Executive Spotlight: Interview with Melvin Greer, Intel’s Chief Data Scientist

Melvin Greer is Chief Data Scientist, Public Sector Americas, at Intel Corporation. He is responsible for building Intel’s data science platform through artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cognitive computing. His systems and software engineering experience has resulted in patented inventions in cloud computing, synthetic biology, and IoT bio-sensors for edge analytics. He has received the 2017 BDPA Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2012 BEYA Technologist of the Year Award. ExecutiveBiz: Where do you see disruptive technologies impacting the federal marketplace? Melvin Greer: Technologies that impact and disrupt government and  empower citizens are increasing transparency in government, and improved delivery of citizen services. Government agencies are also disrupting themselves as they strive towards increased operational efficiency. Without question mobile and social media technologies are having a disruptive effect  in government, and are creating new delivery models for citizen services. The disruptive technology area  that I focus on is data science and analytics, machine learning, cognitive computing and artificial intelligence. Government is experiencing positive disruption in  health and life sciences, energy and transportation. Data science and analytics are creating a personalized experience and improving government’s ability to harness the power of data. ExecutiveBiz: What are the challenges that you see in incorporating artificial…

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