The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which analyst John Reeves and advisor David Meier discuss topics across the investing world.

Dave has been researching a big trend recently, and he shares his findings in this video. The big trend is data, and Dave talks about several companies that should do well in this area. The video concludes with a discussion about what is necessary for success in this space.

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