Contrary to what is often said, data is not the new oil.
Oil decreases as it is used, while data can be used and shared ad infinitum. However, if access to data has the power to make a difference for the good of society, it is only a potential. Taking advantage of the full promise from this potential lies in the ability to transform Data into Insight, Insight into Decision and Decision into Action. Democratizing the scope of such potential so that it would be accessible and beneficial for the greatest number of people, can be achieved by building 'Open Data' platforms, but what about leap frogging - why not go even further to build 'Open Insights', and even 'Open Decisions', bridging the gap between Data science and Action, as a means of making even more accessible for anyone the ability to act and address some of the major societal problems humanity is facing, thanks to the power of data.