Using Analytics to Achieve Your Mission

In today's federal government, performance management is only possible with an understanding of data analytics. With the increasing demand for federal programs and the growing budget constraints placed on agencies implementing these programs, getting access to and making sense of the volumes of collected data is vital in ensuring success in daily operations and overall program execution. 

In her keynote address, Kathryn Stack, Advisor for Evidence-Based Innovation at the Office of Management and Budget, discusses the need for federal agencies to modernize their data infrastructure and data management processes in order to support program improvement, understanding and implementation. Kathryn highlights examples of how agencies are using analytics to more efficiently and effectively ensure they are driving the best outcomes for the taxpayers they serve.
Speaker: Kathryn Stack, OMB, Advisor for Evidence-Based Innovation, Office of Management and Budget  

Predictive Analytics: Delivering on the Promise of Big Data

The excitement over "big data" has grown dramatically. But what is the value, the function, the purpose? The most actionable win to be gained from data is prediction. This is achieved by analytically learning from data how to render predictions for each individual. Such predictions drive more effectively the millions of operational decisions that government agencies make every day. In this keynote, Predictive Analytics World founder and Predictive Analytics author Eric Siegel reveals how predictive analytics works, and the ways in which it delivers value to federal organizations.
Eric Siegel
, Founder, Predictive Analytics World and Author, "Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die"



Mission-Based Budgeting: Changing the Focus to Mission

A traditional federal budgeting process typically asks “where can we cut?” But this premise serves agencies poorly today and in the foreseeable future because the focus remains on funding levels rather than on the mission. The question that results-based budgeting asks is “what can we most effectively accomplish at our current funding level?” 

In this session, learn how true, results-based budgeting – which ties budget allocations to key agency goals and metrics -- can improve organizational performance while meeting the challenges of federal budgeting.
Andrew Schatz
, Federal Regional Manager for Performance Management, IBM
Steve Feller, Enterprise Performance Management Lead Strategy Consultant, IBM

Budget and Finance Demonstration

Within a single platform, IBM’s budgeting solutions deliver a robust planning and budgeting environment where users can contribute at various levels within an agency or program and see the impact that budgeting decisions will have on performance.

Ed Wright
, Business Analytics Specialty Architect, IBM



Making Sense of Big Data

Each day brings news of more and more astounding statistics about the rise of “big data." While federal agencies are struggling to make sense out of their big data challenges, the answer lies not in organizing and evaluating big data, but in the insights that can be found within it. Insights that can help you meet mission goals such as better healthcare, improved public safety, crime prevention, national security and improved environmental health.
Ed Weber
, Federal Regional Manager, Business Intelligence and Advanced Analytics, IBM

Making Big Data Accessible Demonstration

See how IBM big data analytics solutions can help you uncover key insights and predictive drivers in big data, while also making discovery on big data more accessible to more of your team --- all without programming or advanced statistics expertise.
James Parry
, Predictive Analytics Solution Architect, IBM



What’s New in Analytics?

The future is now: Discover faster, easier, smarter analytics. 

IBM is designing analytics solutions that are more accessible, more easily attainable and better understood by everyone. Watch this session to learn what’s new and how you can best position your agency for the future.
Tom Arcuri
, Federal Executive for Business Analytics, IBM
Deepak Nelli, Big Data & Analytics Strategy Executive, IBM
Mark Ritzmann, Sales CTO, Predictive Analytics, IBM
Jonathan Lincheck, North American Technical Executive, Predictive and Business Intelligence, IBM

Transformative Solutions Demonstration

Discover what's new in IBM Government Analytics. This demonstration session will showcase some of our newest solutions for smart data discovery and visualization. Attend this session and see how all users can engage, experience and gain actionable insights from the power of Advanced Analytics in a matter of minutes.
Ben Chard
, Federal Analytics Solution Manager, IBM
Jonathan Lincheck, North American Technical Executive, Predictive and Business Intelligence, IBM

Delivering Anticipatory Analytics at NGA

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) delivers world-class geospatial intelligence that provides a decisive advantage to policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals and first responders. Anyone who sails a U.S. ship, flies a U.S. aircraft, makes national policy decisions, fights wars, locates targets, responds to natural disasters, or even navigates with a cell phone relies on NGA.

A key strategic objective for the agency is, by 2017, to provide an innovative range of anticipatory analytic products and services that make a measurable difference in outcomes for customers. Key to achieving this goal is the agency’s use of the IBM SPSS product suite. In this session, learn how NGA is using this suite to tap legacy databases, build advanced analytics scenario’s against both structured and unstructured text, and deliver embedded insights to its customers.
Kevin Ayers
, Senior Analyst, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency