Deputy CIO and Assistant General Manager, City of Los Angeles
9:20 AM FA-100
As a leader in open data, education, community-building, and civic innovation, Jeanne Holm empowers people to discover new knowledge and collaborate to improve life on Earth and beyond. From astronauts in orbit to rural villagers in Uganda, billions of people use her systems to find the data, information, and knowledge they need to make better decisions every day. Jeanne is the Deputy CIO and Assistant General Manager for the City of Los Angeles, where her team empowers Angelenos and City officials with technology to connect, collaborate, and inform. She is also the CIO and Director for Education for World Peace One, a charity that promotes peace and social justice through education and music. As a senior consultant with the World Bank, she empowers governments and civil society to use open data to increase prosperity and civic good. As the former Evangelist for Data.Gov (for the White House), Jeanne led collaboration and built communities with the public, educators, developers, and governments in using open government data. She also served as the Chief Knowledge Architect at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology. She is a Distinguished Instructor at UCLA, teaching courses in knowledge management, big data, and civic innovation. She is a Fellow of the United Nations International Academy of Astronautics, co-Chair of the Africa Open Data community, and has more than 130 publications on innovation, open data, information systems, and knowledge management.