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Ram Iyer
Leadership Role
Chief Data Officer - Office of Digital Transformation

Ram Iyer - ODT
Ram Iyer

As FDA’s Chief Data Officer, Ram C. Iyer spearheads the development and execution of the agency’s data modernization strategy, building robust central and federated functions that can be leveraged agency-wide for FDA’s mission-critical work.  The scope of FDA’s data modernization strategy ranges from data identification to making effective decisions with the available data.

Ram is a recognized data and technology professional with experience in the Pharma, Consulting, and Telecom industries as well as in international government organizations. His expertise includes Data and Decision Sciences, Digital and Technology Architecture, as well as Talent Development with a focus on building collaborative partnerships and ecosystems.

In his leadership roles, Ram has jumpstarted several data and analytics practices, including enterprise class platforms for reproducible research, model management, and visual analytics.  Additionally, Ram built a thriving network of data scientists, data analysts, visual storytellers, and agile specialists to tackle urgent and complex problems in the organization. 

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