ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- U.Group is thrilled to announce the addition of Dr. Tyrone Grandison who has joined the team as Vice President, Data. The Advanced Technology and Creative Design company formed by joining IT innovator ByteCubed and creative agency CHIEF, will look to Dr. Grandison to lead this pivotal part of its customer-centric business model.
"U.Group is leveraging data and technology to make impact at scale. The team here knows how to handle data—cutting through the clutter to uncover what's necessary and what's real. They're passionate, thoughtful, and smart—plus it's a high-trust, high-empathy, results-oriented environment, which I love," said Dr. Grandison.
As U.Group's Vice President, Data, Dr. Grandison will draw upon his 26 years of experience in data and software engineering, security, and privacy to help the company's federal and commercial customers use data to solve their most complex challenges. He joins the team after having most recently served as Executive Director of The Data-Driven Institute, a public health non-profit that helps policymakers use technology to create more effective programs and policies.
Dr. Grandison also brings deep public sector experience to the role. While Deputy Chief Data Officer at the U.S. Department of Commerce, he co-founded a data startup within the Agency and led the successful rollout of its first 15 products. As a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow he worked with the U.S. Department of Labor and the Census Bureau to advance their API initiatives.
"We couldn't be more excited to have Tyrone onboard leading this critical element of U.Group's business," said CEO Lena Trudeau. "While he's widely recognized for his work in data security and privacy, it's Tyrone's passion for using data to impact society that will help us bring deep empathy and social consciousness to the way our team, and our customers, approach analytics."
U.Group is an Advanced Technology and Creative Design company launched in 2019 after combining the data and domain expertise of ByteCubed with the world-class creative of CHIEF. Together under a new brand and market position, U.Group's team of 280+ changemakers are using data science, engineering, and ingenuity to develop deep understanding of our clients' most pressing challenges, and powerful solutions for confronting them. Working collaboratively out of offices in Arlington, VA, Washington, DC, Portland, OR, and in the heart of the action at client sites—U.Group is committed to using customer-centric innovation to create new opportunity in the public and private sectors. To learn more, visit www.U.group.