Big Data – a term that originated about three years ago and has become ubiquitous in the tech world lately – refers to
anything you want to say about large aggregations of bits and bytes. It means different things to different people, but is clearly the technology de jour. ACT-IAC is actively doing “Big Data: activities and leading the way in the Big Data discourse.
ACT-IAC has several Big Data programs and events underway, and we are coordinating to keep them along the same continuum and maximize the value to the community.
· Big Data in the Emerging Technology Committee: The Big Data Committee
§ The Shared Interest Group (SIG) has formed a Committee to coordinate activities across ACT-IAC and to keep us consistent and innovative. The Committee is headed by Government Chair Johan Bos-Beijer of GSA and Industry Chair Mile Corrigan of Noblis. The committee is finalizing its Charter and should be “Open for Business” soon. Contact the Chairs for more information and to get involved!
· Big Data Capitol Hill Workshop (September 25)
o The Congressional Educational Working Group is hosting a breakfast with congressional staff to discuss Big Data and its policy implications. That means helping Hill staff understand the scope of “Big Data” and where it has implications for policy decisions that matter in the legislative agenda. You can register now to join the policy discussion.
· Big Data track at ELC (October 28-30)
o The Executive Leadership Conference has four sessions in the Big Data Track at ELC in October. We expect the Webinar, the CEWG breakfast, and the Forum to provide new questions and issues to discuss during these sessions. We hope to be able to reach some common ground on the definition and scope of what Big Data is – to at least have some common understanding of how different communities view the topic from different baselines, and how we can have ongoing discussion without getting trapped by inconsistent terminology. Check the ELC website to see who and what the hot topics are.