Jeanne Holm

Senior Technology Advisor to the Mayor/Deputy Chief Information Officer and Assistant General Manager

City of Los Angeles


Jeanne Holm works at the cross-section of innovation, open data, and education. She is the Deputy CIO of the City of Los Angeles, working on issues ranging from homelessness to predictive analytics. As a senior consultant with the World Bank, she worked with governments throughout the world to build robust open data ecosystems and ensure transparency. She was the Evangelist for Data.Gov for the U.S. White House, leading collaboration and building communities with the public, educators, developers, and international and state governments in using open government data. She was the Chief Knowledge Architect at NASA/JPL, driving innovation through social media, virtual worlds, gaming, and collaborative systems, including the award-winning NASA public portal ( She is a Fellow of the United Nations International Academy of Astronautics and Distinguished Instructor at UCLA, leads several high-tech startups, 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. Publications: Specialties: Building advanced data and knowledge architectures, using data science to break through intractable social problems, creating robust open data ecosystems, system design and integration, knowledge management practices and systems, instructional design and delivery, and inter-organizational collaboration.