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In the Nation's Interest

Trustee Dominic Barton Pens Op-Ed on Data Surge’s Economic Impact

Dominic Barton, a CED Trustee and the Managing Director of McKisney & Company, recently wrote about the profusion of data and its economic implications.  As Barton notes, "Some 90 percent of the world’s total data were created in the past two years. By 2020, the quantity of stored data could be 50 times greater than it was in 2010."  This outpouring of data will indeed threaten the viability of, and disrupt, companies that fail to embrace it.  But as Barton goes on to say, "the enormous potential rewards accrue to those who, while vigilant against risk, are prepared to act boldly and swiftly."  The article can be read here.