RESTON, Va., Dec. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider, today announced that its next big data conference will be held on Tuesday, December 9, in Newport News, Virginia. The Tidewater Big Data Event is a full-day program, featuring presentations, lightning talks and demonstrations by big data experts from numerous sectors. It will show attendees how effective big data strategies are being developed and applied to improve cybersecurity, fraud prevention, data discovery and data consolidation, as well as other mission-critical initiatives. Hosted by Carahsoft, Cloudera and HumanGeo, the event will be held at the Marriott at City Center from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, December 9, 2014.
The Tidewater Big Data Event comes at a crucial time as organizations across all levels of government are looking for ways to harness the benefits of big data. In fact, a recent research survey by Meritalk indicates that 70 percent of all agency leaders believe that big data will play a critical role in meeting mission objectives in the next five years.
The agenda for this event has been carefully crafted to provide use cases, best practices and expert guidance to help inform agencies as they develop, implement and improve their big data strategies. The keynote speakers include:
Ms. Manjula Ambur, NASA's chief knowledge officer and associate CIO for big data analytics, who will discuss the NASA Langley big data strategy and initiatives. Her address will showcase the big data analytics and machine intelligence strategy that is enabling NASA to take advantage of specific transformational technologies for enhanced mission success and innovation.
Dr. George Hsieh, professor of computer science, Norfolk State University, who will focus on the topic of building a cloud computing and big data infrastructure for cybersecurity research and education.
Additional speakers include Tom Reilly, chief executive officer, Cloudera; Karen Jackson, Secretary of Technology, Commonwealth of Virginia; Matt Twiggs, vice president and founder of the Engineering Sector, BOSH Global Services; and Tony Cerri, director, Data Transformation Laboratory, US Army Training and Doctrine Command G-2, Training Brain Operations Center.
Sessions will highlight Apache Hadoop essentials, the role of an enterprise data hub, intelligence community sharing, geospatial analytics and data strategy development, among other topics. Additionally, government and industry thought leaders will discuss best practices around big data technology, trends and issues, and focus on lessons learned related to the implementation of big data analysis for mission needs. The event will also include technology exhibits and several networking opportunities.
For more information about this complimentary conference, which is being sponsored by EMC2, Synthos Technologies, Adobe Systems, GlobalScape, and SAP, view the full agenda or register here.
About Carahsoft Carahsoft Technology Corp. is the trusted Government IT solutions provider. As a top-ranked GSA Schedule Contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of manufacturers, resellers and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value.
The company's dedicated Solutions Divisions proactively market, sell and deliver Adobe, VMware, Symantec, EMC, F5 Networks, Open Source, HP, SAP and Innovative and Intelligence products and services, among others. Carahsoft is consistently recognized by its partners as a top revenue producer, and is listed annually among the industry's fastest growing firms by CRN, Inc., Washington Technology, Washington Business Journal, the Washington Post and SmartCEO. Visit us at www.carahsoft.com.