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Joel Gurin is the author of the book Open Data Now, and Senior Advisor at the Governance Lab (GovLab) at New York University. He directs the Open Data 500, the first comprehensive study of US-based companies that use open government data as a key business resource. Gurin previously served as Chair of the White House Task Force on Smart Disclosure, as Chief of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau of the US Federal Communications Commission, and as Editorial Director and then Executive Vice President of Consumer Reports.
With the rapid increase in four kinds of available data on health and healthcare (as explained in my earlier post), new companies are launching to put the data to work. According to a recent U.S. report on National Public Radio, venture capitalists have invested $2 billion in digital health startups so far this year. The recent Health […]
09 Jul 2014
Through my recent book and research, I have had the opportunity to speak at a number of conferences and talk to dozens of experts with interests in tapping the power of data. Six months ago, McGraw-Hill published my book Open Data Now – an overview of data-driven innovation that’s been previously featured in YourStory. Since […]
02 Jul 2014