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Ron Thompson, Chief Data Officer (CDO) and Deputy Digital Transformation Officer, NASA

We are delighted to announce that Ron Thompson has joined the editorial board of CDO Magazine to help shape our position in the world of data.

Ron Thompson is NASA's Chief Data Officer (CDO) and Deputy Digital Transformation Officer. Thompson has 30 years of experience in the public and private sectors, where he was responsible for data design, innovation, engineering, operational management, and governance of complex IT solutions. He brings hands-on experience in organizational design and transformation to partnerships and creative problem solving.

Thompson served as Director of the Information Technology Division and Chief Information Officer of the US Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, charged with protecting agency data and providing IT services. He was responsible for innovative solutions and designs while maintaining systems for data capture, analysis, and dissemination.

Thompson is a fellow of the American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council.

He has an Executive Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management, both from the University of Maryland.