Federal Big Data Summit Agenda

June 19-20, 2014 | Ronald Reagan Building | Washington, DC

THURSDAY, JUNE 19
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
MITRE-AMARC Big Data Collaboration Symposium
Hemisphere & Oceanic Rooms, Concourse Level
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center

Challenge Area 1: Big Data in Healthcare
Challenge Area 2: Big Data Analytics and Applications
Challenge Area 3: Big Data Solutions for Privacy Protection
Challenge Area 4: Big Data Solutions for Data Modernization

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
AMARC Collaboration Reception
Downstairs Compass Room at Aria
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center

FRIDAY, JUNE 20
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Federal Big Data Summit Registration
Atrium Hall, Concourse Level
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Opening of the Big Data Technology Showcase

9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. 
Opening Remarks
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Todd Myers, Senior Architect, NGA (LinkedIn|Twitter)

9:10 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Visionary Keynote
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Michelle McKenna-Doyle, Senior Vice President & CIO, NFL (LinkedIn|Twitter)

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Visionary Panel – Big Data in Healthcare

Government health agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have launched various Big Data initiatives. This panel will examine success stories, use case scenarios and best practices around the use of Big Data applications in Healthcare.

Moderator
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Frank Konkel, Editorial Events Editor, Government Executive Media Group (Bio|LinkedIn|Twitter)

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Damon Davis, Director for the Health Data Initiative, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Bio|LinkedIn|Twitter)

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David Hale, Project Manager, Pillbox, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (LinkedIn|Twitter)

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Brian Lee, Acting Chief Public Health Informatics Officer, Office of Public Health Scientific Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Bio|LinkedIn|Twitter)

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Visionary Panel –  Big Data for Open Government, Transparency and Oversight

Federal Agencies spend over $2 Trillion every year on various programs and initiatives. The Recovery.gov model has shown how transparency initiatives can dramatically reduce Fraud, Waste and Abuse which can be applied Government wide. This panel will examine Big Data initiatives that can help reduce the cost burden of oversight and reporting by making data available for electronic processing and decision making.

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Wyatt Kash, Vice President of Content Strategy, FedScoop (LinkedIn|Twitter)

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Bryan Jones, Deputy Assistant Inspector General, Analytics, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Postal Service (LinkedIn|Twitter)

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Renata Maziarz, Senior Policy Analyst, Bureau of Fiscal Service, U.S. Department of the Treasury (LinkedIn)

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Dominic Sale, Deputy Associate Administrator (Acting), General Services Administration/Chief of Data, Analytics and Reporting, Office of E-Government & Information Technology, Office of Management and Budget (LinkedIn|Twitter)

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Visionary Panel – Big Data for Mission Support and Enabling Innovation

Big Data enables agencies to process larger amounts of structured and unstructured data at lower costs using cloud computing and community hardware enabled with open source software. This panel will examine how Program Managers and Federal Program Executives can explore new ways of collecting, analyzing and presenting mission data for surveys, statistical analysis and decision.

Moderator
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Todd Myers, Senior Architect, NGA (LinkedIn|Twitter)

Panelist
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Dr. Bertis Little
Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, Tarleton State University/Program Manager, Crop Insurance Data Warehouse, Risk Management Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture (Bio)

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Rosemary Marcuss, PhD, Director, Office of Research, Analysis and Statistics, Internal Revenue Service (Bio)

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Dr. W. Phil Webster, Chief, Computational & Information Sciences and Technology Office, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA (Bio|LinkedIn)

12:00 p.m.  1:00 p.m.
AMARC Big Data Innovation Awards

The AMARC Big Data Innovation Awards recognize those individuals and teams that use Big Data tools to better accomplish the mission of their agency.

Presenter
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Tom Suder
, Founder, Advanced Mobility Academic Research Center (AMARC) (Bio|LinkedIn|Twitter)

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Gaurav Pal, Director, Strategic Programs, Smartronix (LinkedIn|Twitter)

1:00 p.m.  2:00 p.m.
Big Data Technology Showcase

2:00 p.m.  2:30 p.m.
Industry Analyst Insight
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Adelaide O’Brien, Research Director, IDC (Bio|LinkedIn)

2:30 p.m.  3:15 p.m.
Visionary Panel –  Big Data Project Implementations, Challenges and Opportunities

This panel profiles Big Data technology innovators that have implemented real projects and are delivering real value to their users. The panel will cover challenges, opportunities and provide valuable lessons in how to go about implementing and planning for Big Data Projects.

Moderator
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio (Bio|LinkedIn|Twitter)

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Chris Rasmussen, Public Software Development Lead, NGA (LinkedIn)

3:15 p.m.  4:00 p.m.
Visionary Panel – Government Panel discussion of previous day’s MITRE-AMARC Big Data Collaboration Symposium

Moderator
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Daniel Ruiz, Senior Software Application Developer Engineer, MITRE

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James Miller, Associate Chief Information Officer, Federal Communications Commission (Bio|LinkedIn|Twitter)

4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Visionary Panel – Big Data Research & Applications in Government and Academia

Panelists from the AMARC government Advisory Board and participating institutions will talk about recent research in the area of Big Data and analytics and what they see coming in the near-term future.

Moderator
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Dan Mintz
, President, Advanced Mobility Academic Research Center (AMARC) (Bio|LinkedIn|Twitter)

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Dr. Ian Gorton, Senior Member of the Technical Staff, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University (Bio|LinkedIn)

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David O’Gwynn, PhD
, Technical Staff Member, Cyber Systems and Operations Group, MIT Lincoln Laboratory (Bio|LinkedIn)

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Stephanie Shipp, PhD
, Research Professor and Deputy Director, Social Decision and Analytics Laboratory, Virginia Tech Bioinformatics Institute (Bio|LinkedIn)

4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks
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Tom Suder
, Founder, Advanced Mobility Academic Research Center (AMARC) (Bio|LinkedIn|Twitter)