Meet the Judges

Contest #3 Judges

Open Data by Design

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Peter Tseronis

Pete is the Chief Technology Officer of the Department of Energy. As CTO, he supports federal mission objectives by providing strategic direction and vision for IT for the Department of Energy. Pete is establishing a formal, sustainable federal technology deployment program to bring innovative solutions such as cloud computing, wireless, and mobility solutions into the government IT portfolio. To accomplish this, Pete brokers alliances between the public and private sectors to ensure that the DOE has access to the most promising innovations and world class resources.

In 2011, Pete developed and launched a highly successful series of Innovation and Technology Summits. In addition, he leads multiple enterprise programs to investigate and plan the deployment of services across the DOE including activities focused on citizen engagement.

As a recognized thought leader and agent of transformation for government IT, Pete has been asked to lead numerous federal initiatives to mature Federal IT Infrastructure such as Federal Cloud First Task Force, the deployment and enhancements to, and chairing the Federal IPv6 Task Force.

Pete has been recognized and won numerous awards over his 20 year federal career. He is a three time recipient of Federal Computer Week’s Federal 100 Award and winner of the 2012 GTRA GOVTek “Government Innovator of the Year” award.

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Katy Börner

KATY BÖRNER is the Victor H. Yngve Professor of Information Science at the Department of Information and Library Science at the School of Informatics and Computing, Adjunct Professor at the Department of Statistics in the College of Arts and Sciences, Core Faculty of Cognitive Science, Research Affiliate of the Biocomplexity Institute, Fellow of the Center for Research on Learning and Technology, Member of the Advanced Visualization Laboratory, and Founding Director of the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center ( at Indiana University.

She holds a Visiting Professor appointment the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), The Netherlands since Jan 2012. She was a Visiting Professor at the National Institutes of Health (July 2010) and the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH), Switzerland (June 2011). She is a curator of the Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit (

Her research focuses on the development of data analysis and visualization techniques for information access, understanding, and management. She is particularly interested in the study of the structure and evolution of scientific disciplines; the analysis and visualization of online activity; and the development of cyberinfrastructures for large scale scientific collaboration and computation. She is the co-editor of the books ‘Visual Interfaces to Digital Libraries’ (2003) and ‘Modeling Science Dynamics’ (2012), ‘VIVO: A Semantic Approach to Scholarly Networking and Discovery’ (2012), and of a special PNAS issue on ‘Mapping Knowledge Domains’ (2004). Her book ‘Atlas of Science: Visualizing What We Know’ by MIT Press was published in 2010 and won the ASIS&T best Information Science book award in 2011. She holds a MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Technology in Leipzig, 1991 and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Kaiserslautern, 1997.

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Cameron Brooks

Cameron leads Tolerable Planet Enterprises, a strategic consulting firm that provides a unique combination of regulatory engagement, business development and policy strategy to drive opportunities in the new energy economy. He is a Co-Founder of Mission:Data, which advocates for customer-friendly data access policies throughout the country in order to deliver benefits for consumers and enable an innovative, vibrant market for energy management services.

Cameron is a seasoned executive who has held senior positions in smart grid, renewable energy, and energy efficiency firms and nonprofits. Previously, he was Vice President of Policy for Tendril, a leading consumer smart grid technology company based in Boulder. Tendril was a leader in advancing open data policies before the US Congress, Department of Energy, White House, FCC, FERC and both federal and state agencies. Cameron structured development partnerships for renewable energy credits and carbon offsets at Renewable Choice Energy and led investment outreach programs for the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA). Cameron’s earlier experience spans a wide range of environmental, green building and media roles. In Telluride, Colorado, he founded an energy efficiency and green building consulting group; served as Assistant Director of Mountainfilm, the premier mountaineering, adventure and environmental film festival; and was the first Executive Director of Sheep Mountain Alliance, a regional environmental advocacy organization.

Cameron is a graduate of Yale University and holds an MBA from Cornell University. He and his family live in Boulder, Colorado.

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Kelly Lovelace

Kelly has over 15 years of communications experience in government, business-to-business, non-profit, and consumer marketing and graphic design positions. She currently serves as the Director of Marketing and Communications for Open Technology Group, a small business that provides information technology services to government clients. In this role, she leads the development and implementation of branding, marketing, and communications strategies that promote consistent messaging, increase awareness, and drive business development.

Before joining Open Technology Group, Kelly gained diverse cross-industry experience as an independent marketing and design consultant for a number of public- and private-sector clients. She has designed pieces that span the spectrum from corporate infographics to trade show and event displays to retail product packaging.

Kelly holds a Bachelor of Professional Studies degree in Media Management from the University of Memphis.

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Martin Rosenberg

Martin Rosenberg is editor-in-chief of EnergyBiz, a national publication covering the energy industry that circulates to more than 25,000 senior executives and managers of the electric and natural gas industry, energy experts, analysts and regulators.

The magazine has received Eddie Award gold medals as the best publication covering the “energy/utilities/engineering” sectors in 2005-2008, 2010 and 2012.

Martin Rosenberg has written extensively about energy, technology, finance and international business. His freelance work has appeared in the New York Times, Seattle Times, Japan Times and other publications. He and previously was editor-in-chief of Utility Business, a monthly publication that won numerous journalism awards.

He was a business writer at the Kansas City Star from 1985-1998 and worked for newspapers in Oregon. He was a Fulbright Fellow to Japan, where he studied economics, and received a grant from the German Marshall Fund of the United States to study international agricultural issues.

He is a graduate of Reed College and holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He and his wife, Matilda, reside in Kansas City and have three children.

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Adrian Tuck

Adrian Tuck is Chief Executive Officer of Tendril, Inc. He has more than 20 years of executive management and leadership experience in a variety of high-tech fields. As CEO, he is responsible for driving Tendril’s strategic direction and has built a solid customer base, a world-class internal team and a strong set of partnerships and investors for the company. Prior to joining Tendril, Adrian served as both interim CEO and executive vice president of Ember Corporation, a leading semiconductor provider to the smart grid, where he guided the company’s market strategy through its critical early-growth stage. As an early pioneer of the “Internet of things” market, Adrian was instrumental in the development of the ZigBee standard and served as the vice-chair of the ZigBee Alliance for a number of years.

Adrian has received numerous industry accolades, including: the 2011 GridWeek Award for Outstanding Leadership in Advancing the Smart Grid; inclusion on The Networked Grid 100: Movers and Shakers of the Smart Grid; being named Entrepreneur of the Year alongside Tendril co-founder and CIO Tim Enwall at the ESPRIT Entrepreneur 2011 Awards; and receiving the 2011 Colorado Cleantech Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association.

Adrian sits on the board of the GridWise Alliance, as well as the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder. Adrian received his education at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, the British Army’s prestigious officer training academy.

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