Leveraging Data to Improve Mission Effectiveness

Example Track 1

Opening Government Keynote: The Challenges and Rewards of Creating a Data-Driven Ecosystem in DOD

May 15, 2019

8:30AM - 8:50AM

Michael Conlin

Chief Data Officer

Department of Defense (Pending Agency Approval)

Efforts to extract value from data stores are lagging at most federal agencies, even among those that have charged ahead with efforts aimed at IT modernization and digital transformation. The Defense Department, however, is making significant investments in data management, including the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning to maximize value. DoD’s first chief data officer will dive into his office’s ambitious plans for getting the most out of its data.