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Oliver Wise

Chief Data Officer and Acting Under Secretary for Economic Affairs
Oliver Wise

Oliver Wise is Chief Data Officer and Acting Under Secretary for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Department of Commerce, “America’s Data Agency.” In this position, Wise is responsible for leading the Commerce Department's data strategy, providing policy direction and oversight to the Bureau of Economic Analysis and Census Bureau, and advancing capacity for evidence-based decision-making.

Wise 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.

Wise’s work has been recognized with awards from the American Society of Public Administration, Bloomberg Philanthropies, CDO Magazine, the International City/County Managers Association, Government Technology Magazine, FedScoop, and Harvard University.

Earlier in his career, Wise was a policy analyst for the RAND Corporation and the Citizens Budget Commission of New York City. He is also a co-founder of the Santorini-based Atlantis Books.  He holds an MPA from New York University and a BA from Tufts University and is most proud of his incredible family.