Dr. Kirk Borne is the Principal Data Scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton (since 2015). He supports the Strategic Innovation Group in the area of NextGen Analytics and Data Science. He previously spent 12 years as Professor at George Mason University in the graduate (Ph.D.) Computational Science and Informatics program and undergraduate (B.S.) Computational Data Sciences program. Before that, he worked 18 years on various NASA contracts — as research scientist, as a manager on a large science data system contract, and as the Hubble Telescope Data Archive Project Scientist. His PhD is in Astronomy from Caltech. He has applied his expertise in science and large data systems as a consultant and advisor to numerous agencies and firms, focusing on the use of data for discovery, decision support, and innovation across many different domains and industries. He is also a blogger (rocketdatascience.org) and actively promotes data literacy for everyone by disseminating information related to data science and analytics on social media, where he has been named consistently since 2013 among the top worldwide influencers in big data and data science. Follow him on Twitter at @KirkDBorne.