Oliver Wise is the Chief Data Officer at the U.S. Department of Commerce. In this position, he leads DoC’s data strategy, advancing capacity for evidence-based decision-making by implementing the Evidence Act and aligning and scaling the department’s data resources to better meet the needs of users. Wise describes his job is to “accelerate the value curve of Commerce data within the Department, the whole of government, and with the public nationwide.”
At the end of his first year in the CDO role, Wise’s team published a FY23 Action Plan (PDF) that aligns their priorities with elements of the Federal Data Strategy and Commerce’s FY22-26 Strategic Plan.
Wise previously was the founding director of the City of New Orleans Office of Performance and Accountability, the city’s first data analytics and performance management team. In the private sector, Wise served in product management and strategic roles at Tyler Technologies and Socrata. Earlier in his career, Wise was a policy analyst for the RAND Corporation and the Citizens Budget Commission of New York City.
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