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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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PREFACE

My Journey Through the Datasphere

I’VE BEEN FORTUNATE TO HAVE A VARIED AND SATISFYING CAREER. I began as a science journalist; became a book author and magazine editor; was the editorial director and then executive vice president of Consumer Reports for many years; worked in Washington as a bureau chief at a federal agency; and held leadership positions in publishing and nonprofit organizations in between. But nothing has been more fascinating and inspiring than the work I’ve had a chance to do on Open Data for the past three years.

I’ve been immersed in the world of Open Data since the fall of 2010. I had joined the federal government almost a year before as chief of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at the Federal Communications ...

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