Teradata and other technology firms will make presentations to government agency staff members, the Recovery Board, congressional committees and various media outlets on July 10th, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Microsoft's Innovation and Policy Center, 901 K St NW, 11th floor, Washington D.C. The event, known as DATA Act Demo Day, is sponsored by The Data Transparency Coalition, the only group unifying the technology industry in support of federal data reform. Technology can do a great deal of good, economically and socially, say participants and supporters of DATA Act Demo Day activities. "Government agencies are among the world's largest creators and consumers of data, and the time is quickly coming when their performance will be linked to how well they manage and leverage their data to better serve Americans," said Tim Day, vice president of Public Affairs for Teradata. "The DATA Act will accelerate the government's ability to meet this important milestone through data management at the federal level – while providing important benefits to American citizens who desire more government transparency and a more judicious use of public funds." A dramatic example of government using data strategically is found in the state of Michigan. Since 1996, Michigan has expanded its core Teradata data warehouse to reduce health care costs and a drive a 25 percent reduction in administrative costs. It has also helped the state in many other smart ways, increasing the high-dollar recoveries for Medicaid fraud, moving from "last to first" in child immunization rates, while identifying more than 70 million dollars in fraudulent child care. A report for the state said that the financial return on their Teradata investment is $1 million every day. "Imagine these million-dollar benefits achieved by Michigan – taken to the highest level – at the billion-dollar scale of the federal government," Day said. "However, our first step is to get the DATA Act signed into law – soon. The rise of big data could soon overwhelm many federal decision-makers at every level. It's time to turn chaos into clarity."