Jeanne Holm


Data Mining for Good: How Linked Data is Transforming Cities

The rapidly increasing release of open data from local and national governments around the world provides an opportunity to understand social, economic, and environmental issues within and among cities and countries. From virtualizing and mapping city services against demographics to identifying innovative companies and sectors as they emerge, linked data is creating both economic value for cities and helping those cities deliver better services to all citizens. From Ghana to the U.S. to India, learn how linked data allows insights across the globe for civic innovation.


Jeanne Holm is the Chief Knowledge Architect at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, driving innovation through social media, virtual worlds, gaming, and collaborative systems, including the award-winning NASA public portal ( and pioneering knowledge architectures within the US Department of Defense. She is also the CIO and Director for Education for World Peace One, a charity that promotes peace and social justice through education and music. As the former Evangelist for Data.Gov (an open government flagship project for the White House managed by GSA), Jeanne Holm led collaboration and built communities with the public, educators, developers, and international and state governments in using open government data.  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 innovation, open data, information systems, and knowledge management.

Jeanne is a graduate of Claremont Graduate University and UCLA, where she is an instructor in knowledge management, big data, and civic innovation. She has worked at Disney, in television and radio, and co-founder of 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, a Top 50 Women in Tech, three Webby’s from The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, three best practice awards from the APQC, and led NASA to an unprecedented four global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) awards.

Chief Information Officer at World Peace One