2017 Campus Technology Readers' Choice Award Winners Announced

(IRVINE, CA, October 16, 2017)—Campus Technology, published by 1105 Media Education Group, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Readers' Choice Awards.

For Campus Technology's annual Readers' Choice Awards, education technology professionals across the United States voted for the software, hardware, and services they consider most vital to the mission and business of higher education.

"We asked Campus Technology readers to weigh in on their favorite tools and tech for higher education. Their responses run the gamut from learning management systems, projectors, and lecture capture to ERP platforms, retention tools, and presentation software," said Rhea Kelly, executive editor of Campus Technology. "Congratulations to all the winners!"

2017 Readers' Choice Award Winners:

  • Most Valuable in the Institution
    • Platinum: Guidebook
    • Gold (tie): Instructure Canvas and Chalk & Wire
    • Silver: Zoom
  • Learning Management Systems and E-Learning Platforms
    • Platinum: Blackboard Learn
    • Gold: Instructure Canvas
    • Silver: Moodle
  • E-Portfolios
    • Platinum: Chalk & Wire
    • Gold: Instructure Canvas
    • Silver: Blackboard Learn
  • Other Instructional Tools
    • Platinum: Grammarly
    • Gold: Learning.com
    • Silver: Discovery Education Streaming Plus
  • Student Information Systems
    • Platinum: Ellucian
    • Gold: Blackbaud
    • Silver: Oracle PeopleSoft
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
    •  Platinum: Ellucian
    • Gold: Oracle PeopleSoft
    • Silver: SAP
  • Constituent Relationship Management
    • Platinum: Ellucian
    • Gold: Salesforce
    • Silver: Oracle
  • Student Success/Retention
    • Platinum: Ellucian
    • Gold: Starfish by Hobsons
    • Silver (tie): Blackboard Predict and Campus Labs
  • Content and Website Management
    • Platinum: WordPress
    • Gold: Drupal
    • Silver: Oracle WebCenter Content
  • Student Response Systems and Classroom Engagement
    • Platinum: i>Clicker
    • Gold: Kahoot
    • Silver: Poll Everywhere
  • Lecture Capture
    • Platinum: Panopto
    • Gold (tie): Blackboard and Sonic Foundry Mediasite
    • Silver (tie): Google Hangouts and Kaltura
  • Document Cameras
    • Platinum: Elmo USA
    • Gold: Samsung
    • Silver: Smart Technologies
  • Projectors
    • Platinum: Epson
    • Gold: Sony
    • Silver: Panasonic
  • Interactive Whiteboards, Displays, Flat Panels, and Kiosks
    • Platinum: Smart Technologies
    • Gold: Epson
    • Silver: LG
  • Videoconferencing and Web Conferencing
    •  Platinum: Zoom
    • Gold: GoToMeeting
    • Silver: Cisco WebEx
  • Virtual Classroom/Meeting Software
    • Platinum: Zoom
    • Gold (tie): Cisco WebEx and GoToMeeting
    • Silver: Blackboard Collaborate
  • Classroom Audio Distribution/Sound Enhancement
    • Platinum: Smart Technologies
    • Gold: AtlasIED
    • Silver (tie): FrontRow, Listen Technologies and TeachLogic
  • Captioning Tools
    • Platinum: TechSmith Camtasia
    • Gold: YouTube
    • Silver (tie): 3Play Media and Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Classroom Presentation Software
    • Platinum: Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Gold: Prezi
    • Silver: Apple Keynote
  • Office/Productivity Suites
    • Platinum: Microsoft Office/Office 365
    • Gold: Google G Suite
    • Silver: Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Multimedia Authoring Suites and Creative Software
    • Platinum: Adobe Creative Cloud
    • Gold: Apple Creativity Apps
    • Silver: Ubuntu Studio
  • E-Learning Authoring
    •  Platinum: Adobe Creative Cloud
    • Gold: TechSmith Camtasia
    • Silver: Articulate Storyline 360
  • Media Tablets
    • Platinum: Apple iPad
    • Gold: Samsung Galaxy Tablets
    • Silver: HP Pro Slate
  • Chromebooks
    • Platinum: Dell
    • Gold: HP
    • Silver: Acer
  • Windows Tablets
    • Platinum: Microsoft Surface
    • Gold (tie): HP and Lenovo
    • Silver: Dell
  • Convertible/2-in-1 Notebooks
    • Platinum: Dell
    • Gold: Lenovo
    • Silver: HP
  • Notebooks
    • Platinum: Dell
    • Gold: Apple
    • Silver: HP
  • Virtual Desktops and Thin Clients
    • Platinum: VMware
    • Gold: Dell Wyse
    • Silver: HP Thin Client
  • 3D Printers
    • Platinum: HP
    • Gold: Stratasys MakerBot
    • Silver: Robo
  • Wireless Access Points and Hotspots
    • Platinum: Cisco
    • Gold: Netgear
    • Silver: Aruba Networks/HP
  • Network Management, Monitoring, and Analysis
    • Platinum: Cisco
    • Gold: Microsoft
    • Silver: HP
  • Mobile Device Management
    • Platinum (tie): Google and AT&T
    • Gold: Jamf
    • Silver: VMware AirWatch
  • Firewall Software
    • Platinum: Microsoft Windows Firewall
    • Gold: Norton 360
    • Silver: Kaspersky Lab
  • Firewall Hardware/Appliances
    • Platinum: Cisco
    • Gold (tie): Sophos and Fortinet
    • Silver: Barracuda Networks
  • Antivirus Tools
    • Platinum: Symantec/Norton
    • Gold: Sophos
    • Silver: McAfee
  • Emergency Notification Services
    • Platinum: Campus Alerts
    • Gold: Rave Mobile Safety
    • Silver: Blackboard Mass Notifications
  • Top 10 Favorite Technologies Currently Used:
    1. Microsoft Office/Office 365
    2. Guidebook
    3. Chalk & Wire
    4. Instructure Canvas
    5. Blackboard Learn
    6. Apple hardware (desktops, laptops, iPad, iPhone)
    7. Google G Suite and Zoom
    8. Sonic Foundry Mediasite
    9. Ellucian Banner, Kaltura and Moodle (tie)
    10. D2L and Swivl (tie)

The awards will be highlighted on https://CampusTechnology.com and in the October issue of Campus Technology

About Campus Technology
Campus Technology is one of higher education's top information sources, with distribution across a website, monthly digital magazine, newsletters, webcasts, and online tools. It's the go-to resource for campus professionals, providing in-depth coverage on the technologies and implementations influencing colleges and universities across the nation. Content includes valuable hands-on articles, best practices, industry trends, expert advice, and insightful articles to help administrators, campus executives, technologists, and educators plan, develop, and successfully launch effective IT initiatives.

About 1105 Media Education Group
The 1105 Education Group, a division of 1105 Media Inc., provides information, insight, and analysis to the education sector, focusing on information and instructional technology. Our content platforms for our core properties (THE Journal, Campus Technology and STEAM Universe) include print, digital, online, newsletters, events, and a broad spectrum of marketing services.

Contact: Rhea Kelly
rkelly@1105media.com

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1105 Media's Infrastructure Solutions Group Finalist for Five 2017 Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards

Dallas, TX, October 4, 2017 — Five products from 1105 Media's Infrastructure Solutions Group have been named as finalists for 2017 Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards. The Eddie & Ozzie Awards recognize excellence in magazine editorial and design across all sectors of the industry.

1105 Media's entries were selected from 2,800 entries by a panel of more than 300 judges.

Two 1105 Media entries were selected as Eddies finalists:

  • Occupational Health & Safety October 2016 for B-to-B – Full Issue – Construction/Manufacturing
  • Mobility Management Editor's Note – Hollywood Endings for B-to-B Column/Blog – Healthcare/ Medical/Nursing

Three 1105 Media entries were selected as Ozzies finalists:

  • Occupational Health & Safety May 2017 for B-to-B – App/Digital Edition/Standalone Digital Magazine
  • Security Today May 2017 for B-to-B – App/Digital Edition/Standalone Digital Magazine
  • Occupational Health & Safety's website, ohsonline.com, for B-to-B Site Design

The Infrastructure Solutions Group of 1105 Media includes the media brands Occupational Health & Safety, Security Today, Mobility Management, HME Business, Campus Security & Life Safety, School Planning & Management, College Planning & Management, and Environmental Protection, as well as ancillary products related to these brands. It is an industry leader in every category it includes.

"We are truly honored to be recognized in so many categories for our products," said Susan May, group marketing
director for 1105 Media's Infrastructure Solutions Group. "Our team prides itself on delivering top-quality news and
information to all of the markets it serves. As media audiences evolve, we continue to update our products to ensure that they are engaging to the industry professionals who count on them."

"We have just returned from major shows for the safety and security industries, at which numerous subscribers and advertisers praised us for the content and design of our media brands," added Kevin O'Grady, president & group
publisher of 1105 Media's Infrastructure Solutions Group. "It is this kind of positive feedback that inspires us to keep up the tradition of our established brands while continuing to invest in new design and products like our blogs and our digital editions."

For more information on Occupational Health & Safety, Mobility Management and Security Today visit their respective sites at ohsonline.com, mobilitymgmt.com and securitytoday.com.

About 1105 Media, Inc.
1105 Media, Inc., is a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets, including security; industrial health, safety, and compliance; environmental protection; home healthcare; education; and information technology. 1105's offerings span print and online magazines, journals, and newsletters; seminars, conferences, and trade shows; training courseware; and web-based services. 1105 Media is based in Chatsworth, CA, with offices throughout the United States.

Media Inquiries: Susan May

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Washington Technology Announces 2017 Industry Innovators Finalists

McLean, VA, Oct. 02, 2017 -- Washington Technology, an 1105 Media, Inc. brand, has announced the inaugural Washington Technology Industry Innovators finalists.

The Industry Innovators program recognizes leading companies in the market who are innovating and transforming their companies to improve their performance and better serve their customers. There were 22 finalists across four categories: acquisitions, restructurings, technology and strategic hires.

The winner from each category will be announced at the GCN dig IT Awards on October 19th and featured in the October issue of GCN.

"Regardless of size, these finalists show that innovation is critical to success in today's market. They are setting an example for others to follow and they prove that sitting still is not an option," said Nick Wakeman, Washington Technology's Editor-in-Chief. "We are proud to shine a spotlight on what these companies are doing and how they are improving their performance and bringing valuable solutions to their customers."

2017 Washington Technology Industry Innovators Finalists:

  • AT&T
  • Accenture
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Business Integra Technology Solutions
  • CACI International
  • CGI Federal
  • Chickasaw Nation
  • CSRA Inc.
  • Cytellix
  • CBEYONData
  • Engility
  • GuidePoint
  • Ideal Innovations Inc.
  • Integrated Computer Solutions Inc.
  • Markon Solutions
  • Novetta Inc.
  • Octo Consulting Group
  • OneSpring
  • Orolia
  • Polaris Alpha
  • SAIC
  • Unisys Federal

To see the finalists by category and learn more about the Industry Innovator program, visit https://washingtontechnology.com.

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Tickets to the 2017 GCN dig IT Awards are still available, visit https://gcn.com/digIT for more information.

About Washington Technology
Washington Technology provides actionable and insightful information to all contractors in the government IT and systems integration marketplace. Expert coverage and analysis fuels strategic decisions around partnering, RFPs and resource development, which enables readers to competitively build relationships, bid smartly and win contractshttps://washingtontechnology.com

About 1105 Media, Inc.
1105 Media, Inc. is a leading provider of business-to-business (B2B) media services in the ABM, big data, education technology, enterprise computing, government technology, and infrastructure markets. 1105's offerings span print and online magazines, journals, and newsletters; seminars, conferences and trade shows; training courseware; marketing services; and Web-based services. https://1105media.com

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Prophyts Receives Positive Analyst Ranking from Research and Advisory Firm Outsell Inc.

(IRVINE, CA, Aug 02, 2017) -- Research and advisory firm Outsell Inc. has recently initiated coverage on Prophyts, a leader in Predictive Account Based Marketing (ABM), with a positive analyst ranking.

According to Outsell VP and Lead Analyst Randy Giusto, Prophyts "helps marketers identify buyers early and reach them before they self-identify as a lead. This enables marketers to target them as early as possible in the buyer journey. By providing early-stage buyers and influencers, targeting services, ready-to-go segmentation, and an ad network and marketing services, Prophyts delivers a true end-to-end solution for B2B marketers."

"We are very excited with Outsell's positive review of Prophyts," said Henry Allain, 1105 Media's COO and president of Prophyts. "ABM is an integral part of the dynamic MarTech space and we feel Prophyts amps up the offerings by allowing marketers to enjoy specific predictive purchasing data of companies in their selected product categories. Adding actionable contact data, as well as a full marketing services offering, makes Prophyts unique in the market."

Outsell's report goes on to outline important details of the company, including Strengths, Risks, Recommended Competitor Actions and Recommended Vendor Actions.

A full copy of the report can be found here.

About Prophyts
Prophyts, a portfolio company of 1105 Media, Inc., is a predictive account-based marketing (ABM) platform that identifies potential B2B buyers in their purchasing journey and delivers the contact information of all available decisions makers, influencers and stakeholders from the companies identified as potential buyers.  A one-stop solution, Prophyts also offers industry-leading marketing engagement services and advertising targeting programs. 
https://prophyts.com

About 1105 Media, Inc.
1105 Media, Inc. is a leading provider of business-to-business (B2B) media services in the ABM, big data, education technology, enterprise computing, government technology, and infrastructure markets. 1105's offerings span print and online magazines, journals, and newsletters; seminars, conferences and trade shows; training courseware; marketing services; and Web-based services.
https://1105media.com

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Prophyts Announces New Partnership with Intent Data Leader Bombora

Irvine, CA, July 25, 2017 -- Prophyts, a new portfolio company of 1105 Media, Inc., announced its partnership with Bombora, the leading provider of B2B intent data. 

Prophyts is a predictive account-based marketing (ABM) platform solution that identifies potential B2B buyers early in their purchasing journey through a patent-pending machine-learning algorithm. The patent-pending algorithm is powered in part by partner Bombora's certified data, which includes billions of pages of B2B content consumed by potential buyers at millions of companies.

The partnership, coupled with other data sets, delivers clients with the contact information of potential buyers, including all available decisions makers, influencers and stakeholders from the companies identified as potential buyers. With ABM now a top priority for B2B marketers, identifying prospects that are showing active interest is core to connecting marketing and sales activities.

"The Prophyts team has been able to take a firehose of data and run it through our patent-pending algorithm to analyze the buying behaviors of companies over the last few years and get a pattern of what that [intent-to-buy] data looks like.  By applying predictive analytics to account-based marketing, Prophyts is changing the game for the modern marketer today," said Rajeev Kapur, CEO of 1105 Media.

"By combining a powerful prediction engine with intent-fueled contact append and ad targeting capabilities, Prophyts brings B2B marketers a more complete and powerful solution for account-based sales and marketing. We are thrilled to support this innovation," said Erik Matlick, CEO of Bombora.

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1105 Media Announces New Predictive ABM Company, Prophyts

(IRVINE, CA, June 20, 2017) -- 1105 Media, Inc. today announced the launch of a new predictive account based marketing (ABM) company, Prophyts.

Prophyts, a portfolio startup of 1105 Media, enables companies to reach potential buyers early in their purchasing journey -- before they raise their hand as a traditional lead.

The predictive ABM platform is powered by a patent-pending machine learning algorithm that sifts through billions of monthly page views and the reading activity of millions of potential buyers. Based on this data, sourced from data providers, including B2B intent data leader Bombora, Prophyts predicts early stage buyers and delivers the contact information of all available decisions makers, influencers and stakeholders from that company who are likely to be involved in the purchase decision.

The information provided by Prophyts is the foundation of an ABM strategy; it brings predictability to marketing programs and enables marketers to make strategic content and ad placement decisions. Prophyts is a subscription-based service and does not need any intrusive access to proprietary systems or databases.

"We listened to our customers," said Rajeev Kapur, CEO of 1105 Media. "And the more we listened, the clearer it became that our customers wanted an easier and more effective way to identify in-market buyers early in the process.  That is what Prophyts is all about; we evolved traditional ABM from one that is manual to one that is predictive."

"Organizations are constantly looking for an edge to improve their demand generation efforts.  Lately, ABM has been the rage, but adoption can be complex and difficult to implement.  A predictable solution that can deliver both is a game changer for ABM," said John Ellett, CEO of nFusion, a leading B2B customer experience marketing agency based in Austin, TX.

A one-stop solution, Prophyts also offers industry-leading marketing engagement services and advertising targeting programs.

More information is available on https://prophyts.com

About 1105 Media, Inc.
1105 Media, Inc. is a leading provider of business-to-business (B2B) media services in the ABM, big data, education technology, enterprise computing, government technology, and infrastructure markets. 1105's offerings span print and online magazines, journals, and newsletters; seminars, conferences and trade shows; training courseware; marketing services; and Web-based services.
https://1105media.com

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TDWI Anaheim Announces Keynote Focused on How Disney Engages Customers Leveraging Data and Analytics

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TDWI, the leading source for analytics, big data, data science, and data management training, makes its annual return to Southern California for TDWI Anaheim, August 6­–11, 2017, at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. TDWI has announced its first keynote presentation, "Engaging Customers the Disney Way! A Best Practice Chat."

These days most companies have marketing analytics and the customer data that supports it. They've developed journey maps, they've created dedicated data teams, and executives are emphasizing the importance of becoming data driven. But no brand is more implicitly linked to experience than Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

In this keynote conversation, SAS executive and long-time TDWI faculty member Jill Dyché sits down with Disney's Chris Taylor. Chris, Director of Customer Engagement Platform—Delivery, is one of the thought leaders behind Walt Disney Parks and Resorts' Next Generation Experience program, the forerunner to the MagicBand. In managing the customer's journey from pre-arrival to post-experience, Chris is intimate with the data and analytics skills necessary to delight Disney guests and keep them coming back. Jill and Chris will discuss what it takes to keep guest experiences fresh, the role of data (from a multitude of sources!) in understanding guest preferences, and why analytics matters more than ever. Come and hear how Disney upholds its reputation as the happiest place on earth!

MORE ABOUT THE EVENT
TDWI Anaheim features over 54 in-depth, vendor-neutral courses on the full DataOps life cycle, organized into 5 thematic tracks covering: Self-Service BI and Analytics, Analytics and BI Foundations and Strategies, Data Science and Advanced Analytics Techniques, Data Visualization and Storytelling, and Modern Data Infrastructure. TDWI Anaheim sessions feature a mix of new and updated content, plus the core TDWI curriculum for data science, analytics, and data warehousing professional development.

Two special programs will also be offered in Anaheim during the conference. The first, the TDWI Leadership Summit, focuses on the need for organizations to achieve faster time to value with analytics and business intelligence (BI).Curated by David Stodder, TDWI senior director of research, the Leadership Summit brings together "those who have done it before" to share their experiences and insights with a select group of business and technical leaders from top companies.

Coming off a successful debut last year at TDWI San Diego, the Data Science Bootcamp is being offered again in Anaheim. The Bootcamp is an intensive two-day experience that takes students through the skills and knowledge required to start a career as a data scientist. Successful completion of the course earns the student a TDWI Certificate as well as continuing education credit.
Finally, the TDWI Exhibit Hall features over 20 leading vendors in the big data, analytics, data streaming, and data management space. Attendees have a chance to see demos of the latest solutions, discuss individual data requirements, and get answers to questions during dedicated exhibit hours.

REGISTER FOR THE EVENT:
Event website: https://tdwi.org/events/conferences/anaheim/home.aspx
Conference attendees who register by June 16, 2017, are eligible for a special 20 percent discount.

FOR THE MEDIA:
Members of the media are invited to cover the event. Interviews with TDWI analysts and spokespeople are available upon request.
Media passes are reserved for press representatives and analysts who can verify that their publication or organization regularly covers data and analytics, including big data, data analytics, Hadoop and other open source data technologies, data warehousing, BI, or related topics. All media are required to provide samples of previous reports covering these topics. Please note: media passes will not be issued to publishing, sales, marketing, advertising, public relations, or technical support staff from any organization

To apply for a media pass, please send an email to mcarter@tdwi.org with the following information:  name, title, company, email address, telephone number, dates of attendance, publication/website name (please include website URL and a link to three articles/blogs/podcasts published in the last three months that cover big data, analytics, or related topics).

For more information on 2017 TDWI events, please contact:

Media Inquiries:
Matt Carter
mcarter@tdwi.com
TDWI Vice President of Marketing
Phone: 425.277.9132

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1105 Media Launches New Brand STEAM Universe

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(MCLEAN, VA., June 16, 2017)— 1105 Media, Inc. announces the launch of a new digital media brand for the education community: STEAM Universe (https://STEAMUniverse.com).

Produced by the editorial staff of THE Journal and Campus Technology, STEAM Universe provides education professionals news, features, tips, interviews with thought leaders, expert advice and more on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics) – the hottest topic in education technology.

STEAM Universe includes a website, eNewsletter and related media products. Topics covered include makerspace equipment and furnishings, 3D printers, robotics kits and curriculum, computer science/ coding curriculum and DIY computer kits, STEM/STEAM curriculum, professional development, lab equipment, tools for hands-on learning and more.

"The national focus in education has shifted toward careers of the future, and educators have turned to hands-on learning as an exciting way to foster critical thinking and problem-solving skills in students across grades and across the curriculum," said David Nagel, Education Editorial Director for 1105 Media.

"STEAM Universe provides a resource for these educators as they gather the materials, equipment and know-how to integrate STEAM learning into classrooms, libraries, labs and after-school programs."

STEAM Universe readers and subscribers will include education technology decision makers who specify and recommend STEM- and STEAM-related gear, software and services.

Charter sponsors include Acer and Connection.

Visit https://STEAMUniverse.com for more information.

About 1105 Media, Inc.
1105 Media, Inc. is a leading provider of business-to-business (B2B) media services in the ABM, big data, education technology, enterprise computing, government technology, and infrastructure markets. 1105's offerings span print and online magazines, journals, and newsletters; seminars, conferences and trade shows; training courseware; marketing services; and Web-based services.
https://1105media.com

Media Inquiries:
Emily Jacobs: ejacos@1105media.com

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1105 Public Sector Media Group Launches New Brand Connected Warrior

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(MCLEAN, VA., June 15, 2017)— 1105 Public Sector Media Group announces the launch of a new digital media brand for the defense IT community: Connected Warrior.

Produced by the editorial staff of Defense Systems, Connected Warrior focuses on the technology needs of the warrior on the point of the spear—the soldier or sailor at the edge of the conflict.

 The new brand includes a website, eNewsletter and related media products. Topics covered include cyber defense, drones, ruggedized tech, sensors, communications and GEOINT.

"There has been a dramatic increase in the technology available to the individual warrior—on the ground, in the air, underwater and in space," said Anne A. Armstrong, Co-President and Chief Content Officer at 1105's Public Sector Media Group.

"With the new commitment to increased DOD spending, our readers need dedicated news about the technology used by the warfighter. While Defense Systems covers the larger platforms such as battleships and planes, our new website, Connected Warrior, will cover the tech that offers individuals new insights, connections, data and ultimately, better protection."

With its special focus on cutting-edge tech designed to give an individual both a strategic advantage and protection from attack, Connected Warrior will highlight new communication developments, unmanned systems in all domains, and new data analysis and display.

Readers and subscribers will include defense IT decision makers who develop and test the technology tools and the military and civilian staff who use them in the field.

Charter sponsors include Mojo Networks and Panasonic.

Visit https://connectedwarrior.com for more information.

About 1105 Public Sector Media Group
1105 Public Sector Media Group, a division of 1105 Media, Inc., provides information, insight and analysis to the Government IT and Education IT (FED/SLED) sectors. Brands include FCW, GCN, Defense Systems, Connected Warrior, Washington Technology, Government Cloud Insider, Federal Soup, Campus Technology and THE Journal. Content platforms include print, digital, online, events and a broad spectrum of marketing services.  http://1105publicsector.com

Media Inquiries:
Emily Jacobs: ejacos@1105media.com

 

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Defense Event Examines Evolving Role of Analytics in National Security Decisions

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(MCLEAN, VA., June 13, 2017)— FCW, Defense Systems and technical partner Booz Allen Hamilton have announced additional details and speakers for their government and military event focused on the evolving role of analytics in national security—Analytics Supporting National Security: Advanced Capabilities for Better Decision-Making. The morning event will take place Tuesday, June 20 at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City in Arlington, VA.

Increasingly, government and military leaders and organizations are leveraging advanced analytic tools in new ways—addressing a broader range of problems, gaining deeper levels of understanding and reducing overall cost. This event will bring together government and military leaders and experts to examine how advanced analytics provides not only the insight, but the foresight needed for effective decision-making in national security matters.

The keynote address will be presented by Mark Krzysko, Deputy Director for Enterprise Information, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics/Acquisition Resources and Analysis, Department of Defense (DOD). Mr. Krzysko will speak to data stewardship, data management and other key ingredients of an analytics program.

"It's been fascinating to watch the government embrace analytics in recent years, and move from basic measurement and monitoring to true predictive analytics," said Troy K. Schneider, Editor-in-Chief, FCW and GCN. "Now we're seeing some agencies explore prescriptive analytics, using the data to suggest the best course of action. This has tremendous potential, but requires a very different way of thinking about problems and mission goals." 

"Defense and intelligence leaders recognize that the power of analytics can enable timely and accurate decision making. This event will further drive that discussion with real-world examples and identify paths forward in thinking about how to apply analytics to better support different missions," said Mark "Jake" Jacobsohn, Senior Vice President and Lead, Data Science and Machine Intelligence within Booz Allen Hamilton's Strategic Innovation Group (SIG).

Confirmed speakers include: Mark Krzysko, Deputy Director for Enterprise Information, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics/Acquisition Resources and Analysis, DOD ; Kevin Garrison, Chief of Analytics, Office of Special Assistant for Governance and Analytics, DOD; Dr. Peter Highnam, Director, Research, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; Mark Tapper, Special Adviser to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force; Mark "Jake" Jacobsohn, Senior Vice President and Lead, Data Science and Machine Intelligence, SIG , Booz Allen Hamilton; Scott Jachimski, Principal and Director of Analytics, Data Science and Machine Intelligence for National Agencies, Defense & Intelligence Group, Booz Allen Hamilton.

Two Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits are available to event attendees. For more information on the June 20 event, visit: https://FCW.com/Analytics or contact: Editor@FCW.com

About 1105 Public Sector Media Group
FCW and Defense Systems are media brands in the 1105 Public Sector Media Group, a division of 1105 Media, Inc., that provides information, insight and analysis to the Government IT and Education IT (FED/SLED) sectors. Content platforms include print, digital, online, events and a broad spectrum of marketing services. http://1105publicsector.com

About Booz Allen
For more than 100 years, business, government, and military leaders have turned to Booz Allen Hamilton to solve their most complex problems. They trust us to bring together the right minds: those who devote themselves to the challenge at hand, who speak with relentless candor, and who act with courage and character. They expect original solutions where there are no roadmaps. They rely on us because they know that—together—we will find the answers and change the world.

We solve the most difficult management and technology problems through a combination of consulting, analytics, digital solutions, engineering, and cyber expertise. With global headquarters in McLean, Virginia, our firm employs more than 23,300 people and had revenue of $5.80 billion for the 12 months ended March 31, 2017. To learn more, visit BoozAllen.com (NYSE: BAH)

Media Inquiries:
Carmel McDonagh: cmcdonagh@1105media.com

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