Herndon, VA – May 2, 2018 – DLT Solutions, an award-winning technology partner to the public sector, announced the appointment of Sherry Bennett as the company’s new chief data scientist. In her role, Bennett will oversee DLT’s data science, management, governance and business intelligence portfolio. Bennett brings more than 25 years of data science and IT experience to the role, which was created to support emerging public sector innovations data analytics, AI and machine learning strategic initiatives.
As the expansion of the Internet of Things and the digitization of government increases the amount of data available to the public sector, proper data analysis is critical to government initiatives, including services delivery, better supporting healthcare services, and the detection and protection of cyber threats. Bennett brings the expertise and talent that will empower government to solve these analytics challenges.
“DLT is committed to meeting the needs of our public sector customers. With a shortage of data scientists and a wealth of information, organizations need experts in technologies that allow them to better leverage data to cut costs, improve efficiencies, and even save lives,” said Brian Strosser, president of DLT. “That’s why we created this role, and selected Sherry to lead the data and analytics practice for DLT’s partners, clients, and customers.”
Before joining DLT, Bennett served as the Chief Data Officer at the University of Maryland University College. Prior to that, she held senior leadership roles at Laureate International Universities where she led the creation of a global business intelligence and data science team, serving the information needs for a portfolio of universities located in the US, Europe, Southeast Asia and South America.
“DLT accelerates Public Sector growth for technologies companies. It is a leader in connecting software innovators with the public sector, helping organizations realize the potential of their data assets. Many large public sector organizations continue to struggle with how to manage and leverage their data to accomplish mission critical objectives” says Bennett. “The opportunities for the public sector to leverage data to fulfill mission critical objectives abound as machine learning and AI technologies proliferate. In my new role, I have the opportunity to partner with and advise some of the most innovative technology companies on strategies to gain market share by helping public sector clients mature the utilization of data to drive decision-making, services and risk mitigation.”
Be sure to keep an eye out for an in-depth interview with Sherry Bennett in the coming weeks.