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Big Data Summit
May 11-13, 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, May 11, 2014 - Big Data Summit

2:00 pm
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5:30 pm

Registration and Greeting

4:30 pm
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6:00 pm

Exclusive CIO Think Tank

The Current State of Implementation Across the Enterprise


Presented by:

View detailsDouglas Hague, EVP Chief Analytics Officer, Bank of America Merchant ServicesBank of America Merchant Services

6:00 pm
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7:00 pm

Welcome Reception

7:00 pm
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9:00 pm

Welcome Dinner

9:00 pm
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10:00 pm

After Dinner Networking

Monday, May 12, 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

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.

Sponsored by:

View detailsAccentureAccenture

8:50 am
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9:20 am

Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

Gone Fishing! How to Catch Big Fish in the Data Lake

Today, companies in all industries are searching for flexible, cost-effective ways to manage and analyze data that can scale as volumes grow. Some are driven by increased regulatory scrutiny and others by the need for better analytics in the face of intensifying competition. Regardless of the motivation, for those companies demanding better visibility and discovery capability across silos, data lakes can quickly resolve the nagging problem of accessibility. Furthermore, data lakes provide a solution to the traditionally large up-front expense needed to make data accessible and understandable by providing an iterative and crowd sourced approach to creating value from information.

This session will explore the compelling case for data lakes, the opportunities they provide, and how organizations can effectively approach and organize around the data lake model in order to extend the reach of their analytics and their overall big data ROI.

Sponsored by:

View detailsPwCPwC

9:25 am
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9:55 am

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

TBC

Given the difficulty in quantifying the true value of Big Data, how do companies implement successful Big Data projects? What are the key obstacles to navigate that ensure it can deliver on its promise?  In this Big Data Kick-Off session, well describe the basic milestones of Big Data projects, proven approaches to delivering Big Data projects and introduce critical challenges and opportunities to expect along the way.  Finally, well discuss ways to measure the value of a Big Data project so it can be used to obtaining funding for additional development phases.

  • Identifying Big Data milestones
  • Varying approaches to Big Data delivery
  • Measuring project value to obtain funding


Presented by:

View detailsDerek Strauss, Chief Data Officer, TD AmeritradeTD Ameritrade

Think Tank

Making Big Data Actionable

Many companies are undertaking "Big Data" initiatives. How can we be certain that these initiatives are aligned with business opportunities and challenges? What are the appropriate processes to reinforce this alignment?

How - specifically - are other companies monetizing Big Data? What are the challenges and obstacles that companies are facing and how are they overcoming these obstacles?

10:00 am
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10:30 am

Executive Exchange

Roundtable

Deriving Real-Time Business Value from Big Data

Virtually every enterprise is now grappling with the challenge of managing big data. Increasingly, business innovators seek not only to bolster their ability to manage large data sets, but also to make those data sets instantly accessible for analysis. Insights gained from big data are a source of significant competitive advantage and enterprise profitability. In industries ranging from financial and marketing services to retail and telecom, business innovators are trying to analyze terabytes of streaming data, in-real-time, to produce actionable insights for the enterprise. 

Software AG works with several such enterprises and this talk will present why it is important to derive value in real-time from big data and how it can be achieved by your enterprise by sharing a few examples.

Sponsored by:

View detailsSoftware AGSoftware AG

Roundtable

The Elephant in the Cloud

Over the last few years Hadoop and related technologies have emerged as technologies that have sought to democratize processing and analytics on big data. While these technologies offer tremendous cost and capability benefits, many organizations still struggle with operating and expanding the usage of these technologies for data processing. 

In The Elephant in the Cloud, Apache Hive co-creator and Qubole CEO Ashish Thusoo will discuss how Hadoop as a service offerings can help organizations bridge that capability gap. In addition he will discuss how these cloud based services can bring the  benefits of the unique properties of the cloud such as dynamic provisioning, elasticity of compute and storage, availability in multiple geographies and a pay as you use model to Big Data Analytics workloads. 

Ashish will discuss how Hadoop workloads are perfect to take advantage of these properties and why Hadoop as a Service offerings are a compelling option to look at while deciding on your big data infrastructure.

Sponsored by:

View detailsQuboleQubole

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

Thought Leadership

Organizational Leadership in Big Data

This session will help you create the optimal organizational strategy for big data by understanding the scenarios in which they are successful. This strategy will embed big data into the fabric of the business to foster an analytic culture aligned with your organization. We will focus on why some top organizations are able to successfully extract insight from their big data with analytic development processes, and why many others struggle to put their valuable data to good use.

Topics to be discussed:

  •          Characteristics that define successful big data organizational strategies
  •          Why extracting value from big data remains elusive for many organizations
  •          The connection between data management strategies and exceptional business performance

Sponsored by:

View detailsDataStaxDataStax

12:10 pm
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12:40 pm

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

Organizational Leadership in Big Data

This session will help you create the optimal organizational strategy for big data by understanding the scenarios in which they are successful. This strategy will embed big data into the fabric of the business to foster an analytic culture aligned with your organization. We will focus on why some top organizations are able to successfully extract insight from their big data with analytic development processes, and why many others struggle to put their valuable data to good use.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Characteristics that define successful big data organizational strategies
  • Why extracting value from big data remains elusive for many organizations
  • The connection between data management strategies and exceptional business performance

Presented by:

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

Think Tank

The Ethics of Big Data

The Ethics of Big Data Issues around the use of volumes of data being collected in todays world is an undeniably important topic and concern among both business and consumers. As companies seek to capture data about consumer habits, privacy concerns have flared. When it comes to the analysis and use of this data, organizations must consider the ethical implications at every stage. In this session, we will tackle important areas of consideration including: 

  • The internal and external use of data 
  • Monetization: How clear are you on data usage and sharing with 3rd parties? 
  • How does use of customer and client data effect the relationship?

12:45 pm
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1:15 pm

Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

Big Data In The C-Suite: The CIO's Business Imperative

"Big Data" is discussed in magazines, hallways, and boardrooms throughout the corporate world with marketing, operations, sales, risk, and strategy executives having an awareness, interest, and opinion on the topic. How can CIOs guide this business interest in Big Data, and ensure that business value derives from the technical foundations and CIO-sponsored business solutions?

In this presentation, we'll address the volatile mixture of informed awareness and misconceptions about Big Data, and provide advice on the CIO/CTO response necessary to embrace the dialogue, and position the disciplines of Technology.  

Sponsored by:

View detailsQlikQlik

1:20 pm
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2:20 pm

Networking Luncheon

2:25 pm
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2:55 pm

Executive Exchange

Roundtable

Big Data: Big hype or big opportunity?

While some doubt the power of big data, others are putting it to work to execute ambitious, world-changing projects.  Hear Pythian executive, Samer Forzley, discuss how Beats Music is using big data in their high-profile "iTunes killer" plan.

Samer will provide an overview of the technologies involved and the outcomes. He will also demonstrate how these technologies can be used across an array of industries to help participants initiate their own big data projects.

Sponsored by:

View detailsPythianPythian

Roundtable

Jump Start your Big Data

Data available for companies to support business intelligence and guiding tactical decisions are growing at exponential rates. Most companies dont believe in the hype of the big data platforms mainly due to the belief that they are costly and complex requiring unique technical skills to manage and support. 

Here we will show how we have dispelled the myths and created a strategy that will jump start the big data effort that you are looking for. Our turnkey solution provides elastic ingest capabilities to process data and transforms them to facilitate high level quantitative analytics and searches. 

Sponsored by:

View detailsData TacticsData Tactics

3:00 pm
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3:30 pm

Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

IT as a Service Broker

The business is demanding faster response times and greater flexibility when dealing with internal IT. With this demand comes the need for IT to change from a reactive organization to an innovative one, and from being responsive to business demands to truly adding differentiation to the business. New alternatives for obtaining IT services are pushing the adoption of the IT as a service model.

Additionally, the need for IT to support the proliferation of new devices, meet the demands of a highly mobile workforce, manage rapidly expanding data volumes, and ensure the value and security of multiple data sources outside the enterprise is transforming the physical IT environment and changing the way IT roles are performed. 

Sponsored by:

View detailsEMCEMC

3:35 pm
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4:05 pm

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

Big Data: You've got it. Can you really make best use of it?

Why are there so many conversations about data?  The IT industry has spent the last few years trying to name it, number it and determine what to do with it.  As with all things in life, there is good and bad that can come from it.  

This session will discuss top data challenges, and how you and your company play an integral role in determining what to do with your data proactively. A discussion of how your company could unleash your data to benefit you and the world around you, benefit your customers, and protect them.

  • What if the data you possess could cure cancer?
  • What if it you could determine how to use your data to assist your customers or local government in an emergency?
  • On the other hand, how do you do those things and protect customer privacy and security?

Think Tank

Open Data, Business Value

Open data holds the potential to transform not only the public sector, but the private sector as well.  Many executives see proprietary constraints and an over-abundance of data sets as major obstacles in harnessing the power of Open Data.  But Open Data is the same as Big Data, Small Data, or Smart Data: it means nothing if you lack understanding in your data goals.  

  •           Understanding Open Data goals
  •           Monetization of Open Data initiatives
  •           Emergency preparation using Open Data

4:10 pm
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4:40 pm

Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

Strategies for the Digital Enterprise

Enterprises face a new digital paradigm where data growth is off the charts, and cloud and mobility are paramount to sustaining competitive advantage. Seizing growth opportunities, scaling infrastructure, global service expansion " all of it requires choosing the right data centers. You need to be close to target markets and end users to deliver services faster. You need to connect to a variety of providers and partners quickly and efficiently. Thats why you should be inside Equinix.

  • The largest selection of cloud and network service providers
  • Partners including Amazon, Microsoft and NetApp
  • Validated IT design and performance benchmarking
  • A team of global solution architects who bring it all together

Equinix data centers are some of the best-connected, most densely populated places in the digital world"home to 975+ networks, 1,200+ cloud and IT service providers and the worlds top sources for mobile applications and content. Our 100 data centers on five continents can extend the geographic reach of your IT services and help scale your operations. Join us and learn how we can help you accelerate your business by connecting you to the partners and markets that matter most.

Sponsored by:

View detailsEquinixEquinix

4:45 pm
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5:15 pm

Executive Exchange

Roundtable

Big Data Analytics in the Cloud

This session will go into the main points of Cloud and Data Symbiosis. We will discuss what big data is all about and how organizations are turning big data into smart data to reap financial benefits.

Some of the main points we will cover in this session are:

  • Big Data Governance Framework and Technology Accelerators
  • Big Data Lifecycle Management and Security in Cloud - Leveraging Cloud for Data Hubs
  • Big Data Analytics Trends

Roundtable

Predictive Decision Making with Elastic Big Data Machine Learning

Big Data can tell you the right thing to do - the best offer to make, price to pay, risk to take, feature to change, or rate to set. Using advanced machine learning software algorithms you can scan the universe of social media, machine data, transaction records, web clicks, and other Big Data, to create an evidence-based model of the best choice to make. There's just one problem - traditional machine learning software was not designed to handle the scale or complexity of Big Data, making it very slow and not very accurate.

5:25 pm
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6:30 pm

CIO Executive Visions Panel

Big Data Visualization

New software and technologies have enabled us to gain higher level access to understanding enormous sets of data. However, the only way were going to truly gather and juice all the information big data is worth is to apply a level of relatively unprecedented data visualization. How do we get to actionable analysis, deeper insight, and visually comprehensive representations of the information? The answer: we need to make data more human. 

In this session, we will look to address the following areas: 

  • Data Visualization as a Product 
  • The Role of Visualization 
  • Tools to be Used 
  • How visualization can be used to get the funding you want

Moderated by:

View detailsJack Phillips, Co-founder & CEO, International Institute for AnalyticsInternational Institute for Analytics

Panelists:

View detailsDerek Strauss, Chief Data Officer, TD AmeritradeTD Ameritrade

Sponsored by:

View detailsMarkLogicMarkLogic

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, May 13, 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

Big Data and Analytics: Turn Big Data into Enterprise Productivity

Big Data is the datafication of every activity in business, government and even private life. As the world makes a digital copy of itself, its ability to produce data has outstripped most organizations ability to use it and drive value from it. This mismatch forces a top-to-bottom re-evaluation of what data is, how organizations get value from it and the investments to be made. In this session learn how organizations need to rethink Big Data and the approach from infrastructure to analytics - that creates a new kind of sustainable advantage over the competition.

9:00 am
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9:30 am

Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

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 todays 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.

Sponsored by:

View detailsTeradataTeradata

9:35 am
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10:05 am

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

The State of Analytics Maturity for Healthcare Providers

Healthcare providers have significant work left to do in order to get the most value out of the data they collect. While most hospitals and other healthcare provider organizations have implemented core components of an EMR, giving them access to large amounts of data on their patients, processes and costs, those assets have not yet been put to their best use. 

These are among the key findings of The State of Analytics Maturity for Healthcare Providers, a report based on data collected from more than 1,800 respondents at 22 healthcare provider organizations. The report was written by the International Institute for Analytics (IIA), the leading independent research firm focused exclusively on guiding its clients to leverage the power of analytics, in cooperation with HIMSS Analytics, the research and analytics arm of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). 

Join this session and learn more about the state of analytics maturity for healthcare providers, and how you can measure your healthcare provider organization.

Presented by:

View detailsJack Phillips, Co-founder & CEO, International Institute for AnalyticsInternational Institute for Analytics

Think Tank

Data Governance and Big Data - A Necessary Convergence - TBC

As our businesses continue to expand its use and dependency on big data, it is also evident that we need to extend the reach of data governance to ensure the data is properly managed and leveraged within the confines of regulations and associated business controls. The extension of a data governance program is a critical ingredient toward the success of any analytic program. The challenge is when and how to establish a data governance foundation, implementing data governance at appropriate levels the manage risk without hindering creativity; and what are the main priorities on managing data in this new horizon. Through the attendance of this session, attendees will share ideas about key questions in this important convergence: 

  • When should data governance become involved in big data initiatives? 
  • What are the main issues associated with data governance and big data? 
  • What are the main priorities associated with data governance and big data? 
  • What is needed to address a data governance foundation around big data? 
  • How is governance of big data different that other data governance activities? 
  • How do we balance risk mitigation, data governance, and big data innovation?

Presented by:

View detailsJeff Gentry, Director, Enterprise Data Governance, TD AmeritradeTD Ameritrade

10:10 am
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10:40 am

Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

Visual Data Discover & Streaming Data: Its About Time!

Data discovery has become the dominant approach to BI, and in the next 3 years over 50% of analytics implementations will make use of streaming data.   Active data exploration allows users to easily combine real-time data with historical data, both structured and unstructured, to get a full understanding and make better, faster decisions. 

This session will show how the fusing of visual data discovery and streaming analytics represents the future of BI.    

Sponsored by:

DatawatchDatawatch

10:40 am
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11:00 am

Networking Break

11:00 am
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11:30 am

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

Big Data - Enabling The Intelligent (Information Driven) Enterprise

Big Data, the combination of high volume, velocity, variety, and validity, is requiring new forms of data acquisition, management, and integration to enable enhanced decision making, insights and opportunity.

Presented by:

View detailsSubin Menon, SVP Corporate Risk Management, Suntrust BankSuntrust Bank

Think Tank

Big Data - Storing & Protecting Your Most Valuable Assets

In some organizations the data growth-rate itself is accelerating, leading to an exponential growth of big data on top of existing massive data warehouses. We have to come to terms with the fact that the requirements for Big Data storage are fundamentally different from our normal operations. Not only is the technology different, but also aspects of the operational environment and funding models.

This session will discuss how our capacity is dictated by limitations of resources and technology then keeping up with demand. As the storage operational environments improve, our needs for storage immediately tend move up to the next order-of-magnitude. How should we deal with security concerns in this new business reality?

11:35 am
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12:35 pm

CIO Executive Visions Panel

The Internet of Things Meets Big Data Analytics

Enterprise is aiming to reach their customers anytime, anywhere on any device. The movement is now to open the data connected to the internet, and let other entities use it for research, development, and monetization. Most companies don't know how and who is going to help unlock the value from the data being generated by all these devices. Undoubtedly, businesses will need a powerful analytics platform to make sense of it all.

In this discussion panel, we'll go over the challenges and best practices when attempting to make sense of data generated by the Internet of Things.

Panelists:

Trigg Borgerson, CTO, Electronic and Information Solutions Mission Operations, BoeingBoeing

Sponsored by:

View detailsAccentureAccenture

12:35 pm
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12:45 pm

Concluding Remarks & Takeaways

12:45 pm
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1:45 pm

Networking Luncheon