Salient Federal Solutions' Cindy Walker to Speak at IASA on Exploring Big Data to Reveal Valuable Business Insights

Recognized Industry Leader Demonstrates Choosing the Right Data Analytics Solutions to Drive Better Business Outcomes

Jul 21, 2014, 08:05 ET from Salient Federal Solutions, Inc.

FAIRFAX, Va., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Salient Federal Solutions, Inc. (Salient), a leading provider of information technology, training, engineering, and intelligence analytics services to agencies in the intelligence, defense, homeland security, cyber security, and federal civilian markets, announces that Cindy Walker will be speaking at the Insurance Accounting & Systems Association, Incorporated (IASA) in Austin Texas. The topic is "The What, Why & How of Big Data". The presentation will be on Thursday July 24, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM.

Ms. Walker, Vice President of Salient's Data Analytics Center of Excellence, is responsible for strategy and innovations spanning predictive analytics, agile business intelligence, and big data solutions for Salient's customers. Ms. Walker is a recognized industry leader and author of numerous articles and white papers on enterprise data management topics and will be on hand to discuss the user side and core elements of big data analytics. She will demonstrate the different types of visualization tools that are available to analyze data with finance and accounting business scenarios. She will point out how users can successfully explore data to reveal valuable business insights and gain competitive advantage.

In her sessions, Ms. Walker will explain the four primary categories of analytics. The four include descriptive (what happened), diagnostic (why did it happen), predictive (what will happen next), and prescriptive (how can I influence what will happen) insights. She will also demonstrate examples of compelling visual displays of data findings that can be used to effectively communicate analytical insights and accelerate informed action.

"The goal of any analytics solution is to provide organizations with actionable insight to proactively drive better business outcomes and improve customer service levels," says Ms. Walker. "Understanding what each analytics type can deliver, then aligning the analytics function to an organization's operational needs can provide a dependable path to an optimal solution that can address business needs."

The Insurance Accounting & Systems Association, Incorporated (IASA) is a non-profit, education association that strives to enhance the knowledge of insurance professionals, and participants from similar organizations closely allied with the insurance industry by facilitating the exchange of ideas and information. IASA is one of the insurance industry's largest, and most well represented trade associations. The event will be held at the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa Austin, TX July 24 – 25, 2014. To learn more about the conference visit

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About Salient Federal Solutions: A leading provider of Federal IT and engineering solutions enabling government and industry to respond quickly to new or surge mission requirements with exactly the right people, skills, expertise, and technical solutions. Salient is constantly working to accelerate mission impact by delivering highly adaptable technology services, engineering solutions, and domain expertise enabling customers to rapidly meet the pressing requirements of today while anticipating tomorrow's evolving challenges. Headquartered in Fairfax, VA, Salient has offices in McLean, Colorado Springs, Orlando, San Diego, and Tampa. Recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America's Most Promising Companies and named Contractor of the Year.

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