Overview

September 25
11AM PT, 2PM ET

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Government agencies today deal with ever-increasing volumes and varieties of data. Unfortunately, traditional data warehouses fail to provide government organizations with the capabilities they need to maximize the value of their big data. Managing data pipelines and executing relatively simple database tasks can be a time consuming and costly effort. Fortunately, open-source technologies make these complex tasks simple.

Join us September 25 at 11:00am PT/2:00pm ET to hear experts explain the fundamentals of building a modern data analytics architecture with open-source technologies. You’ll learn how to transform your messy data lake into a highly performant, scalable and reliable analytics engine capable of delivering on a wide range of use cases, from batch and streaming ingest to fast interactive queries to machine learning.

You’ll learn:

  • Key challenges of legacy data analytics architectures in the public sector
  • How to prepare your data for analytics at scale with a modern architecture built on Apache Spark and Delta Lake
  • A Live Demo:
    • How to optimize upserts (merge into) and queries using Delta Lake
    • Ensuring consistency with ACID transactions with Delta Lake
    • Extend your modern analytics solution by time travel!

Speakers

Kevin Davis

Kevin Davis

Vice President of Public Sector, Databricks

Kevin is the VP of Public Sector at Databricks. He has more than 25 years of sales and management experience in the industry, most recently holding a similar position at Splunk, where he helped create the company’s first Public Sector team. Prior to Splunk, Davis spent nine years at Oracle as area vice president where he ran the Department of Defense (DoD) Technology Sales business unit.

Scott Black

Scott Black

Solutions Architect, Databricks

Scott is currently a solutions architect helping state, local and higher education entities leverage big data, advanced analytics and machine learning technologies. He has previously worked in ecommerce, healthcare and nonprofit industries and brings over 15 years of experience of helping organizations getting more value out of their data.

Patrick Moore

Patrick Moore — Moderator

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government

Patrick Moore has spent his career working to improve government and its responsiveness to citizens. Patrick spent 8 years working for Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, serving as state CIO from 2006-2010. During that time Patrick led a transformational restructuring of the state's technology function, establishing a new model for Georgia’s IT strategy. Upon leaving Georgia’s government Patrick served in client facing and sales executive roles with HP Enterprise Services where he focused on building and delivering solutions for state and local governments. Patrick now serves as managing partner for Integris Applied, a management consulting firm focused on CIOs and their organizations. Patrick is a noted expert in the state and local government technology space and a Government Technology “Top 25 Doer, Dreamer and Driver.” He is a frequent contributor to industry organizations including the Center for Digital Government and NASCIO.