Information Technology

(T1-8) BlaaS: An Organizational Approach to Business Intelligence and Analytics as a Service at the Department of Veteran Affairs — Pyramid Analytics


3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Dave Fackler

Chief Technical Architect, Business Intelligence Service Line

Department of Veterans Affairs

Learn how Government agencies continuously evolve towards becoming modern, data-driven enterprises:

  • The data explosion continues to challenge agencies with petabytes of data
  • Decision makers continue to clamor for access to analyze information without waiting on IT
  • Organizational alignment for measuring and improving results must be balanced with reducing infrastructure

Gartner predicts a return to governed, enterprise business intelligence and analytics (BI&A) solutions. The VA’s organizational approach to BIaaS enables over 500 project teams to deploy over 140,000 analytical and dashboard reports daily and weekly to almost 30,000 knowledge workers in the last year. This session addresses the VA’s approach of BIaaS to provide curated, self-service BI&A to drive strategic value and aligned decision making.

What you will learn:

  • Gain an understanding of a curated-data strategy for pervasive BI&A to achieve rapid and high user adoption
  • Learn approaches for ensuring governance and security while enabling self-service data access
  • Increase awareness of a service-based approach to providing organizational BiaaS