FAIRFAX, Va., Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Salient CRGT, Inc., a leading provider of full lifecycle information technology and training services with expert depth in Agile software development, data analytics, mobility, cyber security, and infrastructure, announces that thought leaders in IT Transformation and Data Analytics, John Edgar and David Vennergrund, will be speaking at an Executive Breakfast for Advanced Analytics in Government on Wednesday, November 18, 2015.
The event, co-sponsored by Salient CRGT and MicroStrategy, will share information with government executives on how business intelligence, data discovery, and advanced analytics tools can help transform the massive amounts of data captured by federal agencies into actionable information using insightful visualizations.
Mr. Edgar, Chief Strategist – IT Transformation at Salient CRGT, will draw upon his experience as the Vice President, Information Technology, for the United States Postal Service (USPS), where he was responsible for one of the world's largest corporate technology infrastructures with IT systems that operate around the clock powering all USPS business units. With the use of tools, such as MicroStrategy, he gained valuable insights into how to transform an agency into a data driven organization. Mr. Edgar will share his philosophy and strategy for understanding the evolution of data analytics and how to harness the power of data to drive mission objectives and make better business decisions in today's data-centric world.
Mr. Vennergrund, the Director of Predictive Analytics and Data Science in Salient CRGT's Data Analytics Innovation Center, is a recognized industry leader in predictive analytics and business intelligence. He has helped developed Salient CRGT's distinctive Proof-to-Impact Analytics™ offering and has shared his past 20 years of experience supporting Federal clients at
industry forums on such topics as data mining, fraud detection, and predictive analytics.
Mr. Vennergrund will discuss mission impact and technical details of a forecasting system created by Salient CRGT for a federal agency that uses MicroStrategy time-series forecasting, regression models, and predictive analytics tools applied to OMB macro-economic data and historical tenant contributions. These models help to forecast the total subsidy needed for more than 17,000 contracts that supply over 1 million units to more than 2.2 million tenants.
"Federal agencies are increasingly leveraging the power of their operational data by combining it with macro-economic data to create powerful and accurate budget forecasts," said Mr. Vennergrund. "The application of predictive analytic and machine-learning algorithms, like those contained in the MicroStrategy Data Mining Services, allow these agencies to learn from the past to predict and plan for the future."
About Salient CRGT
Salient CRGT provides federal civilian, defense, homeland, and intelligence agencies with expert depth in Agile software development, data analytics, mobility, cyber security and infrastructure. We support these core capabilities with full lifecycle IT services and training—to help our customers meet critical goals for pivotal missions. The most innovative talent delivery model in the industry, scientifically providing exactly the right people for the customers' most pressing requirements, fuels these critical capabilities. Salient CRGT has earned a record of success with integration and operations of largescale, highvolume solutions. On September 15, 2015, Salient and CRGT announced closing of the merger transactions – visit newsroom. For additional information, visit www.salientcrgt.com
Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy is a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms. Our mission is to provide the most flexible, powerful, scalable, and user-friendly analytics and identity management platforms, offered either on premises or in the cloud.
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