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TechAmerica Foundation Big Data Commission
Data in the world is doubling every 18 months. Across government everyone is talking about the concept of Big Data, and how this new technology will transform the way Washington does business. Looking past the excitement, many questions remained unanswered- until now. The TechAmerica Foundation’s Big Data Commission has worked diligently to put together the most comprehensive report on Big Data of its kind. What is Big Data, really? How is it defined? What capabilities are required to succeed? How do you use Big Data to make intelligent decisions? How will agencies effectively govern and secure huge volumes of information, while protecting privacy and civil liberties? And perhaps most importantly, what value will it really deliver to the US Government and the citizenry we serve?
The Big Data Commission released its findings October 3rd to help answer these questions and many more. The report, “Demystifying Big Data: A Practical Guide to Transforming the Business of Government,” provides the government’s senior policy and decision makers with a comprehensive roadmap to using Big Data to better serve the American people.
For more information about the Big Data Commission or other related activities, please contact Chris Wilson, email@example.com or (202) 682-4451.
|Steven A. Mills
Senior Vice President and Group Executive
Software & Systems
Global Executive Vice President
and General Manager
SAP Database & Technology
Global Public Sector
Amazon Web Services
Chief Technology Officer
Science, Technology and Engineering Group
|Dr. Michael Rappa
Director of the Institute for Advanced Analytics and Distinguished University Professor
North Carolina State University
|Dr. Leo Irakliotis
Dean and National Director for the College of Information Technology
Western Governors University (WGU)
The Big Data Commission is chaired by Steven A. Mills, Senior Vice President and Group Executive, Software & Systems, IBM Corporation and Steve Lucas, Global Executive Vice President and General Manager, SAP Database & Technology. Serving as vice chairs of the commission are Teresa Carlson, Vice president Global Public Sector, Amazon Web Services and Bill Perlowitz, Chief Technology Officer, Science, Technology and Engineering Group, Wyle.
Serving as the Academic Co-Chairs will be Dr. Michael Rappa, founding director of the Institute for Advanced Analytics at North Carolina State University and principal architect of its Master of Science in Analytics degree; and Dr. Leo Irakliotis, Dean and National Director for the College of Information Technology at Western Governors University (WGU).
The commission membership is comprised of leading experts on big data and representing both industry and academia, along with a government advisory board with the objective of providing guidance on how Government Agencies should be leveraging Big Data to address their most critical business imperatives, and how Big Data can drive U.S. innovation and competitiveness. A full list of the commission membership can be found here.
- AM Biotech
- IRS Compliance Data Warehouse
- NARA ERA
- NASA Human Spaceflight Imagery
- NOAA NWS
- University of Ontario
- Vesta Wind Energy
About TechAmerica Foundation
TechAmerica Foundation educates industry executives, policy makers and opinion leaders on the promise of technological innovation to advance prosperity, security and the general welfare. Launched in 1981, the Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan affiliate of TechAmerica, the leading voice and resource for the U.S. technology industry. The Foundation disseminates award-winning industry, policy and market research covering topics such as U.S. competitiveness in a global economy, innovation in government, and other areas of national interest. It also organizes conferences and seminars to explore pertinent issues with government and industry representatives and to share the Foundation’s findings.