Government agencies generate and collect massive amounts of data, but have long struggled to extract value from all that information. Now the Federal Data Strategy provides a 10-year framework to “leverage the full value of federal data for mission, service and the public good,” and the signs of agencies’ seriousness are everywhere.

Total data-related spending rose 54% over the past three years, according to Deltek GovWin analysis, while investments in artificial intelligence and machine learning jumped 485% over that same period. The Defense Department’s data strategy, released in October 2020, dramatically reshapes how the different service branches collaborate and leverage their data to support the warfighter. Civilian agencies also made significant progress in 2020, particularly in establishing their data standards and governance. And the COVID crisis sparked massive data initiatives at both the federal and state levels, showing what’s possible when government has both the infrastructure and expertise for mission-driven analytics.

There’s much still to be done, however. Developing workforce data skills remains a challenge, while legacy systems continue to complicate agencies’ efforts to unlock and share siloed datasets. Powerful solutions are commercially available, but developing data ecosystems that are resilient, secure and adaptable is not easy. Agencies need a deep understanding of the technology, the data in question and their evolving mission needs.

Please join us for FCW’s 2021 Data & Analytics Summit to learn more about these essential efforts. Participants in this virtual event will come away with a better understanding of: :

  • Data governance and compliance
  • The importance of cloud-based data services
  • Next steps for the Federal Data Strategy
  • The technology behind data mining and analysis
  • Security and privacy concerns for data initiatives
  • Best practices for data cleansing and structuring
  • How AI is can be practically leveraged for existing missions
  • The benefits of NIST’s Bid Data Interoperability Framework
  • The top contract vehicles for data tools and services


  • Snowflake
  • Tyler Technologies
  • Cloudera
  • FormAssembly
  • Databricks
  • Red Hat
  • Delphix
  • Tableau
  • Denodo
  • Dunn Bradstreet


Wednesday, May 12, 2021

8 AM
9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
12 PM
8:30 AM - 8:35 AM Welcome
8:35 AM - 8:40 AM Opening Remarks
8:40 AM - 9:00 AM Snowflake Security
  • Mike Mitrowski Principal Security Architect, Field CTO Office Snowflake
9:00 AM - 9:40 AM Panel: Best Practices for Leveraging Data
  • Preston Werntz Chief Data Officer, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Department of Homeland Security
  • Debbie Brodt-Giles Data Analysis and Innovation Group Manager,
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    Department of Energy
  • Jeffrey Press Vice President, Data and Insights Division Tyler Technologies and Chair of the Board of Advisors for the Data Coalition
  • Zach Whitman Chief Data Officer U.S. Census Bureau
9:40 AM - 10:05 AM Driving Better Accountability Through a Holistic Data Strategy
  • Taka Ariga Chief Data Scientist and Director of the Innovation Lab GAO
  • Alex Hesterberg Chief Customer Officer Delphix

    [Providing Session Opening Remarks]
10:05 AM - 10:15 AM Coffee Break
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Executive Insights: Cloud-based Analytics
  • Howard Levenson General Manager and Regional Vice President Databricks Federal, LLC
  • Ron Thompson Agency Chief Data Officer (CDO) and Deputy Digital Transformation Officer (DDTO) NASA
  • Anne Armstrong Chief Content and Alliance Officer Public Sector 360
10:45 AM - 11:05 AM Machine Learning and AI with CDP
  • Frank Romano Sr. Solutions Engineer Cloudera Government Solutions Inc.
11:05 AM - 11:45 AM Panel: Incorporating AI Into Agencies Data Strategies
11:45 AM - 11:50 AM Industry Perspective
11:50 AM - 12:20 PM Executive Insights: Mitigating Data Risk
12:20 PM - 12:40 PM Democratizing AI with Business Science
12:40 PM Closing Remarks



Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th St NW | Washington, DC 20005


The Metro Center Station (red/blue/orange/silver lines) is .1 miles from the hotel and in walking distance.


Valet parking is available at the front entrance to the Washington Marriott at Metro Center on 12th Street.Please note: Parking is not included with your registration.


NASBA CPE Registry

In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits have been granted based on a 50-minute hour.

Number of CPE Credits: 5

CPE Accreditation: Program knowledge level is overview and there is no prerequisite education or advanced preparation require.

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Field of Study: Information Technology

Registration # 137543

1105 Media is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Digital & Analytics Summit

DATE: May 12, 2021

TIME: 8:30 am - 12:40 pm
(all times are ET)


COST: FREE for Government Attendees*

*Government registrations require a valid .gov/.mil email address for verification


To learn more about sponsoring this event, please contact:

Kharry Wolinsky
Public Sector 360
[email protected]