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Mark Headd

Mark is the former Chief Data Officer for the City of Philadelphia, serving as one of the first municipal chief data officers in the United States. He also served as Director of Government Relations at Code for America, and as Director of the State of Delaware Government Information Center. Self-taught in software development, he holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and is a former adjunct instructor at the University of Delaware’s Institute for Public Administration. While serving in the General Service Administration’s Technology Transformation Services (TTS), he helped pioneer 18F’s work with state and local governments, and helped establish 18F’s National Security and Intelligence Portfolio, serving as its first Director. He also led customer success efforts for TTS’ cloud platform, which supports over 30 critical federal agency systems.