January 2020 EAUC/EDA University Center Webinar
On Wednesday, January 22, 2019, the Educational Association of University Centers and the US Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration, will be hosting a webinar highlighting best practices in managing EDA University Centers.
This month's topic will be Opportunity Zones. Our speaker this month will be Carol Rogers. Carol Rogers, as co-director and chief information officer, directs the Indiana Business Research Center’s digital information systems architecture, development and services. With her colleagues, the IBRC powers the development of data-driven innovative websites, publications, training, research projects and other services. She sits on the national boards of the national Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER), the national Labor Market Institute and serves as the Governor’s Census Liaison, a challenging role when the decennial census comes around (upcoming Census April 1, 2020).
She works extensively with economic developers, government officials and businesses throughout Indiana and the nation. Under her direction, the Center built and maintains the award-winning interactive web services, STATS America (which has become one of the most-used public data sites in the nation), STATS Indiana and Hoosiers by the Numbers.
Carol was also a founding architect of the Gateway for Local Government for Indiana, a unique State Government - State University partnership that serves as a secure data collection platform for local officials to submit their state-required tax and financial information AND as a public portal to all of that data, available as soon as it is submitted by the local units.
Other significant “big” data collection and state administrative record integrations projects were undertaken as part of her portfolio, as well. The workforce intelligence system (IWIS) was built in collaboration with the state workforce and higher education agencies and was among the first in the nation (starting in the mid-2000s) to integrate employment records with higher education records. Carol now works as the Center’s lead in the Indiana Data Partnership, another unique project between the Indiana Management Performance Hub and the state of Indiana’s largest public research university.
Her nicknames include Data Whisperer and Data Dog, which clues you in to her nerdy self, as she believes information is the foundation for innovation in Indiana and across America.
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