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General Michael Hayden (Ret.), former director of the CIA, and Bob Flores, former CTO of the CIA, to Keynote Washington, D.C. Summit Addressing Big Data in Government

SAN CARLOS, Calif. and WASHINGTON, D.C. — October 18, 2011 — The United States Government is seeing an unprecedented rise in the complexity and amount of unstructured data that must be captured, analyzed, and managed in order to efficiently and effectively make faster, smarter decisions. The 2011 MarkLogic Government Summit is a forum for prominent government and industry experts to share Big Data management best practices to help government agencies achieve mission success. MarkLogic Corporation, the company empowering organizations to make high stakes decisions on Big Data in real time today announced that General Michael Hayden (Ret.), former director of the CIA and deputy director of National Intelligence, and Bob Flores, former chief technology officer of the CIA and current president and CEO of Applicology Inc., will be the keynote speakers at the 2011 MarkLogic Government Summit on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 in Washington, D.C. The Summit will showcase best practices, Big Data innovations, and real world government success stories.

General Michael Hayden served as director of the CIA, deputy director of National Intelligence, and director of the NSA at a time when the course of world events was changing at a rapidly accelerating rate. As the director of the country’s keystone intelligence-gathering agency, he was on the frontline of geopolitical strife and the war on terrorism at a time when communication was being revolutionized. He understands the dangers, risks, and potential rewards in the political, economic, and security situations facing the planet.

Bob Flores spent 31 years at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), where he held various positions in the Directorate of Intelligence, Directorate of Support, and the National Clandestine Service. He spent his last three years at the CIA as the chief technology officer, where he was responsible for ensuring that the agency’s technology investments matched the needs of its mission. Flores earned several awards while with the CIA, including the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal. Flores is currently president and chief executive officer of Applicology Incorporated, an independent consulting firm specializing in information technology and cyber security issues.

“Big Data is having a significant impact on organizations, and the government has a major opportunity to improve efficiencies, save money, and save lives,” said Randall Jackson, vice president, MarkLogic Public Sector. “With decades of leadership experience with Big Data at the CIA and NSA, General Michael Hayden and Bob Flores know firsthand why it is so important to be able to analyze Big Data in real time. At this year’s MarkLogic Government Summit, government professionals will have an opportunity to learn from their peers how government entities and civilian corporations are already taking advantage of Big Data.”

The Government Summit will be a day of valuable sessions with networking opportunities at breakfast, lunch, and a cocktail reception. The summit will include:

  • Presentations on the challenges of the growing volume and complexity of government-created information, and the solutions used to manage never-ending data while promoting efficiency and effectiveness in government organizations
  • Practical examples from MarkLogic customers, partners, and experts that explain how effective management of Big Data can solve critical business problems in government
  • Sessions by Big Data technologists who will demonstrate how to manage unstructured data to gain significant advantages to meet organizational goals

The MarkLogic Government Summit is scheduled for Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. The hashtag for the summit is #GS11. For more information or to register, visit the MarkLogic Government Summit 2011 website.