Jeanne Holm

Chief Information Officer, In Unison

Director, IU Education and Communities

Board of Directors

Jeanne Holm has extensive experience in education, innovation, and government service.  She has served as the Evangelist for Data.Gov (an open government flagship project for the White House), and built and led communities with the public, educators, developers, and international and state governments in using open government data. As the Digital Strategy Program Manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, she drove innovation through social media, virtual worlds, gaming, and collaborative systems, including the award-winning NASA public portal ( She has created pioneering knowledge architectures within the U.S. Department of Defense. She has been a consultant with the World Bank creating open data roadmaps in Russia, India, and Uganda. She is a Fellow of the United Nations International Academy of Astronautics, a Distinguished Instructor at UCLA, and Chair of the W3C eGovernment Group, and has more than 130 publications on technology, open data, civic innovation, and knowledge management.

Jeanne is a graduate of Claremont Graduate University and UCLA, where she is an instructor in the U.S. and China in big data, community transformation, knowledge management, and collaborative systems. She has worked at Disney, in television and radio, and helped to found several technology and civic start ups. She has been awarded numerous honors, including the NASA Exceptional Service Medal for leadership (twice), Distinguished Instructor of the Year at UCLA, a Fed 100, three Webby’s from The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, Top 50 Women in Tech, three best practice awards from the APQC, and led NASA to an unprecedented four global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) awards.