About the Speaker
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    Brian Neesby
    CIO, N.C. State Board of Elections

    Brian Neesby is the CIO of the State Board of Elections. Prior to this role, he was the Chief Data Officer. Brian has served as a fact witness, been deposed several times, and executed declarations on behalf of the State Board concerning his knowledge of North Carolina’s Statewide Voter Registration Database. He investigated data discrepancies in Durham County for the March 2016 primary and decoded binary files on the county’s tabulation terminal to prove that a county employee had fraudulently manipulated election results. This work resulted in a grand jury indictment. Before working at the State Board, Brian functioned as the sole developer and chief data steward for Toyota’s nationwide Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act database platform, which facilitated testing and legal compliance. Brian routinely analyzed large-scale inventory and user management datasets, investigated and resolved data gaps, and managed data interfaces for Toyota’s Global Audit Support System.

    Brian is currently getting his Masters in Data Science from UC Berkeley. He also has a Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in California, where he passed the Bar Exam.