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Demystifying Big Data: Decoding the Big Data Commission Report


In May 2012, the TechAmerica Foundation announced that some of the foremost thinkers in “Big Data” would lead a commission of 22 experts and academics to examine the issue and provide guidance on how to leverage “Big Data” to address the most pressing issues facing government as well as drive U.S. innovation and competitiveness.  

On October 3, 2012, the Big Data Commission unveiled its report and findings at an event on Capitol Hill.   TechAmerica and IBM would like to invite you to join us on November 14, 2012 to “Demystify” the Big Data Commission report at the Analytic Solution Center in Washington, DC.  Join Tim Paydos, a key contributor to the Commission’s work, and Director, WW Government Information team at IBM, for an overview on the report. The event will also feature case studies, overview of the public policy section and a discussion of the underlying technologies in Big Data.

The report focuses on demystifying the term “Big Data,” understanding the velocity, variety and complexity of data, and defining the key business outcomes and use cases Big Data will serve. The report also defines “Big Data,” the scope of data collection and metadata generation, and the “art of the possible.” Policy recommendations concerning data governance, research and development, and procurement are also discussed.

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Washington D.C., United States

600 14th Street, NW
Washington D.C.,
United States

Time Description
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast and Check-In
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM Welcome: Frank Stein on Behalf of IBM, Jennifer Kerber on behalf of TechAmerica
9:05 AM - 9:35 AM Big Data Commission Report Overview
Tim Paydos, Director, WW Government Information Agenda Team
9:35 AM - 10:05 AM The Technical Underpinnings of Big Data
Andras Szakal, VP, CTO US Federal
10:05 AM - 10:35 AM Integrating Big Data into the Enterprise
David Robinson, SVP and Chief Innovation Officer, SAP
10:35 AM - 10:50 AM Break - Light Refreshments Provided
10:50 AM - 11:20 AM Big Data at the IRS
Jeff Butler, Director, Research Databases, IRS
11:20 AM - 11:50 AM Overview of Big Data Commission Public Policy Section
Ros Docktor, Governmental Programs Executive
11:50 AM - 12:00 PM Wrap Up: Frank Stein, Director, Analytics Solution Center