Gen. Keith B. Alexander, USA (Ret.) Keynote Address

At any given time, an enormous amount of data is perpetually collected from a variety of sources such as wireless devices, sensors, satellites, social media and online transactions to name a few. It is estimated that the amount of big data worldwide will reach 3.5 zettabytes of information in 2014. In order to become the world leader in technology, the United States must learn how to harness the power of this natural resource, which will continue to grow exponentially in the future as the number of users and devises increases. Cloud computing is proving to be a viable way for federal agencies to better analyze, manage and share this enormous amount of disparate information. By creating efficiencies and reducing redundancies, the government along with industry and other organizations and institutions can cost-effectively use big data and cloud computing to make major advances in the fields of science, technology, biomedicine and healthcare and to provide better services to constituents. In this keynote session, General Alexander will discuss big data as a natural resource, how big data and cloud computing are affecting our systems of engagement, how big data and the cloud is changing how the government operates and how the government can mitigate problematic issues posed in the era of big data.

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Event Information

DATE:
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

TIME:
7:30AM - 3:30PM

COST:
FREE for government and military attendees

LOCATION:
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004

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