Founder, The Data-Driven Institute
Dr. Tyrone W.A. Grandison uses the power of invention to create technologies that protect and improve the human experience. He is the Founder of The Data-Driven Institute, which is a public health non-profit that helps communities and businesses transform raw data into insights, products, policy, and application. He is well known for his inventions to secure patient data, improve text processing systems, enable smart cities, and increase the privacy and security of social networks.
Dr. Grandison is a 2018 Zhi-Xing Eisenhower Fellow. Dr. Grandison was the first-ever Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. Dr. Grandison also advises the Government of Jamaica on their Information Technology strategy – as a member of the National Information and Communications Technology Advisory Council (2016-18). He was the Deputy Chief Data Officer (dCDO) at the US Department of Commerce (2015-16), where he co-founded the Commerce Data Service – a data startup within the Department that supported its twelve bureaus – and led the successful rollout of its first 15 products. He was also a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow (2014-15) working with the US Department of Labor and the US CENSUS Bureau on their data and API (application programming interface) initiatives.
Dr. Grandison currently holds 27 patents.