Date: February 16, 2012
Location: Amphora Restaurant
1151 Elden St.
Herndon, VA
Start Time: 6:00 PM
Cost: $20.00

Topic: “Too Much Data: How to Find What You Value”
Panelists: Don Joder, Doug Whall, Peggy Hwu

Description: Our Dinner Meeting on February 16, 2012, will include a lively and entertaining moderated panel discussion of issues arising from the Systems Engineering community’s efforts to effectively work with increasingly large and complex data collections. Our three featured panelists, Don Joder, Doug Whall, and Peggy Hwu, are senior systems engineers with lots of battle scars from tackling architecture, design, integration, sharing, quality, security, and other data management challenges in a variety of organizational and technical contexts. Topics to be discussed include data architecture, data modeling, semantic computing, “Big Data”, data security, data’s role in Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), and the data management implications of cloud computing. Active audience participation (questions, comments, and sharing of lessons-learned) will be encouraged.

First Course: Caesar Salad
Entree – Choice of: Tortellini with vodka pink sauce – or – Chicken Marsala served with roasted potatoes and vegetable – or – Tuscan tilapia with peppers, onions, and capers, served with potatoes and vegetable
Dessert: Fruit Bavarian cake