Government Big Data Forum 2012 - March 6, 2012



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2012 Government Big Data Forum

Attendees joined us on March 6th, 2012 for the second annual Government Big Data Forum in Washington, D.C. as government and industry experts discussed best practices around Big Data technology, trends, and issues. Featured speakers included:

Gus Hunt, CTO, CIA
Dr. Amr Awadallah, Founder and CTO, Cloudera
John Marshall, CTO, Intelligence Directorate, Joint Staff/J2
Tim Schmidt, CTO, Department of Transportation

Attendees learned how:
  • Government Big Data analysis needs are shifting
  • Lessons learned are driving new opportunities
  • Emerging industry capabilities are solving Big Data issues

Last year, analyzing Big Data sets was an emerging issue for many government agencies. Now that these organizations have had a chance to field Big Data solutions for over a year, the needs of government are shifting as new lessons are identifying new opportunities. This year's forum was been built with those areas of focus in mind as we brought together several government and industry thought leaders including our morning keynote, Gus Hunt, CTO, CIA, who discussed perspectives on Big Data mission needs; Dr. Amr Awadallah, Founder and CTO, Cloudera, who updated us on Big Data trends; John Marshall, CTO, Intelligence Directorate, Joint Staff/J2, who went more in depth on the emerging role of the Chief Data Officer and Data Scientist; and Tim Schmidt, CTO, Department of Transportation, who elaborated on lessons learned from one of the DoT's most transformational Big Data initiatives.

We also presented a Big Data solutions showcase featuring succinct presentations from pioneers of the Big Data movement in industry, including startups Cloudera, Datameer, and Digital Reasoning and established providers like VMware, SAP, Thetus, and MarkLogic.


7:00am - 7:45am Registration and Breakfast
7:45am - 8:00am Welcome
8:00am - 9:00am Introduction and Perspectives on Big Data Mission Needs
9:00am - 10:45am Big Data Showcase Part One: Advanced Analytics
10:45am - 11:30am Networking Break and Exhibits
11:30am - 12:15pm Big Data Trends
12:15pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 2:00pm Big Data Showcase Part Two: Establishing the Infrastructure
2:00pm - 2:45pm The Emerging Role of the Chief Data Officer and Data Scientist
2:45pm - 3:30pm Management of Surface Transportation Geospatial Data for the Nation

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