The City of Johns Creek, Georgia was a 2018 City on a Cloud Winner for its innovative use of AWS. The City of Johns Creek developed a municipal Amazon Alexa skill that uses data from the city's open data portal (DataHub). Key data about the city's operations is made more accessible to citizens through the skill and Alexa's natural-language question-answer workflow. By simply using the "City of Johns Creek" skill, users can find out where police and fire activity has occurred, what current traffic conditions are, and even what the zoning is of any property in Johns Creek. Chief Data Officer Nick O'Day describes the city's Alexa skill and how it has democratized data for its citizens. By connecting the skill to the city's open data site, City of Johns Creek saves its team valuable time and provides answers to more than 200 common citizen questions.
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