Chief Information Officer

Lauren Goodwin

Lauren began her career in the space industry, leading systems engineering and integration on the International Space Station Program. She transitioned into the energy industry leading a center of excellence for data analytics in support of automated and predictive modeling. Lauren was one of the first leaders to introduce automated expertise identification via data analytics which led to speaking engagements globally. In the energy industry Lauren has served in roles such as Vice President of Digital Transformation and the Digital Security and Risk Officer. Lauren headed the cyber assurance program at SpaceX with specific focus on the Crew Dragon. As Head of Security Architecture for Corporate Technology at JP Morgan, Lauren led modernization to the cloud adopting secure by design principles and automating security through infrastructure as code. This approach increases speed, resiliency, and security for machine learning enablement leveraging the data lake in the cloud. Lauren served as the Chief Technology Officer to ensure responsible innovation to meet Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) targets for industry leading corporate responsibility. Lauren also served as Chief Technology Officer for Morgan Health, JP Morgan’s investment in equitable, quality healthcare. Currently, Lauren is the Chief Information Officer of NASA’s Johnson Space Center and White Sands Test Facility. In this role she is accountable for enabling the technology, digital transformation, and cyber security of NASA’s mission for human space flight. Lauren has a reputation for introducing the possibilities and application of data, analytics and automation with ethical, secure means of transforming organizations while managing risk. Lauren shares her experience with Executive Masters students at Columbia University where she is Associate Faculty. Lauren has a Master of Science from Columbia University in New York. Lauren is the recipient of the Columbia University Alumni Innovation Award for her innovative work using virtual reality for pediatric cancer patients. Lauren completed her Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania focusing her research on educational neuroscience and artificial intelligence as a means to help gain access to education for underserved populations.

Current Role

  • Company Name: NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Job Title: Chief Information Officer
  • Start Date: May 2022
  • Company Industry: Aviation & Aerospace
  • Location: United States



Previous Company:

  • Company Name:  Columbia University in the City of New York
  • Job Title:  Associate Faculty
  • Start Date