Big data commission set up to aid agencies

A Big Data Commission, made up of 22 experts and academics, will provide guidance to government and business on using big data to accelerate innovation and competiveness, reports Rutrell Yasin in Government Computer News.

Steve Mills, senior vice president and group executive at IBM, and Steve Lucas, global executive vice president and general manager for database and technology at SAP, will chair the commission, Yasin reports. Serving as vice chairs are Teresa Carlson, vice president of Global Public Sector for Amazon Web Services, and Bill Perlowitz, chief technology officer of Wyle’s Science, Technology and Engineering Group.

“The problem today is not gathering data but rather making intelligent, actionable decisions based on the volume, velocity and variety of data we are receiving,” said Jennifer Kerber, president of the TechAmerica Foundation.

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