Chief Data Officer

Damian Clarke

I am an Executive Business and Technology Leader, innovative and commercially-astute, with a proven track record of driving change across FT 500, B2B, B2C, higher education, and non-profit sectors. Drawing upon my extensive experience driving major transformational programs, I drive process improvement and technology solutions for customer and user-focused IT-enabled change programs. I am a Certified Prosci Change Management Practitioner, able to pragmatically apply best practice methods, frameworks, and tools. I champion the integration of new technologies as an early adopter of cloud-based, machine learning, AI, DevOps, and automated solutions. Additionally, I facilitate communication at all levels, optimizing working practices by creating inclusive programs and ensuring staff and client collaboration. This proficiency also extends to analyzing data and compiling complex reports, employing my expert knowledge of developing grant proposals. I have spearheaded complex enhancement initiatives for leading global organizations, with the following highlights being examples of the value I have brought my clients: ⇨ Achieved $250k+ savings proceeding re-architecture of all existing data center, wireline, and wireless networks. ⇨ Embedded agile methodologies to support implementation of single-integrated collaboration tool, subsequently acting as basis for unified, university-wide business function hub. ⇨ Contributed to development of numerous grant proposals and reports for foundations, corporations, and government agencies, attaining funding from National Science Foundation (NSF) and Microsoft.

Current Role

  • Company Name: Tennessee State University
  • Job Title: Chief Data Officer
  • Start Date: May 2022
  • Company Industry: Higher Education
  • Location: Nashville, Tennessee, United States



Previous Company:

  • Company Name:  Meharry Medical College
  • Job Title:  Chief Information Officer
  • Start Date