Ed Kelly

Chief Data Officer, State of Texas

Ed Kelly has over 35 years’ experience in business and information technology. He currently serves as the Chief Data Officer for the State of Texas at the Department of Information Resources (DIR). In his role, he works with state agencies and institutions of higher education to collaboratively develop data policies, standards, and best practices to improve data governance and management statewide.

Ed is also responsible to seek out opportunities for data sharing across government agencies, to increase government transparency through the use of the Texas Open Data Portal and improve overall data management and analysis. Prior to joining DIR, he held positions with the Texas Department of Agriculture as Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and with the Texas Department of Public Safety as Chief Information Officer (CIO).

Additionally, Ed’s experience includes a variety of roles and responsibilities in the private sector at State Street Bank & Trust Company, Fidelity Investments, Dell Computer, Dell Financial Services, and Unisys Corporation.

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