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Ian Kalin

Chief Data Officer
US Dept. of Commerce

Ian Kalin is passionate about empowering people with better information. He started his career in the U.S. Navy as a Counter-Terrorism Officer and later as a nuclear engineer. After the Navy, Ian was an executive at PowerAdvocate, where he supported over $30 billion of power plant and transmission line construction. He was later recruited by the White House as one of the first Presidential Innovation Fellows, supporting national open data policies and programs.  Ian then returned to the private sector supporting large organizations like Google and start-ups like Socrata in their efforts to help governments modernize their data and transparency programs.  Ian has received awards from the Harvard Kennedy School and the Department of Energy for his work on civic innovation.

Ian Kalin