GovTech Innovators: Ely Kahn, Big Data Entrepreneur

Kahn’s background qualifies him to talk about securely managing big data in the public sector.

by / December 23, 2013 0

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

Hilton Collins is a former staff writer for Government Technology and Emergency Management magazines.