The Future of Data Management Virtual Event

Potomac Officers Club to Host ‘The Future of Data Management’ Virtual Event TODAY at 10am; Learn More About the Featured Event Speakers

From augmented analytics to AI-driven cloud reservoirs, the future of data management may seem unclear. As agencies invest millions in data infrastructure and data scientists, focus is starting to shift to task automation, secure information sharing, and to future-proofing government systems. 

Today, during Potomac Officers Club’s The Future of Data Management = The Death of Data Silos, notable executives across the industry and government will examine current cutting edge data methodologies and look to prepare government agencies for the future of data management.  

The virtual event will feature Garrett Berntsen, deputy chief data officer (CDO) of the U.S. Department of State, as a keynote speaker. The Future of Data Management will also host an expert panel, moderated by Deepinder Uppal of Information Builders. 

The panel will feature Lisa Sanders of the Department of Defense (DoD), Lt Col. Michael McDaniel of the U.S. Air Force, and Timothy Ahrens with the U.S. Department of State. 

To register for The Future of Data Management = The Death of Data Silos, as well as view upcoming opportunities, visit Potomac Officers Club’s Event Page. 

Keynote: Garrett Berntsen

Berntsen was recently named the deputy CDO Center for Analytics at the U.S. Department of State. In the role, he is responsible for enhancing data governance and developing solutions for democratizing access to the Department’s data and analytics assets. 

Prior to his government service, he was instrumental in establishing the Center for Analytics (CfA), an enterprise analytics capability providing critical data science and data management support to help tackle the Department’s most challenging mission and management challenges. 

Berntsen has also provided analytics and strategy consulting support to the Department of Defense (DoD), U.S. Department of Transportation, and to the Inter-American Development Bank.

Moderator: Deepinder Uppal

Uppal, vice president of Public Sector Technology Innovation with Information Builders, will serve as the moderator during Potomac Officers Club’s The Future of Data Management = The Death of Data Silos virtual event. 

Uppal is an innovator, technical problem solver, and change agent with a proven track record of defining the technical vision; communicating complex processes; and successfully creating, integrating and deploying next-generation enhanced analytics, network architecture, and all associated facets of technology related to state and federal government.

Panelist: Lisa Sanders

Sanders is the director of Science and Technology for Special Operations Forces, Acquisition, Technology & Logistics (SOFAT&L), U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. She is responsible for all research and development funded activities. Ms. Sanders has over 30 years of civilian Federal service.

Sanders entered Federal Service as an Electronics Engineer at Naval Avionics Center in Indianapolis, Indiana where she served in quality engineering, production engineering and program management. 

Panelist: Lt Col. Michael McDaniel

McDaniel is the Department of the Air Force deputy chief data officer. In this capacity, he supports the Department of the Air Force chief data officer in developing and implementing strategies for enterprise data management, analytics and digital transformation to optimize performance and drive innovation in and across the Department of the Air Force.

His previous assignments span tactical and fixed-based communications units, a cyberspace operations squadron, Headquarters Air Force, U.S. Cyber Command, DoD and Air Force Agencies as well as a presidential support assignment with the White House Communications Agency.

Panelist: Timothy Ahrens

Ahrens is a civil service employee with the U.S. Department of State and currently serves as a deputy division chief for the Information Resource Management (IRM) Operations (OPS) Messaging Systems Office (MSO), Messaging Design Division and is the Technical Lead for the Center for Analytics (CfA). 

In his role as the CfA technical lead, Ahrens is charged with architecting and implementing an enabling technology stack to support analytics business needs. Ahrens has 15 years of experience leading IT systems development at the Department, supporting Consular Affairs and IRM. 

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