Nicholas Skytland

Nicholas Skytland is a partner at SecondMuse – a collaboration and innovation firm focused on creating collaborative advantage to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable world. He is an expert on harnessing the power of open innovation, data and technology to reform business and government.

Previously, Nick worked in the federal government for 14 years, most recently founding NASA's Open Innovation Program, where he led the implementation of numerous White House mandates, including the Open Government, Open Data and Digital Strategy directives, with a focus on liberating high value data sets, pushing forward the use of open source software, developing cutting-edge technology, and creating participatory opportunities to engage citizens in solving humanity’s grand challenges.