Data, Knowledge, Transparency, Politics

Data contributes to knowledge.  Knowledge,when shared, contributes to transparency.  Politics dilutes transparency.  One can say politics abhors transparency.  How can one accumulate and wield power if your opponents know what you do?

IBM has a very interesting initiative, Smart Cities, that has applications across all levels of governing and across all sectors (private, public) of organizations.  Substitute your favorite vertical industry in place of city — and think of what can be had…


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