Jeanne Is Data Chief

Jeanne Holm, Club Member, is City’s new Chief Data Officer.

Jeanne Holm

Jeanne Holm, a high-profile leader in open data, education, community-building and civic innovation, was named LA’s new Chief Data Officer (CDO) this spring.

Before the promotion, Holm held two titles with ITA — Deputy Chief Information Officer and Assistant General Manager.

Jeanne is a Club Member. We featured her and her ITA team in March 2019 as part of our story on the innovative Shake Alert LA earthquake warning app.

She describes her new responsibilities this way: “Create innovative, data-driven solutions for the City to use in managing public health and safety, focusing on equity, improving digital inclusion, improving City services, and ensuring businesses and residents have the data they need. Lead public-private partnerships to bring more Internet connectivity and digital literacy to all neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Partner with cities globally in using advanced technologies and data to focus on shared issues like air quality.”

Holm has been affiliated for almost 20 years as a symposium chair and as a fellow in the United Nations’ International Academy of Astronautics. She led the federal government’s national and international collaboration on open data, a role in which she reported to the federal chief information officer and chief technology officer in the Executive Office of the President. She also previously served as chief knowledge architect for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); as an open data senior consultant for the World Bank Group; and as an adviser to the UN’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network. She is a distinguished instructor at UCLA and has been a guest lecturer at Pepperdine University.

In her last ITA Weekly Digest newsletter as editor, she wrote: “It’s truly been an honor working in ITA and helping keep everyone up to date on the news each week. Thanks for all that you do, for the amazing work you’ve done during this crisis, and for being such great collaborators.”

The City’s CDO position was created in March 2016.

Congratulations, Jeanne!