Dave Spirk served as the Department of Defense’s (DOD) first Chief Data Officer (CDO). In this role he stood up the DoD’s Data Office. With the warfighter as its central focus, this office strengthened data governance and produced clarity to the data-driven workforce across the Department. Furthermore, as the CDO Dave established the DoD’s first Data Strategy and JADC2 Data Implementation Plan. Before becoming CDO Dave served in various intelligence capacities which included serving as the Deputy Director of Intelligence (J2) for Operations and multiple deployments throughout USCENTCOM and USSOUTHCOM. Dave also is the co-founder of HoopWERX, a technology forward basketball training company. In his spare time he continues to grow his business and advises the Special Operations Warrior Golf Foundation.