Robert King, US Department of Energy Chief Data Officer, Joins CDO Magazine Global Editorial Board

Robert King, US Department of Energy Chief Data Officer
Robert King, US Department of Energy Chief Data Officer

(US and Canada) We are pleased to welcome Robert King to CDO Magazine’s Global Editorial Board. King is an award-winning data, analytics, and systems executive with over 20 years of experience leading multi-disciplinary teams of data scientists, data engineers, analysts, and software developers. He was appointed as the Chief Data Officer (CDO) for the Department of Energy (DOE) in July 2023.

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Robert King, US Department of Energy Chief Data Officer

King also serves as the Vice Chair of the Federal Chief Data Officers Council. Prior to this position at DOE, he served as the Chief Data Officer and Associate Commissioner for the Office of Analytics and Improvements at the Social Security Administration (SSA). He came to DOE with a wealth of data management experience in both the public and private sectors.

While as the SSA CDO, and before that at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), King led enterprise-wide data management and governance strategies across multiple business intelligence, data stewardship, and advanced analytics programs. He has also led several agency-wide C-level executive steering committees at these agencies related to data management and governance maturation initiatives.

Prior to his public service career, King spent 10+ years in private industry as an IT systems architect, implementer, and integrator serving multiple Fortune 500 companies and cabinet-level agencies. During this time, he specialized in maturing software applications and integrating business processes across diverse functions to achieve strategic objectives for his customers.

King holds a bachelor's degree from Stockton University and a master's degree from the Naval Postgraduate School. His master's thesis, titled "DHS's Pursuit of Data-Driven Decision-Making," studied the alignment of technology to the culture, policies, processes, and human reward systems within a complex agency (DHS). He also holds multiple professional certifications, including PMP and ITIL.

When not involved in the throes of the data management and governance world, he enjoys finding ways to get physically active with his family, either through camping, fishing, and hiking or by coaching his daughter's sports teams and getting involved in Boy Scout activities with his son.

As global thought leaders, CDO Magazine’s Editorial Board of top executives share their expert opinions and innovations in data and analytics. The board ensures that we champion the best companies, leaders, and insights that accelerate our community’s success. Members may serve as editorial writers, reviewers, content developers, and conference speakers.

The CDO Magazine community welcomes Robert King to our growing Global Editorial Board membership.

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