Tyrone Grandison

Vice President, Data

Dr. Tyrone Grandison brings decades of experience in data and software engineering, security, and privacy to help you—our customers, clients, and partners—unlock new possibilities for data everyday.

Before joining as U.Group’s Vice President, Data, Tyrone served as Executive Director of The Data-Driven Institute, a public health non-profit that helps policymakers use data and technology to create more effective programs and policies. Devoted to using data for good, Tyrone now helps U.Group’s federal and commercial customers leverage data to impact their organizations, operations, and communities.

To create solutions for federal clients, Tyrone draws on his deep public sector experience. As the Deputy Chief Data Officer for the U.S. Department of Commerce, he co-founded the Commerce Data Service—a data startup within the Department that supports its 12 bureaus—and led the successful rollout of its first 15 products. Tyrone was also a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow, working with the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Census Bureau on their data and API initiatives.

Tyrone is an active member of several professional communities—serving as a Commissioner for the Seattle Human Rights Commision, a Zhi-Xing China Eisenhower Fellow, an AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador, a member of the first cohort of the New Voices in Sciences, Engineering and Medicine from the National Academies, and in various leadership capacities on STEM education and diversity initiatives.

His impressive background and internationally-recognized accomplishments in data security and privacy speaks for themselves—but it’s Tyrone passion for using data to impact society and government that makes him a one-of-a-kind partner to our clients and a major force in the evolving world of complex data analysis and machine learning.

Tyrone earned a BS in Computer Studies from the University of the West Indies, a MS in Software Engineering, and a PhD in Computer Science from the Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine.

The responsible use of data enables things once thought impossible. Maximizing the good that can be delivered from data is why I wake up in the morning and what drives me.

— Tyrone Grandison