Big Data Seminar | Establishing a foundation for data-driven public health systems

March 11 1 pm -2:30 pm  PST

Building a foundation for public health to advance the well-being of people and communities requires a data-centric approach. COVID-19 has only accelerated the need for a modern data platform – one that provides scale, performance, speed and reliability – and includes the ability to ingest location-based data, which is critical for health strategies focused on equity.

Unfortunately, delivering those outcomes is not easy. The enterprise environment is data-rich and federated, yet information-poor. Join our virtual event to learn how leveraging data, advanced analytics and a modern data architecture are key to enhancing the capacity and capabilities of health and human services organizations.

We’ll also cover:

  • How government organizations can use data, analytics and AI to better serve the communities they support
  • How the California Department of Public Health and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services leverage data to address public health problems and population-scale claims
  • How to use location-based data to address the social determinants of health, identify gaps in social and racial equities, and increase access to education and healthcare


  • 1:00 PM PT: Welcome and opening remarks — Michael Sanky
  • 1:05 PM PT: Establishing a foundation for data-driven public health systems — Este Geraghty, Chief Medical Officer and Health Solutions Director at Esri
  • 1:25 PM PT: Success story: Enhancing the California Department of Public Health’s capacity and capabilities with unified analytics — Neal Rosenblatt, Chief Informatics Branch, California Department of Public Health
  • 1:35 PM PT: Success story: How one of the largest public health organizations built a modern data lake to analyze population-scale claims data — Jack Fletcher, Former Senior IT Advisor for CMS
  • 1:45 PM PT: Panel discussion — Este Geraghty (moderator), Jack Fletcher and Neal Rosenblatt
  • 2:30 PM PT: Closing remarks — Michael Sanky