Senior Tech Advisor and Chief Data Officer,
City of Los Angeles
Jeanne Holm works at the cross-section of civic innovation, open data, and education. She is the Deputy CIO and Mayor’s Senior Tech Advisor at the City of Los Angeles, working on issues ranging from homelessness to digital equity technology innovation, data and analytics, and public-private partnerships. As a senior consultant with the World Bank, she worked with governments throughout the world to build robust open data ecosystems and ensure transparency. She was the Evangelist for open data for the U.S. White House, leading collaboration and building communities on Data.gov with the public, educators, developers, and international and state governments in using open government data. She was the Chief Knowledge Architect at NASA, driving innovation through social media, virtual worlds, gaming, and collaborative systems, including the award-winning NASA public portal (www.nasa.gov). She is a Fellow of the United Nations International Academy of Astronautics and Distinguished Instructor at UCLA, leads several startups on education and social justice, and has more than 130 publications on information systems, knowledge management, and innovation.
Her research and courses focus on data science, knowledge management, and civic innovation. Her honors include the NASA Exceptional Service Medal for leadership (twice), top 50 Women in Tech, NASA Achievement Award for her work on the Galileo and Voyager spacecraft, three Webby’s from The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and she led NASA to an unprecedented three global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) awards.