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Harnessing Big Data to improve Government insights in a Hyperconnected World
In today’s hyper-connected and digitized world Big Data and Analytics are held in high regard by agencies worldwide, but implementing government programs remains challenging.
Big data is a big topic among government agencies around the world: Some 81 percent of top managers responding to a 2013 global survey by Bloomberg BusinessWeek Research Services (BBRS) strongly agree that “big data” is crucial to meeting their mission. Experts concur that the public sector will inevitably be transformed by analytics and big data. For example, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reduced the rate of food stamp fraud by 60 percent using data analytics that quickly identify merchants who traffic them illegally.
Join us on 12 March 2015 at Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government - Conventions Tower to discuss how to:
Chief Technology Officer, SAP
"Technology is the campfire around which we share our stories and dream of a better world!"
Irfan Khan is CTO for SAP’s Global Customer Operations (GCO) a twenty five thousand person strong field organization; he has overall responsibility for SAP’s vision, strategy and technology leadership across the company for all SAP solutions. In partnership with SAP’s product development organization, Irfan works to ensure our technology direction is in line with the needs of our customers and supporting SAP’s leadership and long-term vision for growth.
Prior to his current role, Irfan was the SVP & General manager responsible for driving SAP’s $2B annual revenues Database and Technology business across; Sales, portfolio & GTM strategy and business development, he was responsible for all database solutions including SAP HANA, SAP Sybase databases, EIM, Middleware, Big Data and the Data Science services practice.
Managing Director, neXgen Advisory Group
Ghazi has over 20 years of experience in the IT and Telecommunications industry. He is the MD of neXgen Group, a management and technology consulting company focused on helping Telecom and Smart City customers realize business value out of technology investments. He takes an active role in projects with leading customers in the MENA region to develop next generation business Models, technology strategy and Go-To-Market strategies as well as within key regional government entities to develop Smart City and National ICT/Digital strategies.
Ghazi is also a Partner at Liveroute, the first true Cloud/SAAS Service Provider in the Middle East delivering Cloud based Collaboration, Infrastructure, CRM and ERP solutions to enterprises in the ME.
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