Show NotesEpisode #565
Federal TechTalk with John Gilroy
Date: February 12,2019
Moderator: John Gilroy
Guest: Asad Jabbar, Head of Capture Management and Josh Wilson, Advanced Analytics, LMI
Length: 40 minutes
Audio link: Federal Tech Talk with John Gilroy: #565
Today’s interview is with Asad Jabbar, Head of Capture Management and Josh Wilson, Vice President, Advanced Analytics at LMI. Everyone is deluges with too much data; the topic is analytics and the proper approach to analytics.
LMI is an unusual organization. It has been around for fifty-five years and is a not for profit. They help federal agencies by solving complex problems, like advanced analytics.
If one looks at the past seven years, you see that data has been easier and easier to accumulate. Storage is cheap, the cloud allows for rapid expansion, and IoT and sensors have drastically bumped up the amount of data stored. Some refer to repositories of this data as a data lake.
This concept has produced the phrase “park first, analyze later.” That may be perfectly acceptable in an academic environment, but many federal agencies, like the military, need that information to make life and death decisions.
Both Asad Jabbar and Josh Wilson expand upon what data analytics means in this new world of big data. Topics range from super hubs to unstructured data to data cataloguing.