Chief Data Officer, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Kirsten Dalboe, the first Chief Data Officer at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, is a data trailblazer with a passion for establishing effective data governance structures that set agency-wide data guidance, policies, best practices, and priorities to successfully deliver data products and capabilities. Kirsten got her Bachelors of Science in Engineering from Tufts University (with a specialty in Civil Engineering) and her Masters of Science in Technology Management from George Mason University.
Before coming to FERC, Kirsten was the Director of Data Operations at the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General, leading the build out of the cloud-based Integrated Data Platform and delivered its award-winning Enterprise Dashboard. Before HHS OIG, she was the Chief Data Architect and Director of Enterprise Data Management at the Department of Homeland Security and served as the Program Manager for the DHS MGMT Cube – a 2015 ACT-IAC Igniting Innovation finalist – a data and analytics program bringing together mission support data across the department.
Early in her career she worked for a few of the top IT consulting firms in the DC area building skills across the software delivery, data management, and data engineering fields. Kirsten is a native of the DC area, plays the violin in her spare time, and is the mom to triplet boys.