Experts in the U.S. state of New Jersey believe that the conception of data sources and the resultant deluge of digital data is affecting all sectors of industry, academia and society. Underlying obstacles with the collection, management and analysis of troves of data sets permeate many industry sectors in New Jersey.
Last week saw a conglomerate of academia, government officials and industry spearheads come together to set up a silo for the massive amounts of data collected through sensor cameras, weather data, the Internet, social media and a variety of other sources, throughout the state.
According to Courier Post, Governor Chris Christie officially signed a bill that recognizes the New Jersey Big Data Alliance as the state’s advanced cyber-infrastructure consortium. providing NJBDA legitimacy in the eyes of industry, informed Margaret Brennan-Tonetta, the associate vice president for economic development at Rutgers University.
“The NJBDA will increase public and private access to advanced cyber-infrastructure, increase the ability of member institutions to secure federal funding and enhance the state’s competitiveness to attract and retain industry,” she added.
“New Jersey is open for innovation,” said outgoing Assemblyman and Deputy Speaker Upendra Chivukula. “The legislation is a big step in strengthening New Jersey’s hand in attracting investment, retaining high-tech jobs and creating real economic growth. I look forward to finding ways to capitalize on this opportunity in my new position at the BPU.”
More information about the NJBDA can be found here.
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