Kevin Merritt
Founder & CEO, Socrata

Kevin Merritt is the founder and CEO of Socrata, the leader in cloud-based solutions for open data and data-driven government, helping public sector institutions achieve meaningful social and economic impact by making data discoverable, usable and actionable. Kevin serves as an industry advisor to the U.S. Department of Commerce Data Advisory Council and as a board director to the Data Coalition. Kevin founded Socrata because he recognized that the massive troves of public sector data could be put to good use to improve people’s everyday lives, while simultaneously improving the design and delivery of effective government programs.