Using Data to Improve Equity

Data Science Coast to Coast


Jeanne Holm

Deputy Mayor for Budget and Innovation, City of Los Angeles

Jeanne Holm is now the Deputy Mayor for Budget and Innovation for the City of Los Angeles (having recently been promoted from Chief Data Officer and Mayor's Senior Tech Advisor), working on issues ranging from homelessness to digital equity technology innovation, data and analytics, and public-private partnerships. She is a Fellow of the United Nations International Academy of Astronautics, a Distinguished Instructor at UCLA, leads several startups on education and social justice, and has more than 130 publications on information systems, knowledge management, and innovation. Her research and courses focus on data science, knowledge management, and civic innovation. Her honors include the NASA Exceptional Service Medal for leadership (twice), top 50 Women in Tech, NASA Achievement Award for her work on the Galileo and Voyager spacecraft, three Webby’s from The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and she led NASA to an unprecedented three global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) awards. As a senior consultant with the World Bank, she worked with governments throughout the world to build robust open data ecosystems and ensure transparency. As a proponent for open data for the US White House under President Obama, she led collaboration and built communities with the public, educators, developers, and international and state governments, using open government data on She has also previously been the Chief Knowledge Architect at NASA, driving innovation through social media, virtual worlds, gaming, and collaborative systems, including the award-winning NASA public portal (