Denice R.

United States


Optimistic, forward-thinking professional who knows firsthand the power of open data to build trust, improve governance, engage citizens, and move the needle on high-stakes challenges. Dedicated to helping communities, organizations, and governments rethink complex issues and capitalize on emerging opportunities in areas such as climate change, community resilience, and criminal justice. Nationally recognized speaker, author, and influencer with 20+ years of experience in human-centered design, including 15+ years democratizing data. Proven ability to inspire innovations by building on organizational strengths and activating latent talent. A few accomplishments: • Co-founded the White House Police Data Initiative, enabling local police departments to use open data as a means of building community trust in the wake of Ferguson. • Advised administration and local leaders on the role of data transparency and innovation to lift communities out of crisis, including Flint, Baton Rouge, Baltimore, and Detroit. • Pioneered the city of New Orleans’ open data initiative, now recognized as one of the most successful programs of its kind in the United States. • Created the most comprehensive and trusted source of information about New Orleans neighborhoods and the Katrina recovery, with 100K visitors each year spanning from neighborhood associations to the international media.


  • data management
  • police
  • community
  • associations
  • civil society
  • united states
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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