Chief Data and Artificial Intelligence Officer, Department of the Air Force
Eileen Vidrine is a powerhouse in the field of data and artificial intelligence. Previously the Air Force’s chief data officer, she took over as CDAO in January. She is tasked with developing and implementing innovative strategies that optimize performance and drive innovation across all missions and operations.
Last year, Vidrine was among WashingtonExec’s Top Government Chief Data Officers to Watch, recognized for releasing the Department of the Air Force’s implementation plan for the Pentagon data strategy, along with the first-ever data governance certification initiative. She and her team also spearheaded several other initiatives, including launching a quarterly datathon series and a monthly Innovation Connect series.
They’ve also been hard at work on DAF Data Fabric, which ensures interoperable data across military services. And in a world where artificial intelligence is increasingly common, responsible use of it has been a top priority for Vidrine’s team. The focus has been to address legal and ethical needs while maintaining the “integrity of intent” with best practices, cultural diversity and transparent design and decision-making around AI.
Vidrine’s dedication to innovation and efficiency has earned her and her team a reputation as true pioneers in the field of data and AI. Her exceptional leadership and expertise have been instrumental in driving groundbreaking initiatives that have transformed the Department of the Air Force’s approach to data management. Look for more of that in 2023 and beyond.