One of the most fun things that I do for my job is serve on the Advisory Council for the Colorado Business Intelligence Center (pdf) that among other things runs the annual Go Code Colorado challenge which awards cash prizes to award winning business ideas and applications using public data.
Go Code Colorado kicks off on February 1, 2017 at Galvanize in Denver. This year the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office is seeking public input for how government data can create business insights. You can submit your idea online. You don’t need to have the answer or a plan to implement it, just an idea. Even if you are not in Colorado, many states are implementing plans to put more government data online. How would you use it to make businesses more successful? Please let us know.