Salient Federal Solutions, Inc. (Salient), a provider of information technology, training, engineering and intelligence analytics services to agencies in the intelligence and other markets, announced on March 6 the appointment of Cynthia Walker as director of the company’s Data Analytics Center of Excellence (DACoE).
Walker will be responsible for developing and implementing Salient’s data analytics strategy and expanding market distinctions and innovations of the DACoE to include predictive analytics, agile business intelligence, and big data solutions for Salient’s clients.
Walker has more than 25 years of information management and business intelligence expertise and has served as strategic advisor and architect guiding enterprise transformation, knowledge management, enterprise data management, and information sharing efforts across the federal market. She is a frequent speaker and trainer at national and international conferences and workshops.
Walker is also an author of numerous articles and white papers on enterprise data management topics.
She joins Salient after serving as a director at Pragmatics, Inc., where she helped financial regulatory agency clients mitigate risks more effectively and fulfill statutory obligations of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act. Recently, Walker helped a federal financial regulator analyze large volumes of data (structured and unstructured) to evaluate potential systemic financial risk. She used data analytics and risk modeling to help the regulator evaluate the potential risks associated with large banks’ global payment, clearing, and settlement practices.
“The appointment of Cindy is another step for Salient as we strive to positively impact our engagements with our clients,” said Bill Parker, COO of Salient. “Explosive volumes of data have overwhelmed most enterprises. Adding a data analytics practice to our portfolio will enhance our ability to provide insight into understanding patterns and trends. Cindy has a proven track record in data analytics and she will engage immediately with our current client base.”