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Big Data and Analytics Committee Meeting

January 24, 2017

We are pleased to invite industry, government customers and innovators, and data science graduate students to join the NVTC Big Data & Analytics Committee and the George Mason University Data Analytics Engineering Multi-Disciplinary Graduate Program for a mini-symposium: Social Analytics: Discovering Opportunities, Creating Value.

The half-day program will feature keynote remarks from The Weather Company (IBM Global Business Services) Partner and GBS Integration Executive Catherine Reese.

The conversation also will feature two panels. The first will be a panel of innovative researchers and problem solvers who will present discovery, the latest social analytics research and lay frameworks for new opportunity and impact. The second panel will be led by a top entrepreneur, a senior industry data scientist, a cybersecurity data analytics entrepreneur and a social analytics expert who specializes in elections and politics. The panel will feature a discussion with Reese and highlight emerging challenges and opportunities for value creation.


Agenda


8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Registration and Networking
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Panel: Research and Emerging Challenges for New Value Creation
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Keynote Remarks
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Panel: Social Analytics: Impact, Issues and Perspectives


Keynote Speaker: Catherine Reese, Partner and GBS Integration Executive for The Weather Company, IBM Global Business Services

Panel: Research and Emerging Challenges for New Value Creation
Dr. Hemant Purohit, GMU Assistant Professor
Dr. Liang Zhao, GMU Assistant Professor
Jim Dugan, Senior Data Scientist, Microsoft Federal
Peter Vaselopulos, Director of Enterprise Telecommunications, Broadcasting Board of Governors, Voice of America
John Wise, CEO & Co-founder, Loci Inc.
Tom Woteki, CTO, Maximus Federal (moderator)

Panel: Social Analytics: Impact, Issues and Perspectives
Dr. Hemant Purohit, GMU Assistant Professor
Catherine Reese, Partner and GBS Integration Executive for The Weather Company, IBM Global Business Services
Peter Vaselopulos, Director of Enterprise Telecommunications, Broadcasting Board of Governors, Voice of America
Tom Woteki, CTO, Maximus Federal
Brett Berlin, Volgenau School of Engineering, George Mason University (moderator)




Location:
George Mason University
Johnson Center; First Floor Cinema
4400 University Dr.
Fairfax, VA