Transforming business or mission through AI/ML doesn't start with technology but with culture…and an audit. At least as much is true for the US Department of Defense (DoD), which presents significant modernization challenges because of its mission scope, expansive global footprint, and massive size - with over 2.8 million people, it is the largest employer in the world. Greg Little discusses how establishing the DoD’s annual audit became a surprising accelerator for the department’s data and analytics journey. It revealed the foundational needs for data management to run a $3 trillion in assets enterprise, and its successful implementation required breaking through deeply entrenched cultural and organizational resistance across DoD.
In this session, Greg will discuss what it will take to guide the evolution of technology and culture in parallel: leadership, technology that enables rapid scale and a complete & reliable data flow, and a data driven culture.