Eric Gillespie is Founder and Executive Chairman of Govini. He is the former Senior Vice President of Onvia, a Nasdaq-listed firm that provides leads related to federal, state, and local government procurement. Prior to Onvia, he was the Founder of The Patent Board, the leading provider of standardized intellectual property data and patent analytics to the financial services industry, and the creator of The Wall Street Journal’s Patent Scoreboard. Eric also held some senior positions at IBM, Scient, and CSC. As an expert in the private sector’s use of public sector data, he is a sought-after media spokesperson and has testified before the US Congress on matters of government transparency, data and public sector technology.