Dr. Kirk Borne is the Principal Data Scientist for NextGen Analytics and Data Science in the Strategic Innovation Group at Booz Allen Hamilton. He previously spent 12 years as Professor of Astrophysics and Computational Science at George Mason University where he taught and advised students in the graduate Computational Informatics and undergraduate Data Science programs. Before that, he worked 18 years on various NASA contracts, as research scientist, as program manager on large space science data systems projects, and as Project Scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope science data archive. He has been consultant and adviser to numerous agencies and firms, focusing on the use of data for discovery, decision support, and innovation across many different domains and industries. He is an active data science contributor on social media, where he is an advocate of data literacy for all and has been named consistently among the top worldwide influencers in big data and data science since 2013. Follow him on Twitter at @KirkDBorne.