Tyrone Grandison to Leave Commerce Deputy Chief Data Officer Post

Commerce-DepartmentTyrone Grandison will depart his role as the deputy chief data officer of the Commerce Department on Aug. 5 after more than a year in the position.

Grandison wrote in a blog post for Medium published Friday his personal highlights at the department included work to launch of a data startup, approval for the use of platforms such as Github and Amazon Web Services, introduction of agile development to the agency and the development of a new data education agenda.

Prior to the Commerce Department, Grandison’s career in the private sector included roles such as CEO at Proficiency Labs International, managing partner at METIS, chief technology officer and co-founder of EqualityTV, co-founder of Hipaantrepeneurs and program manager of core healthcare services at IBM Services Research.

He also served as a programmer at Scotiabank, software engineer at DataSoft Systems Ja ltd. and programmer at Systems Alliance Ja Ltd.

Grandison was also an adjunct professor at the University of Technology, presidential innovation fellow at the White House and Labor Department and founding co-chair of the Diversity in Privacy and Security Seminar series.

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