2022 HW Tech Trendsetter: Calvin Powell

Tech Trendsetters Award Calvin Powell

Calvin Powell is the chief information officer of First American Data & Analytics, a leading national provider of property and ownership data and advanced analytic solutions. In this role, Powell is responsible for overseeing all facets of the division’s technology solutions. These include the technical development of industry-leading property search platforms, fraud detection solutions, next-generation AVMs and title search platforms.

Powell is a recognized expert in data extraction and technology. Over the past 10 years, he has led the company’s data modernization efforts. Most of the division’s 21 data and technology patents, including those for its advanced optical character resolution (OCR) technology, were awarded on Powell’s watch. Unlike traditional OCR technology, which is able to extract only limited data from document images, First American’s solution is able to tag and easily search every data element on an image. The division has scanned more than 7.5 billion documents and is adding more than 5 million per month.


Calvin Powell


Chief Information Officer

Company Name:

First American Data & Analytics

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