Houston is a city constantly looking forward – where dreamers do not just dream, they do. From the construction of the Houston Ship Channel and putting a man on the moon, to the innovators of today whose daily breakthroughs are revolutionizing health care and changing the way we think about energy, Houstonians have always pushed forward the boundaries of possible and are on the cusp of doing so once again.
Our community's next 'big idea' is to create a data science institute in Houston that a task force of Houstonians working with The University of Texas System brought to the table. Houston has the intellectual power and the collaborative mindset necessary to launch this hub to study "Big Data" and help lead the next revolution in healthcare, energy and education.
Much work remains to be done, but the first step is to study the recommendations from the task force as a community and develop a consensus-based plan for moving forward.