Despite data being one of the greatest assets at the disposal of governments, it is also one of the most underutilised. For long, governments, both at a state and federal level, have been sitting on millions of bytes of data and spent tax dollars on products that are still perceived to be substandard. This may be set to change with the NSW Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation, The Hon Victor Dominello MP, announcing the launch of a “whole-of-government” data analytics centre to drive innovation in the State.