Everybody is talking about big data, but what is it really, and how do you keep it from overwhelming you? As the amount of data pouring into your organization grows in volume, variety and velocity, how can you utilize it to help your agency better achieve its mission?

Join government technology experts and your peers to discuss how big data, analytics and the latest technology can transform massive data sets into brighter possibilities, keep you on point and help you make smarter decisions.

Whether it's driving down health care costs, preventing fraud and improper payments, or deterring threats to our national security, you can use analytics to create better outcomes.

Featured topic areas

  • Analytics' big role in delivering smart government.
  • Surviving and thriving in the big data avalanche.
  • Implementing analytics strategically for better program outcomes.
  • Using social media more effectively to achieve your objectives.
  • The next big thing – high-performance analytics.

Distinguished speakers

Michael Mandelbaum, PhD, Author and Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
His new book, co-written with Thomas L. Friedman, That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back, debuted at No. 2 on The New York Times best-seller list. Library Journal called it "a book of exceptional importance" that "should be read by policymakers and every American concerned about our country's future."

Thom Rubel, Vice President of Research at IDC Government Insights
Rubel is an industry analyst and thought leader often turned to by national media outlets like The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal as well as industry-specific media outlets for his opinions on government strategy and technology trends, including big data analytics.

Jill Dyché, Vice President for Thought Leadership at DataFlux, and Partner and Co-Founder of Baseline Consulting
Dyché possesses the dynamic combination of best-practice expert, industry gadfly and all-around thought leader in the areas of data governance, business analytics and customer relationship management.

View the complete list of confirmed speakers.