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2015 Wharton DC Innovation Summit, April 28-29: FBDWGM Workshop 4/29 1-2:30 p.m.

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2015 Wharton DC Innovation Summit, CONNECT, CREATE, TRANSFORM - APRIL 28-29, 2015 (

Agenda Day 2 ( Workshop - Federal Big Data Working Group - Location 3, 1-2:30 p.m. See Logistics Below

PLEASE NOTE: Registration Discount for FBDWGM Members to be posted soon

Agenda Day 2: Workshop - Federal Big Data Working Group - Location 3, 1-2:30 p.m. See Logistics Below

• Katherine Goodier, Moderator, Brief Presentations and Discussion

• Brand Niemann, Data Science for Big Data (

Brand Niemann, former Senior Enterprise Architect & Data Scientist with the US EPA, works as a data scientist, produces data science products, and publishes data stories for Semantic Community, AOL Government, & Data Science & Data Visualization DC. He founded and co-organizes the Federal Big Data Working Group Meetup.

• Mary Anne Sterling, innovation, Big Data, and the Family Caregiver (

MaryAnne is the Co-founder of Connected Health Resources and the CEO of Sterling Health IT Consulting. She has been a thought leader in health information technology and health policy for over a decade, focused on healthcare transformation through the eyes of patients and their families. She serves as Ambassador for both the Alzheimer’s Association and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). MaryAnne also serves on the ONC Health IT Policy Committee’s Consumer Workgroup and is a former Executive in Residence for the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) Foundation, Institute for e-Health Policy. She represents the Society for Participatory Medicine on the HIMSS Patient and Family Caregiver Advisory Council. MaryAnne has been a caregiver for her aging parents for 18+ years. She is a renowned speaker and educator on family caregivers and their health information technology needs and often shares her personal experience with multiple parents struggling with dementia. Her personal story has been featured in Kiplinger, New York Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Biotechnology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

• RK Paleru, Right Brain Business Analytics (

RK Paleru is a Business Intelligence and Data Analytics Executive with over 20 years experience helping global banks, corporations and non-profits extract business insight from data. Most recently he was the Executive Director at one of the nation's prestigious higher education institution where he lead the Business Intelligence and Analytics initiatives for the CFO and CIO. Mr. Paleru's expertise rests at the intersection of Business and Information Analytics domains, having worked for industry leaders such as IBM Cognos, Oracle /Citicorp, MicroStrategy and ICICI Bank. Mr. Paleru holds an MBA from University of Bombay and Masters in Computer Science from University of North Carolina

• Logistics

When: Tuesday, April 28, and Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 8:00am - 6:00pm. Networking Reception to follow each evening.

Where: FHI 360 Conference Center, 1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 8th Floor (Universal Building South), one block south of Washington Hilton. Off-site reception on Tuesday (location TBA) and at FHI 360 on Wednesday, 4/29.

Transportation: Don't call a taxi or Uber - let our transportation sponsor give you a ride in a luxury vehicle. Call:[masked] or Email: [masked]

Metro: Dupont Circle / Red Line / just 4 blocks away.

Parking: Garage parking is located at 2005 Florida Avenue, between Connecticut Avenue and T Street and is open between the hours of 7 am and 11 pm.