How Data Can Help Create Better Communities.” In this video, taken at BayNet’s 2013 Annual Meeting, Dr. Reichental discussed that, in an era of government deficits, it’s comforting to note that there is an abundant surplus of data. But until recently, leveraging value from data beyond its initial creation and use has been difficult. Today, this picture is changing. A combination of new technologies and a more enlightened emerging leadership is finding innovative ways to put data to work. Beyond much desired transparency and accountability, making government data more easily accessible is creating a wave of valuable community applications. Dr. Reichental talked how information professionals can participate in this new data economy.