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Open Data Now: The Secret to Hot Startups, Smart Investing, Savvy Marketing, and Fast Innovation by Joel Gurin

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CHAPTER FOURTEEN

The Open Data Future

THIS BOOK HAS DESCRIBED A WIDE RANGE OF BUSINESSES, government agencies, and innovators that are finding new ways to put Open Data to use. Writing the book has been inspiring and challenging—inspiring because so much creative, exciting work is under way and challenging, among other reasons, because the field is changing so rapidly that it’s hard to keep up. As I was finishing this manuscript, I was still coming across new companies using Open Data in ways that seem entirely unique. For example:

• The Swiss-headquartered company Zurich Insurance now sells a tool for global businesses called the Zurich Risk Room. Using a simulated three-dimensional display, the Risk Room is a multidimensional graph that shows ...

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