Setting the right foundation for big data analytics

This webinar was originally webcast on Dec. 1, 2015, and released publicly 90 days after the event.

Big data analytics software is evolving quickly. A new generation of choices is becoming available that builds on the success of Hadoop, helping to make the use of big data a practical reality. But IT leaders need to set the foundation correctly now to capitalize on the emerging tools designed to manage big data.

Find out what your agency needs to know about these tools — and the steps other federal agencies are taking to keep ahead of their big data demands, including:

  • How agencies are meeting the runaway need for data scientists and big data skills.
  • What emerging management challenges come with moving, storing and managing big data flows.
  • How data analytics tools are evolving and how to avoid falling behind.


Michael Valivullah
Michael Valivullah is a member of the senior executive service in the federal government. He is currently serving as the chief technology officer at the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. He has also served as the director of the Information Technology Division and the chief information officer at NASS. Valivullah has been a public servant for the past 12 years. He served as CIO of the Science and Technology Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security; acting executive director of software development at the Department of Veterans Affairs; associate director, chief of programs and planning, and chief enterprise architect at the U.S. Capitol Police. 

Joe Goldberg
Lead Solutions Manager
Joe Goldberg is an IT professional with several decades of experience in the design, development, implementation, sales and marketing of enterprise solutions to Global 2000 organizations. Goldberg has been active in helping BMC products use new technology to deliver market-leading solutions with a focus on workload automation and big data.

Rajive Mathur
Director, Office of Online Services
Rajive Mathur leads the IRS’ Office of Online Services, where he has cross-enterprise leadership responsibility for the strategy, development and operation of the digital channel for the agency via Under Mathur’s leadership, IRS has developed a strategy that includes a vision for online customer service and innovation, a multiyear roadmap and the requisite digital capabilities that will advance the role of the Internet in IRS’ business operations. For American taxpayers, tax professionals, and software providers, new digital IRS options will provide easy-to-use and secure options that will change the way that users interact with the IRS.

Wyatt Kash
VP, Content Strategy
Wyatt Kash is an accomplished business media executive and award-winning editor and journalist who has been following government IT trends for the past decade in senior leadership roles at InformationWeek Government, AOL Government, Government Computer News and Defense Systems. He joined Scoop News Group in June 2014, as vice president of content strategy, where he heads up the company’s content strategy and editorial product development. Follow him on Twitter @WyattKash.