Track 3: Unlocking the Value of Big Data

In just the past two years, it is estimated that more than 90 percent of the world’s data has been created. As the types and sources of information continue to grow exponentially, the government has the ability to mine this natural resource for new ways to improve how agencies do business. Whether medical researchers are finding new treatments and cures for life threatening diseases or law enforcement agencies are catching once elusive criminals, the government is finding that the massive quantity of available data can help achieve goals that were once unobtainable. This track will cover how big data and analytics hold the key to unlocking the value of big data - transforming and improving how constituents are served, while enabling the government to meet its mission in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

10:50 - 11:20 AM
Big Data Fireside Chat

Dr. David Bray
Chief Information Officer, Federal Communications Commission

Andras Szakal
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, IBM Federal

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Big Data and Analytics on Cloud
Missions ranging from medical research to high-velocity network security to real-time intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance represent a huge increase in the amount of data that must be not only stored but possessed quickly and efficiently. These large-scale data processing requirements once a daunting and exciting chance to turn data into actionable information can be delivered anywhere, anytime and on any device in the cloud. This session will discuss how agencies can reinvent core business processes with big data and analytics in the cloud.

Leon Katsnelson
Director, IBM Cloud Computing and Mobile

R. "Ray" Wang
Principal Analyst, Founder, and Chairman, Constellation Research, Inc.

12:45 - 1:15 PM
Counter Fraud Analytics
Losses due to fraud, financial crime, and improper payments are staggering, and on the rise. In addition to the direct financial impact, fraud also erodes trust in the fairness and integrity of government programs. In order to be a good steward of taxpayer dollars, many agencies are turning to big data and analytics to be more effective at preventing and fighting fraud before it occurs. Whether the U.S. Department of Agriculture employs the technology to prevent food stamp abuse by retailers or the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services prevents fraudulent claims from being billed, big data analytics can help to fight a new generation of criminals who are using new digital techniques to find vulnerabilities within government programs. In this session, learn how analytical tools can be designed and employed to give agencies a holistic approach to fight fraud.

Charlie Brown
Distinguished Engineer, IBM SWG Federal

Shawn Kingsberry
Chief Information Officer, Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board

1:25 - 1:55 PM
Accelerating Mission Outcomes with Performance Management
The government’s legacy IT infrastructure was not built to handle the volume, variety and velocity at which data is being created today. Disparate data from a variety of sources including high-definition video, photographic images, social media content, satellite images and medical files - to name just a few - have saturated the federal landscape. In order to drive mission outcomes, agencies need to apply sophisticated analytics to leverage this enormous volume of complex data in order to make better decisions, design better constituent services, reduce fraud, waste and abuse and save money. This session will help you to improve your 'speed of insight' and 'speed of action' in your agency through the use of big data and analytics.

Elizabeth Angerman
Director, Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation, Department of the Treasury

Lisa Danzig
Associate Director of Personnel and Performance, Office of Management and Budget

Steve Feller
Senior Managing Consultant, Enterprise Performance Management, IBM Global Business Services

2:15 - 2:45 PM
Cybersecurity Analytics
As the cyber threat environment continues to evolve with more aggressive and sophisticated attacks on government information technology (IT) infrastructures, agencies are constantly faced with enforcing an effective security posture to protect critical assets. The impact of a security breach is not just constrained to IT, but reverberates across the government with potential implications to national security. As cyber missions grow, the government is applying the use of big data via cybersecurity surveillance systems, such as the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics Monitoring (CDM) program, which enables agencies to monitor, diagnose, mitigate and repair vulnerabilities within their own networks. In this session, learn how cybersecurity analytics can be used to protect your agency’s infrastructure and sensitive data, while complying with extensive security, privacy, and performance requirements.

Wayne Wheeles
Chief Executive Officer, R2i

2:55 - 3:25 PM
Watson and Cognitive Computing Update
In January 2014, IBM launched the Watson Group to bring a new kind of cognitive computing system – one that could learn, reason and understand natural language – to deliver enterprise and personal productivity to government agencies. Cognitive computing systems allow agencies to extend their mission across any domain of knowledge and make complex decisions involving extraordinary volumes of fast moving big data.

Gina Loften
Vice President, Watson Transformations, Public Sector, IBM


Event Information

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

7:30AM - 3:30PM

FREE for government and military attendees

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


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