So let me issue a challenge today — a challenge to companies and anyone in the private sector that can bring free and open front-end solutions to provide easy public access to our public data. We need our work to democratize our data to continue. We need to keep going. Like water and money, data tends to find and follow the best path. Which I truly believe leads to you.
The same is true about data inequality. We need to be concerned about it, just as we are concerned about addressing income equality, gender pay disparity, and equal opportunity in all areas of life and work. In the modern digital economy, data is a critical asset. Just like capital, credit and talent. Having the best data and the tools to use it gives you a distinct competitive advantage. It allows you to find and pursue opportunities and manage risks better than others.