Kirk Borne is the principal data scientist, Data Science Fellow, and an executive advisor at Booz Allen Hamilton. He is a career data professional, data science leader, and research scientist with a background in astrophysics. Previously, Kirk was professor of Astrophysics and Computational Science at George Mason University. Before that, he spent 20 years supporting data systems activities for NASA space science missions, including roles with the Hubble Space Telescope and NASA's Space Science Data Operations Office. Kirk earned his Ph.D. in astronomy from the California Institute of Technology. He is an active worldwide influencer on social media where he promotes data science and data literacy for all.