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Speakers Predictive Analytics World Government 2014
 Peter Aiken

Peter Aiken

Founding Director

Data Blueprint

Peter Aiken is an acknowledged Data Management (DM) authority. As a practicing data consultant, professor, author and researcher, he has studied DM for more than 30 years.  International recognition has come from assisting more than 150 organizations in 30 countries including some of the world's most important.  He is a dynamic presence at events and author of 10 books and multiple publications, including his latest on Data Strategy.  Peter also hosts the longest running and most successful webinar series dedicated to DM (hosted by  In 1999, he founded Data Blueprint, a consulting firm that helps organizations leverage data for profit, improvement, competitive advantage and operational efficiencies.  He is also Associate Professor of Information Systems at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), past President of the International Data Management Association (DAMA-I) and Associate Director of the MIT International Society of Chief Data Officers.  

Session: Building a Data-centric Strategy & Roadmap

 Kevin  Ayers

Kevin Ayers

Senior Analyst

National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA)

Kevin Ayers is a senior analyst with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and is currently acting as the deputy champion for the mission-oriented solution theme effort under way at the agency. He has been an analyst with NGA since 1997 and has been an advocate for spatial data analysis and advanced analytics at NGA since 2000. Kevin's work in data analysis has led the agency in furthering its vision of providing anticipatory analysis to NGA's customers in an on-line, on-demand environment.

Session: Delivering Anticipatory Analytics at NGA

 Elaine Ayo

Elaine Ayo

Graduate Student

Georgetown University

Elaine Ayo is studying for a master's degree in statistics in hopes of applying statistical methods and data analysis techniques to journalism.

Prior to graduate school, she worked as a reporter and editor in South Korea, Chile, and Texas.

Dr. Jennifer Bachner

Dr. Jennifer Bachner

Director, MS in Government Analytics

Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Jennifer Bachner is the Director of the Master of Science in Government Analytics and Certificate in Government Analytics at Johns Hopkins University. She teaches courses in statistical analysis, survey research, public opinion, elections and American political behavior. Her research examines coalition building in Congress, government responsiveness and the growth of online education. Her recent report, Predictive Policing: Preventing Crime with Data and Analytics, has been published by the IBM Center for the Business of Government. She received her PhD in government from Harvard University and undergraduate degrees in political science and social studies education from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Session: Predictive Policing: Preventing Crime with Data and Analytics

 Paul Ballew

Paul Ballew

Chief Data, Insight & Analytics Officer

Dun & Bradstreet

Paul Ballew currently serves as Dun & Bradstreet's Chief Data, Insight & Analytics Officer. Paul brings extensive experience in Data, Product, Marketing, Innovation and Analytics to D&B. Mr. Ballew is responsible for creating an innovative strategy for D&B's data acquisition, maintenance and analytics across the globe. Paul also leverages his understanding of the market and macro-economic conditions to develop a robust, executable global data strategy.

Prior to joining D&B, Paul served as Nationwide's Senior Vice President and Chief Economist. Mr. Ballew was responsible for the company's macro consumer analytics, economic forecasting and analysis, and industry forecasts in support of business planning and strategy.

Prior to joining Nationwide, Paul served as General Motors Corporation's Executive Director for Global Market and Industry Analysis. Mr. Ballew was a Partner for J.D. Power and Associates from 1995-1999. Mr. Ballew was a Research Officer and Senior Economist with the Federal Reserve from 1988-1995.

Session: Developing an Analytical Framework & Measuring Risk at the SBA
Sponsored Session: Anticipatory Analytics: The Path Towards Future Truth

 Jay Bhatt

Jay Bhatt

Chief Health Officer

Illinois Hospital Association

Jay Bhatt serves as the first Chief Health Officer at the Illinois Hospital Association. In this role he helps the 200 hospitals and 50 health systems transform, achieve the triple aim, and be positioned to succeed in this era of reform. Most recently, he was Managing Deputy Commissioner and Chief Innovation Officer for the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH). There he lead the implementation of innovations in cross-sector partnerships, predictive analytics, chronic disease and informatics earning numerous national recognition. He also is a practicing internal medicine physician for Erie Family Health Center in Chicago serving vulnerable populations and is a member of the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern faculty.

In 2006-07 he served as the National President of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) where he led advocacy efforts around the National Health Service Corps. Dr. Bhatt led the development of the AMSA PharmFree Scorecard in 2007 helping change the culture of conflict of interest in academic medical centers.

He graduated from the University of Chicago in 1999 with a degree in Economics. In 2008, Dr. Bhatt received both his medical degree from the PCOM, and his Master in Public Health degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. In 2012 he received his Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government as a Zuckerman Leadership Fellow and Mongan Commonwealth Fund/Harvard Minority Health Policy Fellow.

Session: Transforming Food Inspections Using Predictive Analytics

 Lewis Broome

Lewis Broome

Principal Consultant, Data Services Practice Lead

!mpact Makers

An innovative and practiced thought-leader in data management, Lewis Broome has more than 20 years of experience successfully leading the design and implementation of data management and information technology solutions. Lewis has hands-on experience as a developer, a business analyst, an architect and IT portfolio manager. As an executive in the global financial industry, Lewis led development teams in building globally integrated data solutions for Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley. In these roles, he has focused on data management as the foundational component to truly sustain analytical solutions. Until recently, Lewis was the CEO for a small but nationally recognized boutique data management consulting firm. In this role, Lewis delivered for clients a comprehensive approach for developing the foundational data management practices needed to enable a truly valuable and effective analytics capability. This approach is centered on clearly understanding and articulating the business needs. Currently, Lewis is a principal consultant and the Data Services practice lead at Impact Makers, a consulting firm based in Richmond Virginia.

Session: Building a Data-centric Strategy & Roadmap

 Gary Cantrell

Gary Cantrell

Deputy Inspector General for Investigations

Office of Investigations (OI)

As the Deputy Inspector General for Investigations, Gary Cantrell leads the Office of Investigations (OI)within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG). Since 2012,he has been overseeing the operations and resources of OI, an office with more than 600 employees including investigators, analysts, forensic examiners, and administrative staff. Under Mr. Cantrell’s leadership, OI has had record accomplishments with nearly 6,800 criminal and civil actions, more than 18,000 exclusions, and over $21 billion in investigative receivables.

Through his engagement with the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT),
Mr. Cantrell coordinates with the Department of Justice and State law enforcement agencies to prevent
fraud in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. In June 2016, this partnership oversaw the largest national
health care fraud takedown in history, resulting in charges against 301 individuals for approximately $900
million in false billing.

Mr. Cantrell also engages extensively with the private sector to prevent and detect fraud in health care. He
serves on the Board of Directors for the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association, represents OIG on
the Health Care Fraud Prevention Partnership, and frequently speaks on the topic of health care fraud
before numerous private associations.

Mr. Cantrell began his career with OI in 1996 as a Special Agent in the Atlanta Regional Office and has since
served in a variety of leadership positions in OIG. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Criminal Justice from
Georgia State University and in Computer and Information Science from the University of Maryland
University College. He is a co-recipient of two Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency
(CIGIE) awards for Excellence in Information Technology and of numerous HHS OIG awards.

Session:From Analytics to Action and Results – A Law Enforcement Perspective

 Brent Ciurlino

Brent Ciurlino

Director, Office of Credit Risk Management

Small Business Administration

Brent Ciurlino joined SBA as the Director for the Office of Credit Risk Management (OCRM) on January 3, 2012. Prior to joining SBA, he served the FDIC in two administrative terms, first during the S & L Crisis of 1990 and more recently during the current financial and credit crisis beginning in 2008.

Most recently he served as an FDIC - Federal Agency Appointee under Chairman Sheila Bair in the Obama Administration from January 2009 to December 2011 in the position of Corporate Manager. Mr. Ciurlino served his first Agency Appointment under Chairman William Siedman- FDIC in the first Bush Administration as Deputy Director for the Resolution Trust Corporation from 1989 to 1992. Mr. Ciurlino rejoined FDIC as Corporate Manager in 2009.

Mr. Ciurlino has over 25 years of lending and banking experience including tenure as CEO and Chief Credit Officer of UnionBank Holding Company and UnionBank.

Session: Developing an Analytical Framework & Measuring Risk at the SBA

 Damon  Davis

Damon Davis

Director for the Health Data Initiative, Chief Technology Office


Damon Davis serves as Director for the Health Data Initiative in the office of the Chief Technology Officer in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He is responsible for leading the Department's efforts to promote the Health Data Initiative, a movement devoted to implementing policies directed at improving access to federal data resources, and promoting the expanded uses of the data for applications and services to promote innovative solutions to problems in health, health care, and the delivery of human services. Prior to his post in the CTO's office Mr. Davis worked in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) in the Office of Consumer eHealth (OCeH). As Special Assistant in ONC his focus was on increasing consumer access to secure electronic personal health information. He joined the department in 2009. Mr. Davis holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Hampton University and a Masters of Business Administration from Loyola College of Maryland.

KEYNOTE: The Health Data Initiative: Past, Present, and Future

Dr. John Elder, Ph.D.

Dr. John Elder, Ph.D.

Founder & Chair

Elder Research


John Elder chairs America’s most experienced Data Science consultancy. Founded in 1995, Elder Research has offices in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Washington DC, and London. Dr. Elder co-authored 3 award-winning books on analytics, was a discoverer of ensemble methods, chairs international conferences, and is a popular keynote speaker. John is occasionally an Adjunct Professor of Systems Engineering at the University of Virginia.

KEYNOTE: The Peril of Vast Search (and How Target Shuffling Can Save Science)

 Michael  Falkowski

Michael Falkowski

US Federal - Defense, Intelligence, & Justice

IBM Advanced Analytics

Bio is forthcoming.

Session: Delivering Anticipatory Analytics at NGA

 Saratu  Ghartey

Saratu Ghartey

Chief Program Accountability Officer

NYC Human Resources Administration Investigation, Revenue and Enforcement Administration

Saratu Grace Ghartey is the Chief Program Accountability Officer for Human Resources Administration's Audit, Office of Program Accountability and Investigation, Revenue and Enforcement Administration (IREA) operations, including the Bureau of Eligibility Verification (BEV), the Bureau of Fraud Investigation (BFI), and the Office of Revenue.

In addition to these responsibilities, she is also the leader of IREA's operational support groups, which includes IREA's Management Analysis, Policy and Data (MAPD) Division. MAPD conducts operational evaluations and audits, provides data analysis and reporting tools, develops procedures and policies, monitors compliance with governing regulations, and spearheads special projects.

Ms. Ghartey came to IREA from the New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG), where she was first the Assistant Medicaid Inspector General for Research and Evaluations, and then managed the Division of Investigations' downstate operations.

Ms. Ghartey is a graduate of the Harvard Law School, and of Boston University, where she majored in Economics.

Session: How Luxury Cars and Predictive Analytics Impact & Protect the Integrity of Your Public Assistance Programs

LTC Gary Good

LTC Gary Good

Office of Business Transformation

Under Secretary of the Army

Straterationist Gary L. Good is an Army Strategist currently serving at the Office of Business Transformation for the Under Secretary of the Army. His role is to facilitate and translate strategic imperatives to business operations in the US Army. After becoming an officer and flying Blackhawk helicopters, Gary served on the planning team for Operation Iraqi Freedom before leaving the Army. After two years working as a retail manager, Gary was called back to active duty and became an Army Strategist working at three and four star level staffs as chief of plans and strategic planner in Korea, Afghanistan, and the Pentagon. He spends his spare time developing his consulting business due to start operations in 2015.

Gary graduated from the State University of New York with a B.S. in Information Technology and from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with an MBA. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife Magdalena and has three children, Samuel, Emily, and Abigail, who live in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Session: The Role of the Interpreter: Standing between Vision Leaders and Action Technicians are the Interpreters - Critical for Successful Analytics Deployments

 Elisabeth Handley

Elisabeth Handley

Deputy Operations Director

CMS Center for Program Integrity

Elisabeth A. Handley is the Deputy Director of Operations in the Center for Program Integrity. She brings diverse experience from within HHS across programs and functions, including five years with the OIG and more than a decade with CMS, including regulating managed care organizations and partnership development. Lis most recently worked for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) where she was the Deputy National Coordinator for Operations. She has also led community health center programs at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and outreach and involvement of cancer advocates and professional societies at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). She began her federal career as a Presidential Management Fellow at the Social Security Administration, after receiving a Master of Public Administration degree from Florida State University.

Keynote: Predicting Predictive Analytics Savings and The Future

 Harlan Harris

Harlan Harris


Data Science DC

Harlan Harris has a PhD in Computer Science (Machine Learning) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with post-doctoral work in Cognitive Psychology. He has worked as a data scientist at Kaplan Test Prep in New York City and Sentrana, Inc. in Washington, DC.

Harlan also co-founded Data Community DC, co-founded and co-organizes Data Science DC, and co-wrote the O'Reilly ebook Analyzing the Analyzers: An Introspective Survey of Data Scientists and Their Work.

Session: Deep-Dive Geospatial Case Study from Data Science DC

 Bryan Jones

Bryan Jones

Owner and Principal Consultant

Strategy First Analytics

Bryan Jones, Owner and Principal Consultant of Strategy First Analytics, is a former Elder Research and federal government employee with over 33 years of experience successfully managing and leading programs and people. Bryan’s focus is to translate the value of analytics and develop an analytics business strategy for government agencies and commercial business operations.

Bryan was the Deputy Assistant Inspector General for the US Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General where he developed their first data analytics unit.  This is where he discovered his passion: the combining of business knowledge with the technology and science of data mining to help transform the way government does business.

Under Bryan's leadership the data analytics team grew from 6 employees to 40, from an annual budget of $0 to over $3.5 million, and was elevated from a small support group to directly supporting executive leadership.

With Return on Investment of over 10-fold and with analytics driving strategic planning at USPS OIG, many other government agencies benchmarked Bryan’s work and now use his blueprint to build their own capabilities or to improve their analytics operations in ways that are measurable and transformational.

Bryan’s education is as diverse as his career with his latest studies in leadership and management coming from the Lincoln Leadership Institute and the University of Mary Washington.

Session: Transforming Government Oversight: Collaborative Analytics

 Gregory  Keith

Gregory Keith

Senior Vice President & Chief Risk Officer

Ginnie Mae

Gregory A. Keith joined Ginnie Mae as SVP & Chief Risk Officer in 2010. In this capacity, he monitors the corporation's aggregate risk and compliance with risk policies, develops and maintains corporate-wide procedures for risk management, and provides independent evaluation and oversight of all risk management activities.

Keith has more than 28 years of experience in the financial services industry. Much of this experience has been in mortgage and asset backed finance. Prior to joining Ginnie Mae, Keith spent nine years in various roles at Fannie Mae. These roles spanned across multiple disciplines including strategy, risk and finance. Most recently, he served as Director of Multifamily Counterparty Risk Management, where he structured, monitored, and mitigated financial and operational risk with key business partners.

In the past, Keith also worked at KPMG Consulting, American Residential Mortgage Corporation and Great American Bank.

Session: Proactive Risk Monitoring Using Advanced Analytics at Ginnie Mae

 Sanjeev Kumar

Sanjeev Kumar

Director of Analytics and Business Intelligence Solutions Innovation

Dell Software Group

Sanjeev Kumar is the Director of Innovation for Dell Software's Analytics and Business Intelligence solutions. He is responsible for driving innovation across the company's diverse portfolio of information management solutions, which includes database management tools such as Toad and Spotlight on SQL Server, data integration tools such as Boomi and SharePlex, and advanced analytics tools such as Statistica. Prior to joining the software group, Sanjeev was analytics product manager for Dell's enterprise IT organization, where in addition to managing the company's global advanced analytics infrastructure, he advised the company's executive leadership on all analytics strategy and M&A. His 16-year career includes multiple analytics leadership roles with Fortune 500 companies across a variety of verticals including healthcare, defense and retail. Sanjeev holds a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence and computer science from University College London in the U.K., has taught science courses at Cornell University and George Mason University, and is the editor of the book On Growth, Form, and Computers, published by Academic Press.

Sponsored Session: Acceptable Big Data Analytics: Required Features for Successful Deployments

Dr. Aric LaBarr

Dr. Aric LaBarr

Associate Professor of Analytics

Institute for Advanced Analytics at NC State University

A Teaching Associate Professor in the Institute for Advanced Analytics, Dr. Aric LaBarr is passionate about helping people solve challenges using their data. There he helps design the innovative program to prepare a modern work force to wisely communicate and handle a data-driven future at the nation's first Master of Science in analytics degree program. He teaches courses in predictive modeling, forecasting, simulation, financial analytics, and risk management.

Previously, he was Director and Senior Scientist at Elder Research, where he mentored and lead a team of data scientists and software engineers. As director of the Raleigh, NC office he worked closely with clients and partners to solve problems in the fields of banking, consumer product goods, healthcare, and government.

Dr. LaBarr holds a B.S. in economics, as well as a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in statistics — all from NC State University.

Session: Finding a Lost Person and Evaluating State Budget - Case Studies in Government Analytics

 Jeremy  Marsh

Jeremy Marsh

Business Intelligence Consultant, Department of Human Resource Management

State of Utah

After a decade of contributing to the community through non-profit organizations, Jeremy has transitioned to servicing the State Government as a Business Intelligence Consultant.

He earned his Masters of Public Administration from the University of Utah.

He and his wife Leslie are the parents of four children.

Session: Utah HR's Journey into Predictive Analysis

Dr.  Colleen (Kelly) McCue

Dr. Colleen (Kelly) McCue

Senior Director, Social Science & Quantitative Methods


Dr. Colleen McCue is a Senior Director, Social Science & Quantitative Methods with DigitalGlobe. Dr. McCue earned her Doctorate in Psychology from Dartmouth College and completed a five-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University.

Her areas of expertise include the application of data mining and predictive analytics to the analysis of crime and intelligence data, with particular emphasis on deployment strategies, surveillance detection, threat and vulnerability assessment, geospatial predictive analytics, computational modeling and visualization of human behavior, and the behavioral analysis of violent crime.

Dr. McCue has published her research findings in journals and book chapters, and authored a book on the use of advanced analytics in the applied public safety environment entitled, Data Mining and Predictive Analysis: Intelligence Gathering and Crime Analysis.

Session: Geospatial Predictive Analytics Case Studies: Northern VA Sniper and LRA Leader Joseph Kony

 Eric Merkel

Eric Merkel

Senior Systems Engineer, Federal Systems Group

Information Builders

Since 2005, Eric has been supporting Federal customers with Information Builders technology. He has been heavily involved with wide variety of financial and public service agencies, providing guidance on procurement, installation, configuration and overall technical architecture. In addition to supporting our most vital business intelligence customers, Eric serves as an Information Builders authority on 508 accessibility, advanced data discovery with visual tools, and overall interface design. He has a dual Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from Towson University.

Lunch & Learn: Optimizing Decisions with Information Builders and Predictive Analytics

Dr.  Dewey  Murdick

Dr. Dewey Murdick

Program Manager


Dr. Dewey Murdick is the manager of IARPA's Foresight and Understanding from Scientific Exposition (FUSE) program. He joined IARPA as a Program Manager in January 2010 and has focused on technologies that allow analysts to rapidly prioritize high-value information and forecast emerging events from large volumes of diverse data.

Prior to joining IARPA, Dewey served as a scientific and technical analyst for the U.S. Army's National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC), where he assessed technical capabilities and their mission impact to support decision makers within the Department of Defense. Dewey holds a B.S. in Physics from Andrews University and a Ph.D. in Engineering Physics with an emphasis in computational physics from the University of Virginia. He received the Distinguished Analysis Award for Excellence in Intelligence Community Collaboration and Analytic Insight from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the U.S. Army's Civilian of the Year Award from NGIC.

SessionFinding Patterns of Emergence

 Bart  Olsen

Bart Olsen

Human Resource Director, Business Intelligence & HRIS

State of Utah

Bart's career in state government began 14 years ago. He currently serves as the Director of Business Intelligence for the State of Utah's Department of Human Resource Management.

He and his team provide human resource business intelligence services for all Executive Branch state agencies.

Bart holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Brigham Young University.

Upon request, Bart can show historical data trends that point to "The Simpsons" as the demise in his name's popularity with parents in choosing baby names.

Session: Utah HR's Journey into Predictive Analysis

 Gerhard Pilcher

Gerhard Pilcher

President & CEO

Elder Research

Gerhard enjoys predictive analytics and data mining, especially related to the areas of Fraud Detection, Financial Risk Management, and Health Care outcomes using various analytical methods, working with people, leading change, and timely management of complex projects. His work experience spans both private and government sectors including international experience.

Gerhard is coauthor of the popular book “Mining Your Own Business”. The book targets executives and senior managers who desire to evolve their organizations with better data driven decisions. The book is designed to have dual purpose as an introduction to the subject of data science and as a useful reference for specific, daily guidance. 

Gerhard previously taught at Georgetown University as an adjunct faculty member in the Math and Statistics Master’s degree program. He has also been an instructor for the three-day SAS Business Knowledge Series course "Data Mining: Principles and Best Practices" and an invited speaker at domestic and international conferences.

Gerhard currently serves on the Institute for Advanced Analytics Advisory Board and George Washington University’s Advisory Board for the Business Analytics graduate program. He was named to the NC State Computer Science Department’s “Hall of Fame” in its inaugural year.  

PLENARY SESSION: Abstract to Concrete: Demystifying the Model Building Process

 Daniel Porter

Daniel Porter



Daniel Porter is the cofounder of BlueLabs, a Washington DC based analytics, data and technology company whose clients include political campaigns, nonprofits and corporations.

Prior to founding BlueLabs, Daniel was Director of Statistical Modeling for the 2012 Obama reelection campaign. His team developed individual level statistical models that were used throughout the campaign for fundraising, media buying and state strategy. These models served two primary purposes: to pinpoint which voters were most likely to take an action or hold a belief (i.e. support the President or turn out to vote) as well as to measure the influence a campaign contact had on an individual's likelihood to take such actions or change their beliefs. Combined, these measures helped the campaign optimize their targeting to maximize their return on investment.

Session: Big Data for Small(er) Campaigns

 Gleb Reznik

Gleb Reznik

Director - Risk, Continuity and Security

Fannie Mae

Gleb Reznik is the head of Fannie Mae's Risk Management Office (RMO), which is responsible for supporting the Operations and Technology Division. The RMO proactively identifies and manages risk to enable the delivery of cost effective, stable and agile services. Gleb has successfully led the RMO to develop advanced analytic capabilities in support of their mission to enhance Fannie Mae's understanding of operational risk.

Gleb has spent majority of his career developing cost effective security practices, secure infrastructure solutions, and corporate security policies for Fortune 500 companies.

Gleb Reznik has a bachelor's degree from Rochester Institute of Technology, where he focused on IT administration and Information Security. Gleb also holds the following certifications - CISSP, CISM, and CRISC.

Session: Enabling IT Risk Management with Analytics

 Lowe Rudd

Lowe Rudd

Business Intelligence Consultant

Department of Human Resource Management, State of Utah

Lowe made the switch to the public sector four years ago after beginning his career with a market research firm and two non-profit public policy analysis groups. He currently maintains a business intelligence reporting system for his department and consults internally on business data needs. He holds a BA in Humanities from Brigham Young University and a Master's in Public Administration from the University of Utah.

When he's not analyzing or reporting on HR data, Lowe is an avid runner and is active in community organizations, including serving as president of a local Kiwanis club and as scoutmaster of a Boy Scout troop.

Session: Utah HR's Journey into Predictive Analysis

 Tom Sabo

Tom Sabo

Senior Solutions Architect


Since 2005, Sabo has been immersed in the field of text analytics, particularly as it applies to government challenges. He frequently presents his work on diverse topics including real-time analysis of H1N1, social media strategies and using text analytics to predict research trends. Sabo also served on a panel for the Institute of Medicine's Standing Committee on Health Threats Resilience to inform DHS/OHA on social media strategies. He has a bachelor's degree in cognitive science and a master's in computer science, both from the University of Virginia.

LUNCH & LEARN: Text Analytics Applications for Government

 Dean  Silverman

Dean Silverman

Director of Office of Compliance Analytics


Mr. Silverman is currently Senior Advisor to the Commissioner at the IRS and lead executive for the Office of Compliance Analytics. He joined the IRS in January 2011 in response to the Commissioner's priority to add data-driven analytic expertise and new thinking to core compliance activities. Prior to the IRS, Dean spent more than 25 years leading a series of strategy consulting firms known for analytic innovation and the development of value-driven corporate and business strategies. He began his career at Bain & Co., led Strategic Planning Associates (which spawned numerous methodologies and companies like Capital One), Mercer Management Consulting strategy and R&D operations worldwide, and his own strategy boutique. He has served on numerous Boards of Directors. He was a Senior Advisor at Oliver Wyman, as well as an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina, at both the MBA and undergraduate levels. Dean holds a BA, summa cum laude, from Yale and a JD from Columbia University School of Law.

KEYNOTE: The Need for Analytic Innovation and Managing Barriers

 Christina Wolf

Christina Wolf

Chief Economist

The British Columbia Securities Commission

Christina Wolf is Chief Economist and Director of Economic Analysis at the British Columbia Securities Commission. She leads a team that brings market-based thinking to key policy projects, conducts regulatory impact analysis, and leads the BCSC's risk management and strategic planning functions. For the last three years, she has been leading an initiative to bring a series of predictive risk models to the BCSC to orient our oversight work. Before joining the BCSC, Ms. Wolf spent eight years with the Boston Consulting Group.

Session: Case Study: Regulatory Oversight Using Predictive Risk Models at the British Columbia Securities Commission

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