Data produced or collected by companies is arguably one of the most valuable strategic business assets. The “Four V’s” that characterize a “big data” environment (Volume, Variety, Velocity, and Veracity), combined with securing the data, is an overwhelming management challenge for businesses both small and large.
Our keynote address will discuss the challenges facing organizations from a data governance perspective. The impact of regulatory efforts on data governance and security strategies will also be addressed, including tips and best practices for organizations eager to develop and implement information governance and security policies and procedures.
Michael D. Moskal
Sr. Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Michael is currently Senior Vice President of CUBRC’s Information Exploitation Sector and concurrently serves as CUBRC’s Chief Information Officer. In his role as Sr. VP of CUBRC’s Information Exploitation Sector, Michael is responsible for the strategic management of CUBRC’s C4ISR Modeling and Simulation Group and Data Science and Information Fusion Group. CUBRC's Information Exploitation Sector is focused on providing basic and advanced research and development of emerging information system technologies; the design and development of highly specialized modeling and simulation systems; development of advanced data analysis technologies in both cloud computing and standard data architecture environments; and delivery and maintenance of these various technologies and systems to a diverse set of government and commercial customers. As company CIO, Mike provides strategic direction and management for all of CUBRC’s computing, communications, and information technology operations for a nearly 160 person company with several locations in the United States. In 2018 he was named the “IT Leader of the Year” by InfoTechWNY, the leading technology trade organization in Western New York. He has over 30 years of technical and management experience in the areas of chemical and biological defense and information sciences. He has been awarded one U.S. patent and has authored or co-authored over 40 technical reports or papers in the areas of Chemical and Biological Defense, Intelligence Data Analysis, and Data Science. Mr. Moskal holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology from the State University of New York, Buffalo State College, and an MBA from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY.