2018 Fed 100

Federal 100: Todd Simpson

Name: Todd Simpson
Title: CIO
Agency: Food and Drug Administration

Data wrangling at scale. Simpson recognized that the exponential growth in data at the FDA required an enterprise-level solution, especially since timely analysis could mean the difference between life and death. He led the creation of the Enterprise Business Intelligence Center of Excellence to overcome a decentralized structure that resulted in unnecessary data duplication and a lack of knowledge about how to use various tools to their fullest potential. Simpson's focus on bringing modern technology and collaborative processes to the FDA is saving time, money and effort while accelerating the adoption of new capabilities and processes.

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