Greg Elin

Chief Data Officer
Federal Communications Commission

Mr. Elin will be speaking on the Cost Take Out Panel during GOSCON DC 2011 at the Innovation Nation Forum.

Greg Elin is the Federal Communication Commission's Chief Data Officer where his role is to turn data into an asset for daily use. As part of the agency's Data Innovation Initiative, he launched the FCC's first web service APIs and hosted the agency's first Open Developer Day in November 2010.

Previous to the FCC, he worked with United Cerebral Palsy as their Chief Technology Officer exploring the opportunities of a technology-fueled future for extreme users; was at the Sunlight Foundation in various roles, including Chief Evangelist and creating the Sunlight Labs; created Fotonotes, an open source Web-based image annotation tool that has been widely adopted and copied and led to a consultancy with Naval Research Laboratory.

Mr. Elin's Bachelors in Communication from the University of Pennsylvania and Masters from New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program provides him a background in Media and Telecommunications policy. His enterprise experience includes two years working on broadband and video dialtone at NYNEX's internal New Media Lab and several years consulting with NYU's Telecommunications IT group.