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Northern Virginia Technology Council, the George Washington University and Attain, LLC Host Big Data Symposium

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SOURCE Northern Virginia Technology Council

May 9 event to release research on the future of our region as a global center for Big Data.

HERNDON, Va., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As global market forecasts for Big Data technology and services continue to grow, Northern Virginia and the Potomac Region are well positioned to compete for market share and opportunity. The region is distinguished by our concentration of data analytics businesses and workers, the capacity of our schools in training future data scientists and analysts, our Big Data-related university research initiatives, our historic expertise in managing and interpreting data, and the strong presence of the federal government-one of the largest producers and custodians of Big Data in the world.


During this half-day program, NVTC, the George Washington University and Attain will release a research report conducted by Chmura Economics & Analytics highlighting the depth and breadth of Big Data experience, expertise and assets in our region. The event also will feature two panels of technology industry and academic leaders who will discuss the challenges and opportunities for Big Data technology, applications and analysis, and will explore efforts to grow the talent pool to power the region's Big Data-related businesses.

The event will provide regional business, academic and policy leaders with tools to leverage our region's Big Data assets, guide the development of our data analytics workforce, and contribute to the growth and competitiveness of our region.

Confirmed speakers and panelists:
Anne Altman, IBM
Greg Baroni, Attain
Philip E. Bourne, National Institutes of Health
Mike Bradshaw, Google
Dr. Donald E. Brown, University of Virginia Data Science Institute
Dr. Chris Chmura, Chmura Economics & Analytics
Aneesh Chopra, Hunch Analytics
Dr. Keith Crandall, the George Washington University
Dr. Ali Eskandarian, the George Washington University
Justin Langseth, Zoomdata
Jennifer Morgan, SAP
Gary Shiffman, Giant Oak

DATE:  May 9, 2014

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Registration and Networking
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks
9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Presentation of Key Findings and Media Q&A 
10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Panel: Big Data Challenges and Opportunities
10:45 – 11:30 a.m. Panel: Growing the Big Data Workforce
11:30 a.m.12:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

NTSB Training Center
GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus
45065 Riverside Parkway
Ashburn, VA 20147

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is the membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia. As the largest technology council in the nation, NVTC serves about 1,000 companies and organizations, including businesses from all sectors of the technology industry, service providers, universities, foreign embassies, non-profit organizations and government agencies. Through its member companies, NVTC represents about 300,000 employees in the region. NVTC is recognized as the nation's leader in providing its technology community with networking and educational events; specialized services and benefits; public policy advocacy; branding of its region as a major global technology center; initiatives in targeted business sectors and in the international, entrepreneurship, workforce and education arenas; the Equal Footing Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that serves local area youth; and The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC, which mentors new technology entrepreneurs. Visit NVTC at

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