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Leveraging Transparency to Make Government More Effective

Location: Independence Ballroom HI Level:

Agencies across the Federal Government use Palantir to analyze and understand data. The push for transparency in government and initiatives like have accelerated the pace at which new data is created. But making sense of this growing quantity of data is challenging, data about each entity is scattered across a variety of datasets and each is in a different format. Palantir allows users with non-technical backgrounds to analyze large quantities of data across multiple sources.

In this presentation we’ll show some of the best analysis done by our customers in government in the areas of intelligence, cyber-espionage, financial regulation, and transparency. We’ll also show one of our latest efforts to bolster transparency in the US Government: AnalyzeThe.US. AnalyzeThe.US makes every citizen into an insightful analyst, allowing them to analyze the key data sets of the Federal Government in one place.

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Shyam Sankar

Palantir Technologies

Shyam Sankar is the Director of Business Development at Palantir Technologies Inc., a successful software company based in Palo Alto, California.

Palantir’s powerful analytical platforms are revolutionizing information analysis and knowledge management in financial, intelligence, law enforcement and military arenas.

Prior to working at Palantir, Shyam was the Director of Business Development at Xoom Corporation, an online international money transfer service. At Xoom Shyam developed an global network of financial institutions that provided low cost, efficient remittance services for immigrant communities around the world.

Shyam earned his B.S. degree at Cornell
University in Electrical and Computer Engineering and received his M.S. in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University. Shyam has a keen interest in developmental economics and life extension.

Alex Fishman

Palantir Technologies

Alex Fishman leads Palantir’s efforts in the area of financial regulation and oversight. Alex worked for Doug to help stand up the analytic efforts at the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board and performed the analysis on their first significant case. Currently Alex works with several agencies to prevent and detect fraud, waste and abuse and other types of improper payments.

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