Canada 2020 has released a new paper examining the ways open government, big data and predictive analytics are about to transform the way policy is made in Canada. Authored by Canada 2020 president Tom Pitfield and Senior Associate Don Lenihan, How Big Data Is About to Explode Policymaking As We Know It: The Rise of Civil Analytics, looks at the era of big data and how policymakers can harness the power of "civil analytics" to improve evidence-based decision making. The era of Big Data is causing massive shifts in the way we think about policymaking in Canada. Civil analytics, as we have defined it, could help direct that transformation for the better. It's a fascinating, timely read - and one that Canada 2020 will be expanding on over the coming months as we unfold a new research series devoted to data, government and policymaking. Watch Don Lenihan speak about Civil Analytics at Policy Ingite in Ottawa tonight! Live at 6pm EST!