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Speakers from U.S. Army, Warrior Gateway, and Forrester Research Highlight Event that Focuses on Ways to Battle Unstructured Data

SAN CARLOS, Calif. — Sept. 22, 2010 — MarkLogic Corporation, the company revolutionizing the way organizations leverage unstructured information, has announced that Colonel David W. Sutherland, U.S. Army Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for Warrior and Family Programs, will keynote this year’s event. The annual MarkLogic Government Summit takes place on November 17, 2010 at the Ritz-Carlton in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia. For more information or to register for the conference, please visit:

Colonel Sutherland served as the Coalition Force Commander in Diyala Province, one of the most dangerous provinces in Iraq, from October 2006 to December 2007 which included surge operations. In July 2008, Colonel Sutherland was assigned to the Joint Staff as the Division Chief in J5 (Plans, Policy, and Strategy), Middle East region. Colonel Sutherland is currently serving as the special assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff with a principle focus on warrior and family support.

In addition, Devin Holmes, executive director of Warrior Gateway, will talk about the Warrior Gateway, a new portal that connects the military community with needed resources to help veterans find services to smoothly transition back to civilian life. The Warrior Gateway serves as a trusted and reliable resource for the military community. The portal helps users quickly locate service organizations that satisfy their needs, identify academic programs they are interested in, and easily find employers seeking their valuable skills. Business Executives for National Security (BENS), a coalition of non-profit, public, and corporate partners is collaborating to build and expand the Warrior Gateway.

The explosive growth of unstructured information across the government has created challenges that cannot be easily solved using traditional relational databases. The massive volume and mission-critical nature of government information has critical implications on selecting and implementing technology. Noel Yuhanna, principal analyst, Forrester Research, will also join a cross-section of industry thought leaders, MarkLogic customers, partners, and technologists to put a laser focus on critical questions that government organizations want answered now, such as:

  • How to put together a battle plan to solve the unstructured data problem
  • How to safely enable and leverage information access, sharing, and transparency
  • How to rapidly unlock the value of all information types

“The MarkLogic Government Summit is focused on solving the unstructured information issues that face the government sector today, and this year’s keynote and session speakers are uniquely qualified to address the issue,” said Randall Jackson, vice president, federal, MarkLogic. “Through customer case studies, as well as technology and analyst sessions, this event will provide attendees with best practices for working with and managing unstructured data – a vital task in today’s world and especially for government organizations dealing with the growing amount of sensitive information.”

For more information or to register for the conference, please visit: