Tom Beach is Chief Data Strategist and Portfolio Manager of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patents End to End (PE2E) and Patent Trial & Appeal Board End-to-End (PTAB) initiatives. In these roles, he serves as part adviser, part evangelist for improving data strategy and governance to drive business value as part technologist, and part developer of new data products. He also works to ensure that agency systems keep pace with private sector technology to provide effective and modern IT for patent application examination Beach’s USPTO career spans a variety of key roles. He was the founder and portfolio manager of the Digital Service & Big Data (DSBD) initiative, which worked to unleash and unlock the value of patent and trademark data through data science and machine learning to ensure that patents and trademarks are of the highest quality. Currently, Tom is serving as a Working Group Lead on Enterprise Data Governance for the Federal Data Strategy laid out a new Cross- Agency Priority (CAP) Goal: Leveraging Data as a Strategic Asset of part of the President’s Management Agenda. He also served as a senior advisor in the Office of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property, working to advance the USPTO’s mission of delivering timely and quality patents and trademarks. Tom served as USPTO’s lead on Cancer Moonshot Task Force Data Working Group incentivizing external teams to exploit patent data in novel ways through challenge that enhanced our understanding of the links between cancer research, invention, and commercialized therapies. As a patent examiner and supervisor, he covered Offshore Oil & Gas Technologies and Business Methods (Fixed Income & Stock Trading and Portfolio Management). A graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Engineering, Tom received his Master’s Degree from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. He has been a guest speaker at the White House Open Data Summit, Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech, and the Harvard Business School. Most recently, Tom was nominated for FedScoop Top 50 Federal Leaders of 2018 and appeared on Government Matters – Tech Leadership Series.