• The Trillion Dollar Business In Which We’re All Stakeholders.
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    Open data is transforming economic, social, cultural and political life. McKinsey has estimated that the potential global value of open data is around $3 trillion annually, with $1.1 trillion allocated to the U.S.. The move toward radical transparency has gained momentum but how exactly is it measured, and what are some of the ways in which is impacting the world around us? In government, it helps tackle corruption, enhances public services and improves public services,…

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  • Brave New World: Predicting The Future For Potential, Not Profit.
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    Since it launched in 2009 the US government’s venture, data.gov, has grown to almost half a million datasets ‒ a vast resource available to anyone who wants to use it. Its goal is to fuel innovation and scientific research in areas such as health, the environment, space exploration and education. Important, because as we all know open access to usable and relevant data leads to greater impact and capacity to inform policy, improve civic services, geospatially forecast…

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