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Download this eBook to learn what you missed at FCW's Face-to-Face event held on December 2, 2015.

Over the last several years, Big Data has proven its value in numerous programs across the federal government.

The emergence of more powerful, precise, and cost-effective tools has made Big Data a viable option for a broad range of potential users, not just data specialists. Yet most agencies have only begun to tap into the greater potential of Big Data.

That payoff comes when an organization makes Big Data an integral part of its operations, providing leaders at all levels with the information they need to make intelligent decisions about all aspects of their operations.

In this eBook, federal leaders from across government share insights into the technology, policy and management issues.

Featured Speakers:

  • Damon Davis
  • Director, Health Data Initiative, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
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    Damon Davis serves as Director for the Health Data Initiative in the IDEA Lab in the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. He is responsible for leading the Department’s efforts to promote the Health Data Initiative, a movement devoted to implementing policies directed at improving access to federal data resources, and promoting the expanded uses of the data for applications and services to promote innovative solutions to problems in health, health care, and the delivery of human services.

    Prior to his post in the CTO’s office Mr. Davis worked in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) in the Office of Consumer eHealth (OCeH). As Special Assistant in ONC his focus was on increasing consumer access to secure electronic personal health information. He joined the department in 2009.

    Mr. Davis holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Hampton University and a Masters of Business Administration from Loyola College of Maryland.

  • Ian Kalin
  • Chief Data Officer, Department of Commerce
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    Ian Kalin began working as Chief Data Officer at the U.S. Commerce Department in March 2015. As Commerce’s first-ever Chief Data Officer, Ian is responsible for developing and implementing a vision for the future of the diverse data resources at Commerce. He works with all 12 Commerce bureaus to unlock more data that help support a data-driven Department and economy.

    Prior to joining the Commerce Department, Ian worked in the private sector supporting large organizations like Google, as a Special Consultant on Civic Data, and start-ups like Socrata, as their Director of Open Data, in business efforts to help governments modernize their data and transparency programs. In these roles, Ian helped over 150 governments to improve the quality of the diverse services they deliver.

    Ian started his career in the U.S. Navy as a Counter-Terrorism Officer and later as a nuclear engineer. After the Navy, Ian was an executive at PowerAdvocate, where he supported over $30 billion of power plant and transmission line construction. He was later recruited by the White House as one of the first Presidential Innovation Fellows, where he helped support national open data policies and programs. Ian also spearheaded the U.S. Energy Data Initiative, which works to unlock data from public and private sectors to ignite entrepreneurship.

    Ian has a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University and a Masters in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University. He has also received awards from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the Department of Energy for his work on civic innovation. Ian’s wife is a successful investment professional.

  • Mark E. Krzysko
  • Deputy Director, Acquisition Resources & Analysis, Enterprise Information, Department of Defense
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    Mark Krzysko directs acquisition data management and analysis, technical transformation, and shared services efforts to make timely, authoritative acquisition information available to support oversight of the Department of Defense’s major programs—a portfolio totaling more than $1.6 trillion of investment funds over the lifecycle of the programs. Preceding his current position, Mr. Krzysko served as Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (ADUSD) for Business Transformation, providing strategic leadership for re-engineering the Department’s business improvement decision-making processes and leading strategic sourcing and Acquisition process efforts. In the Office of the Secretary of Defense, he also served as Director of the Supply Chain Systems Transformation, championing innovative uses of information technologies to improve and streamline the supply chain process for the Department. Prior to that, Mr. Krzysko led the Defense Procurement & Acquisition Policy office as Deputy Director of e-Business, where he provided oversight and led transformation of the acquisition community into a strategic business enterprise. Prior to that Mr. Krzysko led the Electronic Commerce Solutions Directorate for the Naval Air Systems Command and served in senior-level acquisition positions at the Naval Air Systems Command, including Contracting Officer of F/A-18 Foreign Military Sales, F/A-18 Developmental Programs, and the F-14.

  • Linda Powell
  • Chief Data Officer, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
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    Linda Powell is the Chief Data Officer of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Previously, she was the CDO at the Office of Financial Research within the U.S. Treasury Department as well as the Chief of the Data Management and Analysis section at the Federal Reserve Board. She has a BA in Economics from Rutgers University and an MS in quantitative Finance from George Washington University. She has over 25 years of experience in the finance industry including a money center bank, the Federal Reserve Bank of NY, Board of Governors, OFR, and CFPB.

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