In the second part of ‘The future of collaborative data’ the panel answered questions from Amanda Coulombe of NGP VAN on how the advantages over the republicans can be protected and expanded upon. The CTO of NGP VAN stated that only the continuation of investments into expertise and talent will expand the program and keep it from crumbling and it involves the people that know how to use the software interpret and apply them to the volunteers that will act accordingly. Also included are the cost of training and campaign startup that will ensue. That department finds a way to capitalise on the opportunities out there while encouraging innovation of data gurus and the institutions dedicated to this like DNC and America Votes.
Matt Saniie thought it would be wise to encourage the growth of background data that connects the top order of the campaign to the volunteers action on the ground. It is also vital solution to problems.
Amanda Coulombe of NGP VAN gave another question asking the panel of the most exciting innovations in the branch of politics. Matt Saniie was first to go on noting that the tools that improve leg work quality were on the rise and since the last cycle in 2014 there has been an agenda to keep improving this tools.
Kassia Devorsey was particularly excited about the technological innovations coming up that can identify progressive communities in remote locations that have been underrepresented. She highlighted that some remote areas will have a community waiting heard but the voting platforms are not as available to them as they are in urban areas.
Josh Hendler was excited by the tools that power volunteer army, utilizing the efforts for strategic goal. Tools like Slack have managed to harness the legwork of volunteers for specific types of campaign and was highly important in the recent cycle and could prove pivotal in the future.
The CTO of NGP VAN stated a high prospect for mobile canvassing in the future switching to a mobile form of awareness.