MarketSense Selected to the Open Data 500

MarketSense is honored to have been selected to the Open Data 500. Others that have been selected include Amazon, Deloitte, Google, MetLife, Yahoo! and Bloomberg.

The Open Data 500 is a list of 500 businesses compiled by The Governance Lab at New York University and is funded by the Knight Foundation. It’s the first comprehensive study of US companies that use open government data as a business resource to innovate. The list is subject to change as the GovLab learns more about each company and how they utilize open data. So some companies may be removed or added once all information is reviewed.

Open data is free, public data that is available to anyone. MarketSense often combines open data with our clients in-house data to cost effectively provide insight previously unattainable. Using open data, MarketSense has been able to add value to organization in healthcare, retail and non profits just to name a few.

One of the goals of the Open Data 500 is to encourage the development of new open data companies and learn how the government can work more effectively with constituents. MarketSense will continue to support the Open Data 500 and other organizations focused on turning valuable and relevant data into actionable intelligence for a better world.