June 7, 2012

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The Institute’s director, Dr. Michael Rappa, has been named Academic Co-chair of a newly convened Big Data Commission by the technology industry trade group TechAmerica Foundation in Washington DC. The Commission has been tasked with making recommendations on how to handle the mountains of data that are being generated by various agencies of the federal government. The Administration has recently turned its attention to the topic, announcing a $200 Million Big Data Research and Development Initiative. The 27-member Commission is chaired by Steve Mills, Senior Vice President and Group Executive, Software and Systems, IBM Corporation and Steve Lucas, Global Executive Vice President and General Manager, SAP Database and Technology. Read the rest of this entry »