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  • Date: Wednesday, December 3, 2014
  • Time: 7:30 - 10:45AM
  • Cost: FREE for Government Attendees
  • Location: The Willard InterContinental Hotel
    1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20004

Thank You for Attending

That Federal agencies have massive data stores is not up for debate. What is less certain is how this accumulated information can be harnessed for mission support and improved decision-making.

Fortunately, selected public and private organizations have been honing their information collection, attribution, and correlation capabilities in recent years. Increasingly, this practical experience in the emerging discipline of data science, combined with sophisticated analytical tools, is opening new windows into government data stores. This powerful combination of expertise and technology is being applied to improve agency insights and enable relevant support to a range of missions--from fraud detection, to data discovery, to medical research. Agencies have the ability to employ analytics to simplify processes by using the knowledge embedded in their own data repositories, while also fueling economic innovation by making large Federal data sets openly available to third-parties.

Attendees heard from expert speakers about their use of big data analytics and the tools they use to enable measurable government results.

Featured Speakers:

  • Colonel William M (Bobby) Saxon
  • Chief, Force Management Enterprise Division, Force Management Directorate, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Department of the Army
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    Colonel (COL) Bobby Saxon serves at the Pentagon as Chief, Force Management Enterprise Division, Force Management Directorate, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, Headquarters Department of the Army. Colonel Saxon leads the Army G-3/5/7 Capability Management Office for Global Force Information Management and overseas development of the Enterprise Management Decision Support system (EMDS).

    COL Saxon’s 30-year military career spans numerous active duty and reserve assignments, including service in Baghdad Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the last five years on active duty assigned to the Pentagon. Prior to assuming his current position in 2010, COL Saxon was the assistant deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Army G-3/5/7. COL Saxon’s private sector career includes leadership positions for IT organizations specializing in healthcare technology prior to his founding a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software services company in 1997. COL Saxon led his CRM organization for over 10 years prior to re-entering active military service in 2009.

    COL Saxon holds a degree in Business Administration from Georgia Southern University and a Master of Science degree in Government Information Leadership, with a Chief Information Officer concentration, from the National Defense University (NDU). COL Saxon was the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Distinguished Graduate for the NDU Advanced Management Program where he received his CIO certificate. COL Saxon also completed the NDU Government Strategic Leader certificate program.

    COL Saxon has been recognized for government and industry awards to include: the 2014 GOVTek Executive Technology Award for Excellence in Big Data and the 2013 CIO Magazine “Ones to Watch” Award. The EMDS program was recognized in 2013 for the FedScoop 50 Award for Federal IT Program of the Year; the 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate Innovation Award; and was recognized by GovLoop as one of the Top 20 Innovations that Mattered in 2013.

    COL Saxon is available as a subject matter expert for speeches and panel discussions on government and defense topics: Big Data, Predictive Analytics, Customer Relationship Management, information technology, etc.

  • Dr. Naba Barkakati
  • Chief Technologist, US Government Accountability Office
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    Nabajyoti (“Naba”) Barkakati is GAO’s Chief Technologist and co-director of GAO’s Center for Science, Technology, and Engineering. Through his team, he provides technical leadership and assistance on engagements that focus on assessing software intensive systems, cybersecurity, and systems acquisition programs in the federal government. He also manages a data center that provides analytical data processing capabilities to GAO's audit teams. Jointly with the Chief Scientist, he leads GAO's technology assessment work covering subjects such as biometrics, cybersecurity, wildfire protection, cargo security, and explosives detection. During 2007-2008, he led GAO’s work on testing electronic voting machines used in Florida’s Sarasota County.

    Before joining GAO in 1997, Naba worked as a software engineer on several major systems development and acquisition projects, including shipboard electronic warfare systems at the Naval Research Laboratory and the Advanced Weather Information Processing System at the National Weather Service. Naba earned his bachelor’s degree in electronics and electrical communications from the Indian Institute of Technology, a master’s in electrical engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park. Naba also is an internationally recognized computer book author with over 25 books to his credit, covering a variety of topics such as C, C++, Java, Perl, Object-oriented programming, and Linux.

  • James Miller
  • Associate CIO, Office of Managing Director, Federal Communications Commission
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    James Miller is Associate CIO developing data, mobility and digital strategies at the Federal Communications Commission, Office of the Managing Director, Adjunct Professor of Law at the American University, Washington College of Law, an Affiliated Research Fellow of the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information at the Columbia Business School and past 2004-2006 Mansfield Fellow.

    Mr. Miller focuses on regulatory and policy matters related to spectrum and Internet technology. His recent work has included contributions to the National Broadband Plan and Open Internet Proceedings. As deputy and contract officer's representative of the program, much of his current work since 2010 has focused on the Measuring Broadband America Program and study of consumer fixed and mobile broadband performance. As Adjunct Professor of Law at the American University, Washington College of Law he teaches U.S.-Japan Comparative Law and develops programs focused on East-Asia and technology. As a Mansfield Fellow, Mr. Miller explored Japanese regulatory policies for broadband technology and the information society, particularly focusing on legal and regulatory reforms and spectrum policy, in the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Radio Policy Bureau (MIC), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Office of Senior-Vice Minister Yoshitaka SAKURADA, and the Tokyo District and High Court's Administrative Litigation and Intellectual Property Sections. He is a cum laude graduate of the Washington College of Law, American University, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and East-Asian studies (honors) from the University of Kansas. He is a Japanese bilingual and frequently speaks and publishes in Japanese for business, legal, and technical audiences in Japan.

  • Adam Stalker
  • National Digital Director, Enroll America
7:30 - 8:30AM
Registration, Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:30 - 8:35AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Steve LeSueur [Executive Host]
Contributing Editor, 1105 Public Sector Media Group
8:35 - 9:25AM
Opening Keynote
Predictive Analytics—Looking At Big Data with a Critical Eye
COL Bobby Saxon
Chief, Force Management Enterprise Division, Force Management Directorate, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Department of the Army
9:25 - 9:40AM
Networking Break
9:40 - 10:40AM
Data Analytics in Action
Don’t Be Blinded by Big Data—Plan, Understand, and Evaluate
Steve LeSueur [Moderator]
Contributing Editor, 1105 Public Sector Media Group
Dr. Naba Barkakati
Chief Technologist, US Government Accountability Office
James Miller
Associate CIO, Office of Managing Director, Federal Communications Commission
Adam Stalker
National Digital Director, Enroll America
10:40 - 10:45AM
Closing Remarks
Steve LeSueur [Executive Host]
Contributing Editor, 1105 Public Sector Media Group

The Willard InterContinental Hotel

Via Metro

The Federal Triangle Metro stop (orange/blue lines) is 2 blocks away and the Metro Center metro stop (red line) is three blocks away, both within walking distance of the hotel.

Via Driving

The Willard Hotel offers valet parking at the main entrance on Pennsylvania Ave NW. The hotel public parking entrance is located on F Street NW behind the Willard Hotel, between 14th Street NW and 15th Street NW. There are additional public garages on F Street NW and at the National Press Building, with two entrances on 13th Street NW. Please note that the lots fill up early, so allow extra time.

Please note: Parking is not included with your registration.

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