Dr. Tyrone W A Grandison is currently the Deputy Chief Data Officer at the US Department of Commerce. Formerly, he was a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow (2014-15) working with the US Department of Labor and the US CENSUS Bureau. He is also the CEO of Proficiency Labs International, which specializes in supporting organizations design, build and evaluate privacy and security solutions for their systems. He is one of the managing partners of METIS, Inc. – a services company that specializes in solving organizational problems. He co-founded woyhd.org, a service to help consumers determine the privacy awareness of mobile healthcare apps. He is the co-founder of Hipaentrepeneurs, the Diversity in Privacy and Security Seminar (Di-PaSS) series, and Equality TV, and a founding partner of Wonder Women Hacks and Hacks for Humanity. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology in Kingston, Jamaica. Dr. Grandison’s career started as a software engineer in Jamaica. He received a B.S. degree in Computer Studies (Computer Science and Economics) from the University of the West Indies in 1997, a M.S. degree in Software Engineering in 1998 and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine in London (2003). Grandison is an IBM Master Inventor, a Distinguished Engineer of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Fellow of the British Computer Society (BCS), a Fellow of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), has been recognized Pioneer of the Year in 2009 by the National Society of Black Engineers, and received the IEEE Technical Achievement Award in 2010 for “pioneering contributions to Secure and Private Data Management,’ among his many lists of awards. He has authored over a 100 technical papers, co-invented over 47 patents, and written several books, including Practical Privacy Protection Online for Free and Trust Management Middleware for Internet Applications: Combining Trust, Recommendation, Risk and Experience.