PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) announced today that its Socrata Data Academy, a nationwide initiative to enable government leaders and information workers with the skills and tactics to put data to use to impact their governments, has expanded with additional training offerings.
Socrata Data Academy provides government leaders and employees with the strategies, tools, and skills they need to make public institutions more effective. This service offers courses that are designed for seasoned analysts looking to develop skills in machine learning, as well as programs for newcomers to data analysis. The training teaches government knowledge workers how to glean important insights from data to effect change in their communities.
“We have faith in the power of government employees to transform their institutions from the inside out,” said Oliver Wise, Data Academy director at Tyler. “We believe that with just a little bit of training, government employees doing the day-to-day work are in the best position to make our public institutions more responsive to residents’ rising expectations.”
In coordination with Washington, D.C.-based data science training company, Data Society, Socrata Data Academy attendees can participate in live workshops and online training. These courses are designed to empower the government workforce to harness data to drive better outcomes, identify innovative solutions, and create an entrepreneurial culture.
“Expanding the Socrata Data Academy is one of the ways Tyler is helping to empower our clients to be more strategic and responsive to citizens’ needs, and we are excited to see how jurisdictions of all sizes will thrive from this kind of hands-on and virtual training,” said Kevin Merritt, president of Tyler’s Data & Insights Division.
In addition to the on-site Data Academy workshops — which train staff, program leads, and executives in developing and accelerating data programs — Data Academy will also offer three of Data Society’s on-site courses: Supercharging Government Intelligence with Excel; Introduction to R Programming for Government Analytics; and Data Science and Machine Learning for Government Decision Making.
“This is the first data academy we’ve seen deployed for government at such a large scale,” said Merav Yuravlivker, CEO of Data Society. “It speaks to Tyler’s deep understanding of its clients and reflects the increasing need for all employees to be data literate.”
With Tyler’s acquisition of Socrata on April 30, 2018, Socrata and Tyler form a perfect alliance, joining Socrata’s focus on accelerating the shift to digital government with Tyler’s mission to transform state and local government to create safer, smarter, and more vibrant communities. The addition of Socrata’s solutions to Tyler’s product family enables clients in every public sector vertical to make their data discoverable, usable and actionable, while potentially including data from other jurisdictions to make analytics even more powerful and meaningful.
About Tyler Technologies, Inc.
Tyler Technologies (NYSE: TYL) is a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions and services for local governments. Tyler partners with clients to empower the public sector - cities, counties, schools and other government entities - to become more efficient, more accessible and more responsive to the needs of their constituents. Tyler's client base includes more than 15,000 local government offices in all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean, Australia, and other international locations. In 2017, Forbes ranked Tyler on its "Most Innovative Growth Companies" list, and Fortune included Tyler on its "100 Fastest-Growing Companies" list. More information about Tyler Technologies, headquartered in Plano, Texas, can be found at www.tylertech.com.