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Cynthia Walker Named Salient Data Analytics Center Director; Bill Parker Comments

Cynthia Walker (1)Cynthia Walker, a 25-year business intelligence and information management veteran, has joined Salient Federal Solutions as director of the company’s data analytics center of excellence.

Walker will have responsibility for developing and implementing strategies to expand the center’s innovation efforts in BI, predictive analytics and big data management, Salient said Thursday.

Prior to joining Salient, she served as a director at Pragmatics Inc. and worked with financial regulatory agencies to develop risk mitigation and federal law compliance measures.

“Explosive volumes of data have overwhelmed most enterprises, ” said Bill Parker, Salient chief operating officer.

“Adding a data analytics practice to our portfolio will enhance our ability to provide insight into understanding patterns and trends, ” added Parker.

Bill Parker

Walker has held leadership positions at KGS Inc., Pinkerton Computer Consultants and Acton Burnell, where she oversaw delivery of enterprise management consulting services to both public and and private sector clients.

Recently, she collaborated with a government financial regulator to analyze potential systemic financial risks in large banks using data analytics and risk modeling tools.

Salient says Walker will discuss semantic technology and data management techniques at the Enterprise Data World conference to be held in Austin, Texas between April 27 and May 1.

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