In Case You Missed: GovCon Wire Events Hosts Data Innovation Forum; Featuring David Spirk as Keynote Speaker

GovCon Wire, the leading membership organization dedicated to connecting and empowering executives within the government contracting (GovCon) community, hosted its Data Innovation Forum on Tuesday, June 15th.

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If you missed the Data Innovation Forum, you can still access the OnDemand footage by visiting the GovCon Wire Events Archive.

The Data Innovation Forum presented elite and influential leaders discussing the DOD’s defense data strategy, analytics, artificial intelligence and developing data processing technologies.

David Spirk, chief data officer of the Department of Defense, delivered the Forum’s keynote address. Spirk, a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, discussed the DOD’s defense data strategy and data management priorities. Gregg Melanson, EVP and GM of Illuminate Mission Solutions, introduced Spirk before his address.

The Forum hosted an expert panel moderated by Randy Soper of Illuminate Mission Solutions, featuring Chris Borneman of Software AG Government Solutions, Thomas Sasala of the U.S. Navy, Ron Bewtra of the U.S. Department of JusticeEileen Vidrine of the U.S. Air Force and Dr. David Markowitz of the U.S. Army.

The Forum’s keynote address and insightful panel discussion on data innovation technologies and goals are essential listening for anyone aiming to be up to date on the newest initiatives and  breaking news in the defense and information technology sectors.

Visit GovConWire Events and Potomac Officers Club to learn more about our upcoming events (both virtual and in-person), and check out the GovCon Wire’s Event Archive to watch the Data Innovation Forum if you missed it on Tuesday, June 15th.

Mark your calendar for June 17th, when the GovConWire Events will host its Army: IT Management and Transformation Forum. Don’t hesitate to save your spot for this must-watch forum. Visit to register for the Army: IT Management and Transformation Forum  on June 17th.

Dr. Raj G. Iyer, chief information officer for the U.S. Army will deliver the Forum’s keynote address. He will discuss development efforts of new capabilities and truncated legacy programs, which will be essential for new concepts of operations and Army organization.

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