Our latest GovTech Innovator is Ely Kahn, co-founder of Sqrrl, which is a start-up that helps public and private groups organize big data to make it easier to query and analyze.

Kahn’s background qualifies him to talk about securely managing big data in the public sector. His resume includes being the cybersecurity director for the White House’s national security staff, where his job included protecting federal data.

Today, Kahn considers himself a big data specialist and has given himself the label of big data entrepreneur. In our latest GovTech Innovators episode, Kahn discussed big data topics and where big data could take government.

Highlights include:

  • How state and local jurisdictions can benefit from tackling big data hurdles;
  • Big data’s implications for healthcare service delivery; and
  • Big data’s implication for service delivery in multiple sectors in the future.

Check out the interview in our video above.

Hilton Collins, Staff Writer
Hilton Collins  |  GT Staff Writer

By day, Hilton Collins is a staff writer for Government Technology and Emergency Management magazines who covers sustainability, cybersecurity and disaster management issues. By night, he’s a sci-fi/fantasy fanatic, and if he had to choose between comic books, movies, TV shows and novels, he’d have a brain aneurysm. He can be reached at hcollins@govtech.com and on @hiltoncollins on Twitter.