Governments collect large amounts of data in order to manage a variety of public programs. Until recently however, there has been little effort to leverage this data beyond administering the program or service for which is collected. Governments at all levels, both in the U.S. and internationally, are in the early stages of leveraging data as a strategic asset to address pressing policy issues, improve efficiency, enhance service delivery, and ultimately improve people’s quality of life. Tyler will discuss some of the broad trends across government in the use of data and provide some specific examples where the State of Connecticut is using data to address the opioid epidemic, assist the business community, create a more equitable justice system, and others. In addition, Tyler will address some of the challenges governments face in using data; and how the public can benefit from increased access to open government data.