Itir Cole

Itir joined USDS in 2023. She started her career as a database administrator, specializing in systems for tracking and reporting on hospitalizations for patients with complex needs. Most recently, Itir was a Director of Product Management at Flatiron Health, developing a technology platform for cancer research and clinical data analysis. Prior to this role, Itir directed product management at the Integrated Healthcare Association, where the team launched and improved California’s healthcare provider directory. Itir holds a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s in Art History from Rutgers University.



Product Management In Public Health: Fireside Chat With The U.S. Digital Service At The White House

Ever wonder what it’s like to be on a product team that revolutionizes efficiency and impacts millions? Our groundbreaking work has amassed over 40 million test results, saving an astonishing 852,000 work hours over 2 years – a testament to our dedication to transformative innovation. Join this fireside chat to learn first-hand from product managers at the U.S. Digital Service (USDS) who are detailed to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). During this session, you will learn how to tailor and adapt product management principles for the unique needs of government organizations, bridge the gap between product teams and government stakeholders, and get a glimpse into how product management thinking has had a positive impact on public health initiatives.