March 9, 2012 - Big Data
The focus of this program was “big data,” the growing use of extremely large data sets that allows analysts to spot business trends, prevent diseases, and combat crime. The program featured presentations by IT thought leaders from the intelligence community (Gus Hunt, CTO of the CIA), financial services (David Wright, Senior Vice President at Capital One), and consumer data (Mike Brown, CTO of comScore and Gihad Jawhar, Vice President at Lowes.com). Each presenter highlighted emerging trends, opportunities, challenges, and best practices associated with leveraging large data sets in their respective organizations and industries. There program also covered the role that mobile/local/social initiatives are having on creating large data sets and new strategic opportunities.
Mike Brown, CTO, comScore
David Wright, Senior VP, Capital One
Jason Williamson, Oracle
Gus Hunt, CTO, Central Intelligence Agency
Gihad Jawhar, VP, Lowes.com