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Big Data Conference
Analytics and Applications for Federal Big Data

5 March, 2013 - 6 March, 2013, Washington, DC, United States

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Big Data and Government R&D – Turning Overload into Exploitable Information Assets

Earlier this year the White House announced funding for a large new research and development initiative aimed at extracting and exploiting the “knowledge and insights from large and complex collections of digital data… to help solve some the Nation’s most pressing challenges.” This is in addition to numerous ongoing “Big Data” programs that have been initiated across the Federal Government, including the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, Homeland Security, Energy, Health and Human Services, NASA, and NSF aimed at spurring scientific discovery and innovation.

This outstanding conference brings together the key government and industry experts who are shaping the direction of big data research and development across the Federal Government. They will provide you with an in-depth understanding of Federal agency strategy and plans, the status and forecast for key big data initiatives, and the latest tools and technologies being developed to exploit the massive amounts of information being collected at the Federal level.

  • What are the most recent lessons learned from the commercial world?
  • How is large-scale analytics being applied to ease overload for our warfighters from an increasing number of sensor inputs while providing “actionable” information?
  • What applications are being developed for homeland security and intelligence analysis?
  • What is the promise of health data analytics for developing new approaches to population health management, generating informatics-based treatments to major diseases, and coordinating response to public health crises? Synthesizing, sharing, and exploiting earth observation data? Providing the analytic basis for the next-generation of energy capabilities?
  • What role are new tools, techniques, and technologies – predictive analytics, cloud computing, metadata, etc. – playing in making big data analytics at the Federal level a reality?

These and many other critical questions will be examined during this outstanding two-day event.

Over 25 Experts in 2 days from FCC, DHS, DoD, NASA, NSF, FEMA,DOT, NITRD, NIST, Treasury, DHHS, IRS, OMB, DOI, Dept. of Education, RATB, Lockheed Martin, IBM, Microsoft, SAIC, Oracle, Teradata, SAP, InCadence, LexisNexis, NJVC, TerraEchos, and Tableau examine:

  • Federal Government Agency Strategies, Policies, Plans and Initiatives
  • Identifying High-Value Missions and Applications in Defense, Homeland Security, Intelligence, Healthcare, Energy, Earth Observation … and more!
  • Flexibility, Scalability and Security Issues and Solutions
  • Using The Latest Tools and Technologies – Predictive Analytics, Semantics, Cloud, Metadata, etc.
  • BDA Implementation: Collection, Processing, Management and Dissemination Strategies and Techniques
  • BDA in the Enterprise Architecture


Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge
1900 North Fort Myer Drive,
Arlington, VA 22209
Tel: (703) 807-2000)

(Mention  “Technology Training” for a special room rate)

Attendee accommodations must be arranged directly with the hotel.


  • Ms. Jo Strang, Associate Administrator, Safety, Federal Railroad Administration, DOT
  • Dr. Sasi K. Pillay, Chief Technology Officer, Office of the CIO, NASA
  • Dr. Sastry Pantula, Director, Mathematical Sciences, National Science Foundation
  • Mr. Alan Shaffer – invited, Principal Deputy, OASD/R&E
  • Mr. Greg Elin, Chief Data Officer, Federal Communications Commission
  • Mr. Michael Simcock, Chief Data Architect, Department of Homeland Security
  • Dr. Ashit Talukder, Chief, Information Access Division, NIST
  • Dr. Mark Luker, Associate Director, National Coordination Office of NITRD
  • Dr. Ashok Srivastava, Principal Scientist, Data Sciences, NASA Ames Research Center
  • Mr. Niall Brennan, Director, Office of Information Products and Data Analytics, CMS/DHHS
  • Mr. Jeff Butler, Director, Research Databases, Internal Revenue Service
  • Mr. Shawn Kingsberry, Chief Information Officer, Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board
  • Mr. Ted Okada, Senior Advisor for Technology, Office of the Administrator, FEMA
  • Ms. Sophie Raseman, Director for Smart Disclosure, Department of the Treasury
  • Mr. Dominic Sale, Policy Analyst, Office of Management and Budget
  • Mr. Paul Reynolds, Information Architect, Department of Homeland Security
  • Mr. John Montel, eRecords Service Manager, Department of the Interior (DOI)
  • Ms. Marina Martin, Head, Education Data Initiative, Department of Education
  • Senior Representative, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
  • Dr. Nancy Grady, Technical Fellow, Data Scientist, Homeland and Civilian Solutions, SAIC
  • Ms. Susie Adams, Vice President, Federal Sector, Microsoft
  • Ms. Caron Kogan, Strategic Planning Director-Big Data, Lockheed Martin
  • Mr. Bruce Weed, Program Director, Worldwide Big Data Business Development, IBM
  • Mr. Kevin Jackson, Vice President and General Manager, Cloud Services, NJVC
  • Mr. Bill Hartman, President, TerraEchos
  • Mr. Mike Daconta, Vice President, Advanced Technology, InCadence Solutions
  • Dr. Flavio Villanustre, Vice President, Technology Architecture and Product, LexisNexis
  • Mr. Scott Gnau, Chief Development Officer, Teradata
  • Mr. Dante Ricci, Director, SAP Federal Innovation
  • Mr. Tom Plunkett, Senior Consultant, Oracle Public Sector
  • Mr. Sean Brophy, Senior Analyst, Tableau Software


Event details

5 March, 2013
6 March, 2013
Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge
District Of Columbia
United States


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