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Lilian Coral

Lilian Coral is the Director of National Strategy at the Knight Foundation, where she manages the national portfolio and focuses on the development of the foundation’s Smart Cities strategy. She came to Knight from the City of Los Angeles, where she served as Chief Data Officer. In this role, she led the mayor's directive on Open Data beyond the lens of transparency and towards his vision of a data-driven Los Angeles through the management of the City’s Open Data program, the expansion of the use of data science and analytics, and the development of user-centered digital services. Prior Lilian spent 15 years working on a wide range of health and human services issues as an advocate and executive leader, working with labor unions, NGOs, foundations, and human service agencies at all levels of government to transform the way government uses data and technology to serve its citizens.