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4th International Open Data Conference
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Jeanne Holm

City of Los Angeles
Deputy Chief Information Officer
United States
Title proposal: 
  • A global marketplace for city data
  • Building Open Data Communities in Africa
Biography: 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 a senior consultant with the World Bank, where she empowers governments and civil society to use open data to increase prosperity and civic good.  She is the CIO and Director for Education for World Peace One, a charity that promotes peace and social justice through education and music. As the former Evangelist for Data.Gov (an open government flagship project for the White House), Jeanne led collaboration and built communities with the public, educators, developers, and governments in using open government data. She was the Chief Knowledge Architect at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, where she drove innovation through collaborative systems, knowledge sharing, and social platforms. She architected systems and managed teams from the award-winning NASA public portal to pioneering knowledge architectures within the U.S. Department of Defense.  She is a Distinguished Instructor at UCLA, teaching courses in knowledge management, big data, and civic innovation. She is a Fellow of the United NationsInternational 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.