Host Francis Rose explores some of the key issues on big data. This fifth installment of our Tech Leadership Series focuses on how businesses use that data to make decisions or blend it into products and services sold to consumers. Meanwhile, new techniques in data analytics can be used by agencies themselves – to inform decision-making or to help root out fraud, waste, and abuse. According to, the federal government is one of the biggest – if not THE biggest—producer(s) of data. Consequently, government data is a major driver of the American economy. This hour-long program will bring together thought leaders from the public and private sectors to offer our audience informed perspectives on the path forward for big data in government.

Featured on this installment include big data leaders from the United States Department of Agriculture, the United States Air Force, the Library of Congress and the United States Agency for International Development, plus private sector experts from MapD, IBM, Data Coalition and Dcode:

  • Dr. Ted Kaouk, Chief of Staff, Office of the CIO, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Maj. Gen. Kimberly Crider, Chief Data Officer, United States Air Force
  • Monica McEwen, Vice President of Federal, MapD
  • Kate Zwaard, Director for Digital Strategy, Library of Congress
  • Brandon Pustejovsky, Chief Data Officer, United States Agency for International Development
  • Rashmi Mathur, Partner, Advanced Analytics, IBM
  • Hudson Hollister, Founder, Data Coalition
  • Meagan Metzger, Founder and CEO, Dcode

This show is brought to you by MapD and IBM. This sponsored program was created in conjunction with the Government Matters Thought Leadership Network. Government employees were not compensated and do not endorse any companies associated with this program.