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USGIF & Analyst One Holds Data Analytics Workshop

Posted on July 29, 2014 with 0 comments

On Wednesday, July 30, Analyst One and USGIF held a data analytics workshop called “Analytics 2014: Insights for Mission Impact,” at the Hyatt Regency Reston in Reston, VA. This event provided a full venue of interactive sessions designed to extract and share lessons learned. Some of the greatest minds in analytics for business outcomes and mission impact gave keynotes, presentations, and participated in panel discussions.

Speakers included:

  • Dr. Ilkay Altintas, Director, Workflows for Data Science Center of Excellence, SDSC
  • Dr. David A. Bray, Chief Information Officer, FCC
  • Dr. Kirk Borne, Data Scientist and Professor, George Mason University
  • Dr. Philip E. Bourne, Associate Director for Data Science, NIH
  • Matt Devost, President & CEO, FusionX
  • Dave Gauthier, Activity Based Intelligence Portfolio Lead, Analysis Directorate, NGA
  • Dr. Robert Grossman, Director, Center for Data Intensive Science, University of Chicago; and Partner, Open Data Group
  • Bob Jimenez, Chief Technology Officer, NRO
  • Jeff Jonas, IBM Fellow and Chief Scientist of Context Computing, IBM
  • Carmen Medina, Specialist Leader, Deloitte Consulting
  • Ed Mornston, Director, Human Development Directorate, NGA
  • Dr. William Nolte, Program Director, Intelligence Center of Academic Excellence, University of Maryland School of Public Policy
  • Dr. Erin M. Simpson, Chief Executive Officer, Caerus Associates
  • Jason Thomas, Manager of Innovation for the Government, Thomson Reuters
  • Dr. Dave Warner, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Neuroscientist and the Director of Medical Intelligence, MindTel

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YPG Hosts Open Discussion with Dr. Dave Warner on July 29

Posted on July 22, 2014 with 0 comments

Join the Young Professionals Group (YPG) for "An Opportunity to Topple Oppressive Regimes: Beer for Data with Dr. Dave Warner, M.D., Ph.D. on Tuesday, July 29 at the Synglyphx Offices in Arlington, VA from 5:30 to 8:30 P.M.

This event is a casual, open discussion with Dr. Dave Warner about his data visualization work. While in Afghanistan, Dr. Warner began a “Beer for Data” initiative to encourage information sharing among partners in the region. Through this, he pulled together collected data in a program he created called Antz. This program uses the optimal design of a visual environment to enable users to more efficiently interact with and synthesize high-dimensional and complex data sets.

Complimentary pizza and beverages will be provided.

Reserve your spot through Eventbrite.

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Gary Wang of OUSD(I) Speaks at GEOINTeraction Tuesday

Posted on July 21, 2014 with 0 comments

USGIF hosted its bimonthly GEOINTeraction Tuesday event on Tuesday, July 8 at Maggiano’s in McLean, VA. GEOINTeraction Tuesday is a casual networking event where you can develop new relationships, exchange ideas and discover business opportunities.

The guest speaker at this event was Gary Wang, Director Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance Infrastructure (ISRI), Office of Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence). During this event Wang discussed the agenda for the Office of Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, provided some recent observations and commented on current challenges and trends.

Check out the recap of the event at

The next GEOINTeraction Tuesday will be held on September 9 in Springfield, VA.

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