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Washington DC Chapter Meeting March 20, 2015: Data Driven Government - Open Data, Data Transparency and Fraud Analytics.

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ATTENTION ALL BI/DW AND ANALYTICS PROFESSIONALS
Dear Washington DC BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,
We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI Washington DC Chapter meeting on March 20, 2015. Come meet other local professionals, swap business cards, share ideas, and exchange career advice while listening to quality presentations in a vendor-neutral setting, which is the hallmark of TDWI education. Our speakers will be DW/BI end-users reporting on their success and lessons learned implementing various BI tools or projects. Please see our detailed meeting agenda below.

When:

Friday, March 20, 2015
8:15 am – 12:15 pm

Where:

 

CFED (Corporation for Enterprise Development)
Corner of 12th and G Street
1200 G Street NW, Suite 400
Washington DC 20005
Ph:202-408-9788
CFED is accessible via the Metro. It is directly across the street from Metro Center station.

Topics:

“A Perspective on Open Data” by Mr. Marcel Jemio, Chair, Fiscal Service Data Stewards, Bureau of Fiscal Service, Treasury

“Making It Happen: A Novel Way to Combine, Construct, Customize, and Implement Data Discovery, Big Data Analytics, and Fraud Framework in Medicare” by Vivek Sethunatesan, Technical Advisor – Health IT, Northrop Grumman

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Agenda:

8:15 – 9:00 am

Breakfast and Networking

9:00 – 9:15 am

Welcome and Kickoff:

  • Meeting Kick off by TDWI DC Chapter President Ms. Nancy Williams

9:15 – 10:30 am

“A Perspective on Open Data” by Mr. Marcel Jemio, Chair, Fiscal Service Data Stewards, Bureau of Fiscal Service, Treasury

 

Abstract
Open Data Abstract / Marcel Jemio / TDWI, March 2015

As global research clearly states, there is a strong correlation between the use of international industry standards and economically strong industries and countries.  Also, there is a strong value added benefit for relying on international industry data standards in public sector financial management.  As countries continue to respond to the financial crisis, they continue to embrace transparency and open government principles – in fact, by the end of 2012, 28% of all countries worldwide have endorsed open government principles and the use of international industry data standards.  With the private sector having witnessed enormous economic gains in using industry standards securely and efficiently, the US Federal Government is shifting towards becoming an information-centric organization, embracing the strategic and tactical value of the primacy of data, and emphasizing the importance of using international industry standards.

The focus of this presentation will be to address the causes and effects of the global demand for data, the challenges and opportunities with open data and open government, and the strategic and operational activities that a data governance program can enact to capitalize upon the primacy of data so that your organization can effectively and efficiently mature into a data-driven organization.  

10:30 – 11:00 am

Networking Break

11:00 – 12:00 pm 

Making It Happen: A Novel Way to Combine, Construct, Customize, and Implement Data Discovery, Big Data Analytics, and Fraud Framework in Medicare” by Vivek Sethunatesan, Technical Advisor – Health IT, Northrop Grumman

 

Abstract
A common complaint from business users working on identifying fraud and abuse in Medicare is that teams focus on operational applications, static reports, and high level outliers, but when faced with the need to constantly evaluate changing Medicare provider and beneficiary/enrollee dynamics, those business units clamor for more dynamic and accurate detection approaches. Providing these organizations with a data discovery and predictive analytics framework that leverages Hadoop and other big data analytical approaches, while providing a clear path for rapid fact-based decisions, is critical in pre- and post- payment fraud and abuse analysis. This presentation talks about the data management, data discovery, predictive analytics, and social network analysis capabilities that are included in the fraud framework, and how a unified approach can significantly reduce the analytical life cycle of building and deploying fraud models.

12:00 – 12:15 pm

Wrap Up

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Bios of Presenters

Marcel Jemio
Chair, Fiscal Service Data Stewards, Bureau of Fiscal Service, Treasury
Mr. Jemio is passionate about the value and use of data in context.  Marcel is an experienced leader in the areas of data governance, open data, enterprise data architecture, data strategy, data standardization, metadata management, and data infrastructure.  In previous jobs and in current job, Marcel has led and participated in global data standardization work groups, cross-federal agency data work groups, and industry/federal-agency collaborative data work groups.  He has authored annual reports and data-related frameworks that support the generative value of data throughout its lifecycle, across environments, and for many unanticipated business uses.  Marcel has spoken at various local (Washington DC) conferences, national conferences, and international conferences.
Marcel is a proud US Federal Government employee at the Department of Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service.  Marcel can be reached at marcel.jemio@fiscal.treasury.gov.

Vivek Sethunatesan
Technical Advisor – Health IT, Northrop Grumman
Health-IT Technical Advisor ,Chief Solution Architect and Manager with 15 plus years of industry experience and specialization in the areas of big data, analytics, business intelligence, data warehousing, performance management and Fraud ,Waste & Abuse. In his current and previous roles, Vivek has been providing strategic advisory services, executive presentations, best practices workshops, architectural review, design and implementation of numerous Data warehousing and BI solutions in health care (Mental health, Med Psych, Radiology, Pharmacy Benefits, Medicaid, and Medicare) and other areas like social security benefits and disability claims etc. In his professional carrier having worked in standing up and establishing many BI Tools (MicroStrategy ,Microsoft BI, Cognos, SAS EBI etc..) and huge data warehouses ,having learnt many valuable lessons had led him to develop a customizable , tool agnostic "BI Tool User Enablement & Usability Framework”. Vivek presents at vendor conferences, workshops and other seminars to evangelize the importance of "BI User Enablement Framework". As part of his current role as a Health-IT Technical Advisor at Northrop Grumman Vivek is working on initiatives to implementing a fraud framework to identify and address pre & post fraud in Medicare and also assisting in models to identify anomalies in Social Security Disability claims. He also works closely with SSA executive management in the development of Agency’s BI Strategy and Roadmap that includes implementing a BICC (Business Intelligence Competency Center) for BI Governance.
As a board member of The Data Warehouse Institute (TDWI) D.C. Chapter Vivek has the opportunity to analyze, evaluate research and promote industry best practices and latest trends among the Data warehousing and BI communities in D.C, Maryland, and Virginia.

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