Carahsoft Hosts 2nd Annual Government Big Data Forum on March 6, 2012 in Washington, DC

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Carahsoft will host the 2nd Annual Government Big Data Forum on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at the Rennaisance Hotel in Washington, DC. The conference brings together government and industry thought leaders including Gus Hunt, Chief Technology Officer of the Central Intelligence Agency; Dr. Amr Awadallah, founder and CTO Cloudera; and John Marshall, Chief Technology Officer, Intelligence Directorate, Joint Staff/J2.

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The needs of government are shifting a bit as new lessons about Big Data are identifying new opportunities, according to Bob Gourley,

Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider, is hosting the 2nd Annual Government Big Data Forum. During the one-day conference, government thought leaders and industry experts discuss best practices around Big Data technology, trends and issues, and focus on lessons learned regarding the successful implementation of Big Data analysis for mission needs.

The program will also include a Big Data Solutions showcase featuring succinct informational presentations from pioneers of the Big Data movement, including startups Cloudera, Datameer, and Digital Reasoning, as well established providers including VMware, SAP, Thetus, and MarkLogic.

Gus Hunt, Chief Technology Officer for the CIA, will deliver a keynote address on “Perspectives on Big Data Mission Needs,” and Dr. Amr Awadallah, founder and CTO Cloudera, and John Marshall, Chief Technology Officer, Intelligence Directorate, Joint Staff/J2, are also among the many experts speaking.

The event will be moderated by Bob Gourley, founder of and former CIO of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Mr. Gourley is a prolific writer and speaker on technologies and companies that hold the greatest potential of positive disruptions in enterprise IT.

Anyone working in the government to field Big Data solutions is invited to engage in this event to dialog on issues of common concern on the topic of overwhelming data.

7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Renaissance Washington, D.C
Downtown Hotel
999 Ninth St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Space is limited, so register now!

The 2012 Government Big Data Forum is being sponsored by VMware, SAP, Cloudera, Composite Software, Data Direct Networks, Datameer, Digital Reasoning Systems, EMC2, Inttensity, Mark Logic, MetaCarta, Parabon Computation, Pixlogic, Boeing, Twister, Thetus Corporation, and Xsigo Systems.

About Carahsoft
Carahsoft Technology Corp. is the trusted Government IT solutions provider. As a top-ranked GSA Schedule Contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of manufacturers, resellers, and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value.

The company's dedicated Solutions Divisions proactively market, sell and deliver VMware, HP Software, Adobe, Symantec, F5 Networks, EMC, Open Source, HR, Intelligence, and SAP products and services, among others. Carahsoft is consistently recognized by its partners as a top revenue producer, and is listed annually among the industry's fastest growing firms by VAR Business, CRN, Inc., Washington Technology, and the Washington Business Journal. Visit us at

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