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Big Data: Advancing the Art of Analytics
Friday - 10/15/2010, 2:35pm EDT
The application of knowledge discovery within the cloud is immensely powerful, but not inbuilt. We are collectively moving past the question of "what is cloud computing", and swiftly moving towards "how does the cloud enable advanced analysis against massive volumes of data?" With industry and government leveraging multiple clouds, how do we successfully share and search large collections of data across systems, departments, and geographies? Organizations will continue to discuss and better understand the analytic power and economies of cloud computing, in the sense of data storage, sharing, and management; but we are quickly discovering that creating knowledge from data is more than just a discussion of technology. It's a discussion of what can be accomplished when massive data and cloud computing efficiencies combine to make advanced analysis and innovation possible.
Michael Byrne- Geographic Information Officer, Federal Communications Commission
Jeff Jonas- Chief Scientist, IBM Entity Analytics Group
David Mihelcic- Chief Technology Officer, Defense Information Systems Agency
Chris Nissen- National Security Analysis Group, MITRE
Mike Olson- Chief Executive Officer, Cloudera
Moderator: Chris Kelly - Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
About the Panel:
Senior Vice President
Booz Allen Hamilton
Geographic Information Officer
Federal Communications Commission
Byrne holds a Masters in geography from the University of California at Davis and is a certified GIS professional. He previously served as the e-Services program manager for the California Department of Public Health and as the enterprise GIS architect for the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development.
IBM Entity Analytics Group
Prior to the acquisition Jonas lead SRD through the design and development of a number of unique systems including technology used by the Las Vegas gaming industry. One such innovation played a pivotal role in protecting the gaming industry from aggressive card count teams. The most notable known as the MIT team featured in the book "Bringing Down the House", and recent movie "21." This work is frequently featured in documentaries appearing on, the Discovery Channel, Learning Channel and the Travel Channel.
Following an investment in 2001 by In-Q-Tel, the venture capital arm of the CIA; SRD began playing a role in America's national security and counterterrorism mission. One such contribution includes an analysis of the connections between the individual 9/11 terrorists. This link analysis is now taught in universities and has been widely cited by think tanks and the media, for example, an extensive one-on-one interview with Peter Jennings that aired on ABC PrimeTime.
Jonas designs next generation technology that helps organizations better leverage their enterprise-wide information assets. With particular interest in real-time "sensemaking" these innovative systems fundamentally improve enterprise intelligence which makes organizations smarter, more efficient and highly competitive.
Jonas' work has received wide media attention from the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, to Fortune Magazine, MSNBC and National Public Radio. A highly sought after speaker, Jonas travels the globe discussing innovation, national security, and privacy with government leaders, industry executives, leading global think tanks, privacy advocacy groups, and policy research organizations. He is a Member of the Markle Foundation Task Force on National Security in the Information Age, a Board Member of the US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), on the EPIC Advisory Board, a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and a Distinguished Engineer of Information Systems (adjunct) at Singapore Management University. Jonas periodically testifies on privacy and counterterrorism in such venues as the Department of Homeland Security's Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, and other federally convened commissions.
Jonas was briefly a quadriplegic in 1988 following a car accident. Today, he competes in Ironman triathlons around the world. He has three wonderful children he raised as a single father. Jeff Jonas blogs at: www.jeffjonas.typepad.com.
Chief Technology Officer
Defense Information Systems Agency
Prior to his appointment as CTO, Mr. Mihelcic served as the Deputy Program Director and Chief Executive Engineer for the Global Information Grid Bandwidth Expansion (GIG-BE) Program. Mr. Mihelcic was the ultimate technical authority for this critical, $877 million expansion of DoD terrestrial communications and was responsible for defining the GIG-BE architecture and leading all technical aspects of the Program.
Previously, Mr. Mihelcic served as the Chief Executive Engineer for the Defense Information System Network (DISN), Commander of the Center for Horizontal Integration, and Deputy Chief Executive Engineer for Information Processing at DISA. Prior to his appointment to the Senior Executive Service at DISA in 1999, Mr. Mihelcic headed the Network Security Section of the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and has also worked in private industry as a Senior Consultant with SRI Consulting.
Mr. Mihelcic is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. (Current as of January 2006)
National Security Analysis Group
Chief Executive Officer