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Big Data Summit
May 2-3, 2016

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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

Monday, May 2, 2016 - Big Data Summit

12:00 pm
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1:30 pm

Registration and Greeting

1:30 pm
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1:40 pm

Welcome Address and Opening Remarks

Presented by:

View detailsJames Quin, VP, Events , CDM MediaCDM Media

1:40 pm
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2:25 pm

Keynote Presentation

Data Governance, Big Data & the Cognitive Compromise

Even though the practice isn't that old, traditional methods of performing data governance and its associated functions are becoming stale.  While they can produce excellent results, the processes of achieving executive and leadership buy-in and execution against the model can take years.  At the same time, advancements in big data technology and analytic capabilities have driven expectations of analytics output through the roof.  How to we "modernize" data governance practices to enable analytics activity to have access to quality, fit-for-purpose data, in a more realistic time frame.  Making use of cognitive computing, and turning "Big Data" back against your own data may close that gap.

Takeaways:

  • Opportunities in Cognitive Computing for the automation of Data Governance
  • Moving away from manual processes in data management to enable Big Data Analytics


Presented by:

View detailsMatthew Widick, Chief Data Officer, Kaiser PermanenteKaiser Permanente

2:30 pm
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3:00 pm

Executive Exchange

Roundtable

A Revolution in the Making with the Internet of Things

Without the right data management strategy, investments in Internet of Things (IoT) can yield limited results.  Apache Hadoop has emerged as a key architectural component that can help make sense of IoT data, enabling never before seen data products and solutions.  Join Cloudera as we explore and discuss cross-industry trends driven by IoT and data architecture strategies for managing the sheer volume of data.

Sponsored by:

View detailsClouderaCloudera

3:05 pm
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3:35 pm

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

Big Data and Analytics – Combining On-Premise and Cloud Data

On-Premise data solutions are deeply engrained within our current IT environments.  With the introduction of cloud based technologies companies now have more options than ever for where and how to store their data.  Today companies must determine what is the future direction for their data solutions.  How do we maximize the value of legacy platforms while leveraging or transitioning to cloud data solutions?  How do we blend data from legacy and cloud solutions?

Takeaways:

  • Challenges and opportunities of On-Premise and Cloud hybrid solutions
  • Storage of data in an era of Volume, Variety, Velocity, Veracity and Value
  • Ensuring users can access the data regardless of where it is stored

Presented by:

View detailsDerek Wilson, Director BI and Analytics, Just EnergyJust Energy

3:40 pm
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3:55 pm

Networking Session

4:00 pm
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4:30 pm

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

Data Science as an Art: The Importance of Creativity in Big Data

Big Data and Data Science has become in vogue the past decade. The skills of data scientists have evolved. In this session, we will cover the following topics:

  • The future of Data Science
  • Skills needed for next generation data scientists
  • Maximize ROI for big data projects and Advanced Machine Learning

Presented by:

Matthew Burris, Global Vice President- Data Science, CitiCiti

4:35 pm
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5:05 pm

Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

Big Data and Analytics at the Next Level

The explosive growth of data volume and data variety that have characterized this new big data era are set to head in a steeper upward trajectory as IoT moves from being a fringe technology, to a mainstream capability. When a single Boeing 787 is able to capture 70Tb of data per flight from thousands of individual sensors throughout the vehicle, just imagine the data volume that can be captured when not just every plane, or even every vehicle, but every device and every individual is streaming a constant set of “status” information. Data growth by itself however is only a small portion of the story, as to have value this data must be analysed in essentially real-time in order to create actionable outcomes. 

Takeaways: 

  • Big data today may be big, but every single one of the “v’s” that compose it (Volume, Variety, Velocity, Veracity and Value) is set to increase exponentially as a result of IoT 
  • The ability to analyse, interpret, and find meaning in this vast sea of data will be single biggest differentiator in enterprise success 
  • Enterprises will have to walk a fine line when it comes to privacy of the information they collect to ensure the continued ability to do so.

Sponsored by:

View detailsImpetusImpetus

5:10 pm
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5:40 pm

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

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 isn’t 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

Presented by:

View detailsBob Stanton, Chief Data Officer, Guggenheim PartnersGuggenheim Partners

5:45 pm
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6:15 pm

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

Using Analytics to Drive Business Transformation

Data analytics 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 situation needs to reversed quickly because those organizations that are being successful with Big Data and analytics programs are rapidly leaving those that are unsuccessful in their wake. Big Data and analytics has the potential to be transformational for the enterprise, but IT leaders need to be making the right investments, in the right areas, to ensure optimal success. 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.


Takeaways:

  • Analytics is not a new capability and has always been aligned with the most successful companies. Cultural issues.
  • The roles of IT and the lines of business are changing when it comes to data and analytics programs. Role wars.

Presented by:

Jay Kudtarkar, Director of Business Intelligence, LegalZoom

6:15 pm
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7:00 pm

Cocktail Reception

Join us for cocktails and casino night! Try your luck at the roulette wheel, roll the dice at the craps table, or see if the cards fall in your favor at the blackjack or poker table. Don't miss out on tonight's fun games and great conversation.

7:00 pm
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8:30 pm

Executive Networking Dinner

8:30 pm
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10:00 pm

After Dinner Networking

Let the games continue! Take this chance to redeem yourself, or keep the lucky streak rolling!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - Big Data Summit

7:00 am
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8:00 am

Networking Breakfast

8:10 am
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8:55 am

Keynote Presentation

Big Data, Big Success

With 90% of the data in the world today being created in the last two years alone, there are more and more opportunities for companies to leverage data and analytics to difference themselves from their competitors. Marketers especially need to put themselves in a position where they have a deeper and broader understanding of not just the needs and wants of their customers, but also their motivators and triggers. This session will explore the transformational potential of big data on your marketing efforts, and how advanced analytics and new technology can help marketers build more rewarding, real-time and relevant campaigns for their customers.

Takeaways:

  • Creation of big data capabilities and analytics and challenges to business adoption
  • Key principles for Big Data Success
  • Effective marketers have long used data analytics to ensure a competitive edge relative to their peers
  • Personalization of experience is a strong indicator of relationship success, but can only be achieved by truly understanding the customer through data analytics 

Presented by:

View detailsManish Gupta, EVP/ Global Head - Information Management and Data Products, Big Data and Adv. Decisioning Platforms, American ExpressAmerican Express

9:05 am
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9:35 am

Executive Exchange

Roundtable

Control Data Chaos & Create a Data-Driven Culture

Businesses today have one of two data problems: a data bottleneck where only a few data experts can access the data, or data chaos where anyone can take pieces of data, analyze it and make decisions based on an incomplete picture of the business. This session discusses how companies like Instacart, Sony & Warby Parker eliminate data chaos to create a data culture where everyone understands what’s working, so informed decisions can be made faster and with confidence. 

Takeaways:

  • Learn why companies are becoming data driven.
  • Discover how to centralize and own your data.
  • Understand the value of creating a reliable single-source of truth.
  • Finally figure out how to remove data chaos.

Sponsored by:

View detailsLookerLooker

9:40 am
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10:10 am

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

Think Big! No Action = No Profit

Big Data is possibly one of the most over-used and exhausted buzzwords of the past few years, particularly within the marketing landscape, yet it continues to be one of the biggest game changing opportunities since the Internet went mainstream. But Big Data success is driven less by addressing the Volume and Variety aspects, and far more by its Velocity. Simply put, the most successful companies are not the ones with the most data, or the richest data, but those that use it the quickest and best because, while marketers will agree that tapping into the wealth of available information is valuable, if you don’t take action on the data quickly, it becomes worthless. A winning marketing management strategy gives visibility to the bigger picture: customer engagement, customer retention, customer loyalty, as well as marketing performance.

Takeaways:

  • Learn how to use big data to gain actionable insights and delve deeper into your customers world
  • Discover how to gain transparency on your data by effectively peeling back the layers
  • Explore real-life data analysis case studies

10:15 am
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10:30 am

Networking Break

10:35 am
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11:05 am

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

Machine Learning Platform for Generating Insights of Consumer Behavior

Understanding the Consumer behavior is important for marketing consumer packaged goods. Traditional surveys are ineffective and expensive. In today’s world of Digital Advertising & Marketing, this behavior could be studied by analysis of Consumers’ use of WEB. Using Digital Advertising could be targeted to specific groups of Consumers. A WEB User behavior could be profiled, and the profiles used for selecting the targeted audience.

The complication of implementing this approach relates to the fact that, to achieve reliable results, i.e., extract valuable Insights, very large samples of data has to be accumulated and analyzed using Advanced Analytics. We illustrate resolution of these complications by implementing a specific use case of Consumer Behavior analytics by accumulating System Logs (Events) in Hadoop with in-place Machine Learning.

Takeaways:

  • Reliability of the predicted results could be achieved only by using automated production-strength platform with well-tested algorithms
  • Using Machine Learning approach - algorithmic generation of the Model - with the further application of the Model in scoring methods allows a near-real-time evaluation of individual profiles
  • Reduction of overall latency could be achieved by automated data preparation, and scalable parallelizing the computational processes

Presented by:

View detailsYigal Gur, Enterprise Data Architect & Senior Data Scientist, The Clorox CompanyThe Clorox Company

11:10 am
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11:40 am

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

Turning Big Data into Big Opportunity

It has been said that leveraging Big Data is like looking for a needle in a haystack; that the challenge is finding the one piece of insight in the sea of irrelevant data. The truth is there is no irrelevant data just data without initial context or meaning, suggesting the problem in actuality is one of looking for a needle in a needle stack. Compounding this problem is that, to offer maximum value, these insights need to found as quickly as possible lest someone else find the relevance first and exploits the opportunity that goes along with it. IT Leaders need to focus not just on building the toolset that allow the business to find insights, but on building an insight pipeline that finds the relevance and feeds it to business peers.

Takeaways:

  • See that Big Data is an opportunity engine waiting to be exploited
  • Learn to identify the insights the business needs to succeed
  • Understand how to build the capability to find and deliver those insights

Presented by:

View detailsSapana Patel, Sr. Director of Solution Delivery, Spirit AirlinesSpirit Airlines

11:45 am
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12:45 pm

Executive Visions

Achieving Transformation for the New Tomorrow

The pressure to remain competitive in today’s environment is at extreme levels for not just organizations at a macro level, but for every group within those organizations at a micro level and nowhere is this more true than in the IT department. As economies accelerate in pace to operate in real time, expand in scope to occur across dozens of dynamic channels, and as interaction becomes the new currency in this human-centric intelligent society CIOs need to ensure they are ready for this transformational future. Join us as we investigate how IT leaders need to re-architect their department, their operations, their infrastructure, and even their personnel to not just respond, but to drive change.

Takeaways:

  • Neither businesses nor the IT departments within those businesses can afford to stand pat on current, and outmoded, business models and products/services
  • As the world becomes more technology focused and more integrated on all levels, IT needs to become an agent of change within their organization and move out of the role of just being a provided of support services
  • The need for transparency is at an all-time high - shareholders and customers alike demand visibility into the ethics and approach of companies so IT must bear this in mind as they build for the new future

Panelists:

Joher Akolawala, CIO and SVP Cost Leadership, Mondelez International

Rebecca Wanta, EVP & CIO, Pacific Compensation Insurance Company

Monica Maria Sanchez De Perez, Information Officer Latin America & the Caribbean, AIG

David Wasson, Executive Director of Innovation & Group CIO, Caterpillar

Shakthimani Logasundaram, CIO, GE Oil & Gas

Moderated by:

View detailsJames Quin, VP, Events , CDM MediaCDM Media

12:45 pm
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12:50 pm

Thank You Address and Closing Remarks

Presented by:

View detailsJames Quin, VP, Events , CDM MediaCDM Media

12:55 pm
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1:55 pm

Grab and Go Luncheon