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Data Driven Forum

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 8AM-1:30PM EDT
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 8AM-1:30PM EDT
2021-05-04 08:00:00 2021-05-04 13:30:00 America/New_York Data Driven Forum See more details at: , , ,

Registration Fees:

$195 for member firms
$295 for non-member firms
$0 for government

Event Details


Data:  A driver for decision making


Robust, accurate, timely, structured, and relevant data that provides a unified view is a necessary requirement for sound business strategy.  Agencies and industry alike need to know how to identify and match, correct, implement identity rules, enforce adoption of taxonomies and analytics and reference data while also establishing and communicating information policies and mechanisms to ensure effective data use with policies, rules, security requirements, quality standards and data management oversight.  

Solid data and data analysis improves transparency and accountability while also improving teamwork, performance, and employee morale.  Government and industry find it easier to implement incremental changes, monitor vital metrics, make informed decisions, identify trends, and make quick changes based on accurate findings and outcomes.  When government and industry use the data to make better decisions, they need access to the data when they need it.

This forum will provide updates from Chief Data Officers and industry on what they are doing with data readiness and analytics, how have challenges been overcome, such as with the need and analysis of COVID-related data, how workforce roles have changed and what government and industry are planning for the future.

  • Better understand how government is gathering, storing, sharing, and utilizing data
  • Hear from government leaders on what innovative practices they have adopted and what they are doing with the gaps at hand
  • Learn about how security is being addressed and what lessons have been learned
  • Hear from companies on what tools, products, best practices they are offering to the government


Michael Pagels, Chief of the Space Development Agency's Battle Management Cell and Chief Information Officer (Invited)
Others to be named shortly


Carlene Ileto, Acting Chief Data Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Department of Homeland Security (Invited)
Kshemendra Paul, Chief Data Officer and Executive Director, Office of Data Governance & Analytics, Department of Veteran Affairs (Confirmed)
Ron Thompson, Chief Data Officer, Transformation & Data Division, National Aeronautics & Space Administration (Confirmed)

Training Credits

The individuals who successfully complete his program are eligible for 4 Continuous Learning Points (CLP).

Individuals seeking CLPs may obtain their CLPs by sending an email request to training


Registration cancellations made on or before April 13, 2021 will receive a refund.  Registration fees are non-refundable starting April 14, 2021.  Substitutions are available at any time for no fee.  Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to [email protected].  Requests for cancellations will not be accepted by telephone.



Government Co-Chairs:

Carlene Ileto, Acting Chief Data Officer, Officer of the Chief Information Officer, Department of Homeland Security
Ronald Thompson, Chief Data Officer, Transformation & Data Divisions, National Aeronautics & Space Administration

Industry Co-Chairs:

Melonie Richey, Vice President, Technology Solutions, Altamira Technologies Corporation
Diana Zavala, Director, Analytics and Data Services, Perspecta


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