Ian Kalin was selected as a Presidential Innovation Fellow for Project OpenData as part of the new White House Presidential Innovation Fellows program. The program pairs top innovators from the private sector, nonprofits, and academia with top innovators in government to collaborate on solutions that aim to deliver significant results in six months.
The Open Data Initiatives program aims to “liberate” government data and voluntarily-contributed corporate data to fuel entrepreneurship, improve the lives of Americans in many tangible ways, and create jobs.
This is one in a series introducing 18 Fellows working on five initiatives that are part of the White House Presidential Innovation Fellows program.
Kalin is passionate about energy and empowering people through data.
He started his professional career as a Counter-Terrorism Officer for the US Navy, later serving as a Nuclear Engineer onboard the USS Ronald Reagan. After leaving the Navy, Ian joined a rising company called PowerAdvocate, which delivers market intelligence solutions to the electric and gas sectors.
Kalin’s entrepreneurial work led to significant cost savings for utility companies and their customers. He has a BS in International Politics from Georgetown and a MA in Engineering Management from Old Dominion.
Kalin lives in San Francisco with his wife, Amanda, and is a musician in his spare time.