WHY DOES DATA INTEROPERABILITY MATTER?
One-off approaches to data carry hidden costs felt by people and the organizations who are impacted by such data. Most people lack agency when it comes to the data generated about them. Many organizations lack access to the data within their own firewalls. The value of the insights gained from such data is limited because the real potential of such datasets is unknowable.
HOW DOES DISC HELP?
Open approaches to data interoperability, such as the Experience API (xAPI), find rapid adoption across governments, militaries, enterprises and higher education institutions. The world is increasingly shaped by data and algorithms. Therefore, it is critical that common, clean approaches to working with data are resilient, meet market needs and support growth. This requires a diverse community of vendors, customers and practitioners to work together and exchange at a shared table. The Data Interoperability Standards Consortium (DISC) sets the table for people who create, sell and purchase data products and services to address their shared needs.