading urban planners and mobility technology experts to form a Streets Data Collaborative (StDC). The StDC will support cities in navigating the challenges of aging infrastructure and the epochal shift to autonomous vehicles through low cost sensors, integrated planning and advanced analytics.
Public data infrastructure provides the foundation for more a efficient, effective and imaginative public sector. By sharing data across fragmented jurisdictions and service providers, we can transform how we measure and thus manage the delivery of basic public services. ARGO is expanding our data collaborative model to address homelessness, education, and beyond.
Similar to water or electricity, ARGO believes public data is a public resource that deserves technocratic excellence and needs to be stewarded for the public good.
Uniquely, ARGO isn’t yet another tech company pitching software products but rather has a demonstrated track record helping local governments build capacity and leverage civic data science talent. ARGO operates as a fiscally sponsored project through the National Center for Civic Innovation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit incubator.
ARGO’s data scientists have worked in-the-trenches in New York University’s Administrative Data Research Facility, led urban technology initiatives at New York’s New Lab hardware technology incubator, and delivered automated data parsing pipelines for a startup that powers the world’s most comprehensive repository of public data.
Taming the Kraken
While utilizing best-in-class technology proven in leading companies like Amazon and Airbnb, ARGO understands the unique challenges and opportunities that occur while operating in the public sector.
ARGO named it's battle-tested public data platform "Kraken" given the almost mythological character that information technology system integration projects can take on in the complexity of the public sector.