Matthew Beckwith is a policy fellow at the Center for Data Innovation. Previously, Matt worked as an analyst in the White House Office of Presidential Correspondence. Prior to that, he worked as an intern at the White House, as well as a speechwriting and policy intern on the O'Malley for President 2016 campaign. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Boston College.
To unlock the benefits of data-driven innovation, policymakers should support publishing data the government already collects, collecting more data that can be put to valuable use, and encouraging industries to make better use of data.