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Big Data Summit
November 16-18, 2014

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View detailsKeynote Presentation

Visionary speaker presents to entire audience on key issues, challenges and business opportunities

View detailsExecutive Visions

Panel moderated by Master of Ceremonies and headed by four executives discussing critical business topics

View detailsThought Leadership

Solution provider-led session giving high-level overview of opportunities

View detailsThink Tank

End user-led session in boardroom style, focusing on best practices

View detailsRoundtable

Interactive session led by a moderator, focused on industry issue

View detailsExecutive Exchange

Pre-determined, one-on-one interaction revolving around solutions of interest

View detailsFocus Group

Discussion of business drivers within a particular industry area

View detailsAnalyst Q&A Session

Moderator-led coverage of the latest industry research

View detailsVendor Showcase

Several brief, pointed overviews of the newest solutions and services

View detailsCase Study

Overview of recent project successes and failures

View detailsOpen Forum Luncheon

Informal discussions on pre-determined topics

View detailsNetworking Session

Unique activities at once relaxing, enjoyable and productive

Sunday, November 16, 2014 - Big Data Summit

2:00 pm
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4:30 pm

Registration and Greeting

4:30 pm
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6:00 pm

Exclusive CIO Think Tank

CDO Vs CAO

Is there a difference between a Chief Analytics Officer and a Chief Data Officer? Not everyone agrees, but many in the data discipline see the CDO as focusing on tactical data management while the CAO concentrates on the strategic deployment of analytics.

In this session, we will discuss the role of a CDO and a CAO and the functions of an organizations need for one or the other, or both.

Presented by:

View detailsPamela Peele, Chief Analytics Officer, UPMC Insurance Services Division

Presented by:

View detailsDonnie Yancey, Chief Data Officer, MapquestMapquest

6:00 pm
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7:00 pm

Welcome Cocktail Reception

7:00 pm
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10:00 pm

Welcome Address & Dinner

Presented by Master of Ceremonies

Presented by:

View detailsJames Quin, Senior Director of Content and C-Suite Communities, CDM MediaCDM Media

Monday, November 17, 2014 - Big Data Summit

7:00 am
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7:50 am

Networking Breakfast

8:00 am
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8:40 am

Keynote Presentation

Cloud, Big Data, and Analytics: A Look Ahead

Today we live in the Gucci world of Big Data and Analytics where skilled artisans are required to discover and derive value from data. Tomorrow we need to create the Walmart model of Big Data by placing the power of analytics into the hands of the average user. To do this will require the development of elegant, easy to use tools and smart data services that do more of the heavy lifting behind the scenes so that people can focus on understanding and applying big data to solve business needs.

Presented by:

Ira Hunt, Former CTO, The Central Intelligence Agency, Retired

8:50 am
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9:20 am

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

Next Generation Analytics: Acting on Big Data While It Still Has Value

Data can transform your business. In the new digital economy, organizations are demanding more and more analytics on all of their data. The operational ability to capture the right information, at the right time and act on it preemptively is today's sure driver of sustainable business value and competitive advantage. 

This session will present the challenges of acting on big data in real-time as well as how you can expand core big data competencies, build data discovery capabilities, and put your insights into action.

Presented by:

View detailsJothi Periasamy, Chief Data Scientist, Experfy (Harvard Innovation Lab)Experfy (Harvard Innovation Lab)

9:25 am
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9:55 am

Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

The Power of Big Data: Energizing the Customer Experience

Customer intimacy is an imperative for companies who are struggling with increasing commoditization of goods and services and an explosive growth in the channels of engagement. Digital organizations have a head start and have disrupted traditional customer interfaces to gain competitive advantage. As a result, organizations across industries are now exploring ways to energize the customer experience and fill the digital gap.

This session will present practical ways in which leaders in digital customer experience are leveraging Big Data to harvest customer insights, create new business applications and enable digital transformation within sales and marketing.

Takeaways:

  • Discover how new data ingestion techniques and Big Data Lake are used to drive customer intimacy
  • Learn how digital customer transactions and social media can successfully integrate with enterprise data such as inventory and order management 
  • Discuss how CIOs and CMOs need to interact to enable effective operating models to monetize on Big Data

Sponsored by:

View detailsHCLHCL

10:00 am
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10:30 am

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

Making Big Data Actionable

Building a new muscle to advance analytics - with a discussion of how data management is imperative, how it can be done most effectively, how new tools, technology, and advanced modeling can be brought in to automate the process, and how that in turns enables more advanced analysis.

Presented by:

View detailsChris Peterson, Vice President of Model Risk, Capital OneCapital One

10:35 am
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10:55 am

Networking Break

11:00 am
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11:30 am

Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

Real-time Streaming Analytics - Business Value, Use Cases and Architectural Considerations

As enterprises begin to get comfortable with Hadoop based architectures - some may wonder - what's next? As IT and line-of-business executives begin to operationalize Hadoop and MPP based batch big data analytics, it's time to begin to understand and prepare for the next wave of innovation in data processing, visualization and analytics - Analytics over real-time streaming data.

This session will provide an overview and discussion on the business value, use cases and architectural considerations of integrating real-time streaming analytics into your Enterprise Big Data roadmap.

Sponsored by:

View detailsImpetusImpetus

11:35 am
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12:05 pm

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

Forming a Data Narrative

Electronic Medical Records (EHR) have created the foundation for large scale clinical data analytics across populations in an outpatient setting. The challenge is how to get a take advantage of this rich data source previously hidden away in paper charts in a clinicians practice. From federal, state & local quality measure guidelines to Vendor product certifications, there are many competing and overlapping data priorities. 

 This session will discuss: 

  • The data normalization challenges of outpatient and ambulatory heath information. 
  • How big data will be the game changer as payment shifts form fee for service to at risk models. 
  • How big data can keep risk populations healthy and reduce healthcare costs

Presented by:

View detailsBill Gillis, CIO Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

12:10 pm
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12:40 pm

Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

The Evolving World of Hadoop, and Implications for Building a Flexible, Scalable, Cost-effective Big Data Infrastructure

Hadoop is rapidly being adopted by enterprises as a cost effective way to to ingest, analyze and derive business value out of an ever increasing deluge of data. Data from traditional structured sources (OLTP, existing DB's of all kinds) and more so from new, unstructured sources (social media, video, etc). As business requires more 'real time' response to customers, how can enterprises re-envision their Hadoop architectures? EMC/Pivotal/VMware (the Federation) are exploring how Open Source projects like Spark/Shark, Tachyon and new in-memory platforms can be blended with existing virtualization and SDS systems to unlock further value.

Sponsored by:

View detailsEMCEMC

12:45 pm
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1:15 pm

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

Building Your Analytics Team: Finding and Keeping World-Class Analytics Talent

These days it takes much more than a lucrative salary to build a top-notch analytics team. With more than 25 years of analytics experience, Joe DeCosmo, CAO of Enova International, has experienced the shift firsthand. But by forging a close partnership with Enova's Talent Management team, Joe and his team have figured out the right combination of innovative recruiting techniques and challenging work assignments and career growth opportunities to attract and retain the right people.

Presented by:

View detailsJoe DeCosmo, Chief Analytics Officer, Enova InternationalEnova International

1:20 pm
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2:20 pm

Networking Luncheon

2:25 pm
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2:55 pm

Executive Exchange

3:00 pm
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3:30 pm

Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

Putting Big Data To Work

Big data is everywhere. You cant avoid being exposed to discussions around big data, and the analysis of it, on a regular basis. The downside of this attention is that there is a lot of hype and misinformation in the marketplace. Many companies are confused about how to get started, what actions to take, and what pitfalls to avoid. Based on content from the popular books Taming The Big Data Tidal Wave and The Analytics Revolution, this talk will provide an overview of important themes to understand regarding big data. The talk will address technological, organizational, and cultural points that must be considered. Most importantly, the talk will aim to provide attendees a solid direction to take their big data initiatives.

Sponsored by:

View detailsTeradataTeradata

3:35 pm
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4:05 pm

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

Building an effective data governance framework

Effective data governance serves an important function within the enterprise, setting the parameters for data management and usage, creating processes for resolving data issues and enabling business users to make decisions based on high-quality data and well-managed information assets. But implementing a data governance framework isn't easy. Complicating factors often come into play, such as data ownership questions, data inconsistencies across different departments and the expanding collection and use of big data in companies. This session will aim to identify the challenges and address how to build a successful data governance framework

Presented by:

View detailsJohn O'Brien, Principal Analyst and CEO, Radiant AdvisorsRadiant Advisors

4:10 pm
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4:40 pm

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

A Practitioners View of Virtual Data Warehousing

Traditional data warehousing is complex, slow work, relying on multiple brittle ETL steps. This session is a practitioner led case study and QA on the emerging paradigm of the Virtual Data Warehouse. Having implemented a traditional enterprise data warehouse, Compassions DW team quickly recognized the potential of data virtualization. Leaning heavily on trailblazing work at a Global 50 energy company and by the man who wrote the book on SQL, Compassion replaced its traditional DW with the Ministry Information Library, an industry award winning architecture producing great insight and happy customers. Come and hear Compassions story and ask your questions. 

  • The Kimball Group closes its doors: The death of the traditional data warehouse.
  • Data Virtualization: 5x Faster, 1/3 the cost

Presented by:

View detailsAndy Sturt, Enterprise Data Architect, Compassion InternationalCompassion International

4:45 pm
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5:15 pm

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

Data Governance Simplified: Eight Artifacts to Start Getting Trusted Data

Feeling the pain associated with ungoverned data is all to common, but starting down the path of governing data seems daunting and expensive, especially when it comes to important but not necessarily regulated data. In this session, we will discuss eight "artifacts that you can start working on today to help improve the trust in your data. We will use these artifacts to discuss typical data pain points and how you would use them as a framework to start resolving your data trust problems.

Presented by:

View detailsHolly Starling, Director, Information Governance, AutoTrader.comAutoTrader.com

5:25 pm
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6:25 pm

CIO Executive Visions Panel

Using Data & Analytics to Drive Business Transformation

Big Data initiatives have become a reality among almost every company today. However, what we have seen is lots of initiatives have become just science projects and did not deliver on early expectations.

This panel discussion will focus on how to use data and analytics to drive true business success and show some real examples of companies and individuals who made a difference.

Moderated by:

View detailsJames Quin, Senior Director of Content and C-Suite Communities, CDM MediaCDM Media

Panelists:

View detailsDavid Gleason, Firmwide Head of Data Strategy and Data Governance, JP Morgan ChaseJP Morgan Chase

View detailsNiraj Jetly, SVP-COO/CIO, NutrisavingsNutrisavings

View detailsJoe DeCosmo, Chief Analytics Officer, Enova InternationalEnova International

6:30 pm
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7:30 pm

Cocktail Reception

7:30 pm
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9:00 pm

Executive Networking Dinner

9:00 pm
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10:00 pm

After Dinner Networking

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - Big Data Summit

7:00 am
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8:00 am

Networking Breakfast

8:10 am
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8:50 am

Keynote Presentation

Operating in a Big Data World: Thinking about ROI

It is common for companies embarking on their big data and analytics journey to stumble on the topic of ROI. This session will explore the opportunities and challenges for IT and Business alike in driving value and outcomes. We will explore the CIO agenda and the Business leader agenda and share experiences on how both contingencies approach where to start and where to focus. We will also explore the topic of data discovery as a strategic approach for driving ROI. Finally, we will highlight several examples of where value and ROI is being driven.

Presented by:

View detailsSathish Gaddipati, Vice President - Enterprise Data, The Weather ChannelThe Weather Channel

9:00 am
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9:30 am

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

Accelerate & Empower Data Exploration, Discovery, and Integration Through Data Virtualization

Inaccessible or non-integrated data can derail, postpone or cancel BI & analytical efforts. This encourages siloed one-off work-around tactics leading to ungoverned use of data causing inaccuracies, inconsistencies, and incompleteness. We'll discuss how Data Virtualization provides immediate & performant access to diverse data sets to enable faster time-to-market and more focused utilization of data scientists and analysts.

Presented by:

View detailsDirk Garner, Director Data Technology Innovation, Macy's.comMacy's.com

9:35 am
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10:05 am

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

From Here to There and Everywhere in Between

As growth continues with geo-location targeting and visitation attribution through mobile devices, MapQuest looks to take advantage of one of the most unique consumer behaviors it obtains from its userbase - where are they planning to go (aka routes). Whether its going to the new store at the mall or to a relative's new house, we understand where the start, where the plan to go, and where they go before they get there when they are using. This creates unique and dynamic opportunities in the marketplace to reach our valuable MapQuest mobile audience.

Presented by:

View detailsDonnie Yancey, Chief Data Officer, MapquestMapquest

10:10 am
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10:40 am

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

Building Business Analytics Programs That Are Business Relevant

As companies embark on their big data/analytics journey, beyond the technology itself, many practical challenges exist - How to get analytics journey started? How to make it business relevant? How to organize the analytics efforts across the company? How to identify and develop analytics talent? How to evolve analytics from internal operational improvement to external customers to revenue generation? In this talk, Dr. Tianbing Qian (TQ), VP of IT & Business Analytics at Celestica, will discuss this $6B Global EMS companys multi-year analytics journey in addressing some of these challenges.

Presented by:

View detailsTianbing Qian, VP of IT & Analytics, CelesticaCelestica

10:45 am
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11:00 am

Networking Break

11:05 am
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11:35 am

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

Imperatives for the successful CDO (Not mentioned in the CDO Job Description)

A conversation between two CDOs about lessons learned over the last 2 decades. The first decade was characterized by Marketing stepping up as early adopters. Other business communities followed suit. However many staff were unprepared to work in this new field, and this lead to practicing with data sources in the dark. Amidst ferocious arguments over how to build solutions, best practices emerged. The web brought its own set of opportunities and complications and Data Quality became a massive inhibitor. The second decade was characterized by a huge drive to Multi-channel and the need for integrated data. Everyone loved data & analytics as long as it was their own. DIY data warehousing became common with struggling economy and scarce investment dollars. Change management was first on the funding cuts, but most critical to value realization. Moving to the present time, again new technologies are emerging to save the day and open new vistas to the business community. Skills, methods, and experience once again in short supply. It seems we have gone full circle. What must the CDO do to bring success to his Enterprise? Wes Hunt and Derek Strauss share a passion for Data and Analytics. They were the leaders of an Enterprise Data Quality Improvement Program for a large Bank during the second half of the 1990s. After a number of years working together on this program, their paths went different ways but they recently met up again in the growing community of CDOs.

Presented by:

View detailsDerek Strauss, Chief Data Officer, TD AmeritradeTD Ameritrade

Presented by:

View detailsWesley Hunt, VP, Chief Data Officer, NationwideNationwide

11:40 am
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12:10 pm

Executive Exchange

Roundtable

Big Data in the Cloud

Big Data is here to stay.  A recent IDC survey found 100% of business leaders plan to deploy Hadoop in the next three years.  Hadoop, however, is hard.  In fact only 3 in 10 businesses reported they had successfully deployed. High startup costs, long timelines, skill shortages, and a rapidly evolving ecosystem are all significant impediments.  During this session learn how your organization can future proof its Big Data strategy while saving time and money by rapidly deploying Hadoop and Spark in the cloud.  Youll discover how Big Data in the Cloud expands the scope of your big data strategy by enabling batch, streaming, and interactive workloads on the right mix of infrastructure with breakthrough performance and elastic scalability.

Sponsored by:

View detailsRackspaceRackspace

12:15 pm
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1:15 pm

CIO Executive Visions Panel

Defining Data Governance

Data volume, data variety, and data velocity have all grown exponentially over the last few years, the so-called Big Data explosion. And while this increased organizational focus on data, the information it contains, and the insights that can be gleaned from it promises tremendous opportunity, that opportunity isnt achieved without overcoming significant challenges. Whether it be the increased need for better data quality (an issue unresolved from the small data days), more efficient and effective data management, answering questions around data ownership vs. stewardship, or even increased regulatory pressure as a result of data security and data privacy, this increased focus on data has created an increased need for Data Governance. Join our panelists as we discuss the thorny issue of Data Governance: what it is, how it works, why you need it, and who should be responsible for it.

Takeaways:

  • Data management issues have existed as long as data has existed but the Big Data boom has increased these challenges exponentially 
  • Resolving data management issues requires a strong data governance program to make rules, resolve issues, and enforce compliance 
  • Determining what to about data governance is the easy part, determining how and by whom it should be done will be the real challenge facing IT

Moderated by:

View detailsJames Quin, Senior Director of Content and C-Suite Communities, CDM MediaCDM Media

Panelists:

View detailsThomas Mavroudis, Group Head of Data Quality, HSBCHSBC

View detailsBarclay Blair, Founder & Executive Director, Information Governance InitiativeInformation Governance Initiative

View detailsHolly Starling, Director, Information Governance, AutoTrader.comAutoTrader.com

Sponsored by:

GuardtimeGuardtime

1:15 pm
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1:25 pm

1:35 pm
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2:35 pm

Networking Luncheon