Ted Lehr

IT Data Architect, Business Application Services

City of Austin

Dr. Ted Lehr is a Data Architect with the City of Austin, Texas. He is part of Austin’s Smart City team, advising on technology, business partnerships and the use of data for better services, more open government, and development of opportunities for entrepreneurs and other private sector entities.   Ted is also the staff member leading the Mayor’s Office’s White House TechHire workforce initiative, and is facilitating or participating in several university-industry-city research collaborations.  Dr. Lehr lectures in Computer Science at Texas State University where, in 2015, Texas State recognized him as an Outstanding Part-Time Faculty  for the quality of his teaching and research outreach. In 2017, he was designated a "Favorite Professor" by the honor students at Texas State. He has over 20 years of experience in the private sector in large and small companies. Having published over 20 refereed articles, he often speaks on conference panels regarding open data entrepreneurship, research and smart cities. Ted received his Ph.D in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon-University.