Big Data – March 2012

March 09, 2012

The focus of this CMIT event was “big data,” the growing use of extremely large data sets that allows analysts to spot business trends, prevent diseases, and combat crime.  The program featured presentations by IT thought leaders from the intelligence community (Gus Hunt, CTO of the CIA), financial services (David Wright, Senior Vice President at Capital One), and consumer data (Mike Brown, CTO of comScore and Gihad Jawhar, Vice President at

Each presenter highlighted emerging trends, opportunities, challenges, and best practices associated with leveraging large data sets in their respective organizations and industries. The program also covered the role that mobile/local/social initiatives are having in creating large data sets and new strategic opportunities.


Mike Brown, CTO, comScore
David Wright, Senior VP, Capital One
Jason Williamson, Oracle
Gus Hunt, CTO, Central Intelligence Agency
Gihad Jawhar, VP,


9:00 – 10:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
10:00 – 10:20 Program Overview by Dr. Barb Wixom, University of Virginia
Wixom Presentation
10:20 – 11:00 Presentation by Mike Brown, CTO, comScore
Brown Presentation
11:00 – 11:30 Presentation by David Wright, Senior VP, Capital One
11:30 – 11:45 Break
11:45 – 12:15 Panel Discussion – Moderated by Jason Williamson, Oracle
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch
1:15 – 2:15 Presentation by Gus Hunt, CTO, Central Intelligence Agency
Hunt Presentation 
2:15 – 2:30 Break
2:30 – 3:15 Presentation by Gihad Jawhar, VP,
Jawhar Presentation
3:15 – 3:30 Program Wrap-Up


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