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4th International Open Data Conference
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Jeff Chen

U.S. Department of Commerce
Chief Data Scientist
Biography: Jeff Chen is the Chief Data Scientist of the U.S. Department of Commerce and lead of the Commerce Data Service, a new team focused on evolving the role of data science and engineering in government. Throughout his career, he has led wide ranging initiatives across 40+ domains, ranging from emergency services to international public health to legal affairs to trade economics.  His work in predictive modeling has driven operational interventions across government and industry as well as grow technical capacity in areas where it did not previously exist. He has previously worked with the White House and NASA on data for climate issues, led data science initiatives at the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) and the NYC Mayor's Office, and advised on major economic and international development pursuits in private sector.