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Data -- including open government data -- could fuel innovation in Hampton Roads

Data -- including open government data -- could fuel innovation in Hampton Roads

Our highly computerized and online world is creating massive amounts of data. Now, Hampton Roads and state leaders are asking how the region can use all this information, including government data, for better decision-making, innovation and even creating new businesses.

"In the Internet economy, data is the fuel," former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra said. He said the true value comes from ingesting and analyzing types of data from multiple sources in a way that leads to new discoveries.

"It is conceivable that Hampton Roads could a be a growth cluster for new applications borne out of this phenomenon," Chopra, a former Virginia Secretary of...

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