GW to Release Report on Big Data in Northern Virginia

Report to Be Released During Event With Panel Discussions on Big Data Workforce Development, Challenges, Opportunities
May 06, 2014

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Kurtis Hiatt: 202-735-6361, kkhiatt@gwu.edu
Nicole Carlotto: 202-994-6466, nfcarlotto@gwu.edu

EVENT:
The George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus (VSTC) will co-release a report highlighting the depth and breadth of big data and assets of the Northern Virginia region.

Big data experts, including from IBM, Google and GW, also will participate in two panels on the challenges and opportunities for big data technologies, applications and analysis, and explore efforts to grow the workforce to power the region's big data-related businesses.

GW President Steven Knapp will make opening remarks.

View the full agenda.

WHO:
Anne Altman, IBM
Greg Baroni, Attain
Mike Bradshaw, Google
Donald E. Brown, University of Virginia Data Science Institute
Leo Chalupa, vice president for research, the George Washington University
Chris Chmura, Chmura Economics and Analytics
Aneesh Chopra, Hunch Analytics
Keith Crandall, director, Computational Biology Institute, the George Washington University
Ali Eskandarian, dean, College of Professional Studies and VSTC, the George Washington University
Steven Knapp, president, the George Washington University
Justin Langseth, Zoomdata
Jennifer Morgan, SAP
Gary Shiffman, Giant Oak

WHEN:
Friday, May 9; 8:30 a.m.-noon

8:30-9 a.m.: Opening remarks, introduction to report
9-9:45 a.m.: Summary of report’s key findings
10-10:45 a.m.: Panel on growing big data workforce
10:45-11:30 a.m.: Panel on big data challenges and opportunities
11:30 a.m.-noon: Closing remarks

WHERE:
National Transportation Safety Board Training Center
GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus
45065 Riverside Parkway
Ashburn, Va.

RSVP:
Media interested in attending should contact Kurtis Hiatt at kkhiatt@gwu.edu or 202-735-6361.

BACKGROUND:
The new report was conducted by Chmura Economics and Analytics and sponsored by Attain, the Northern Virginia Technology Council and the VSTC.

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