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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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5:30 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 Reception

7:00 pm
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10:00 pm

Welcome Address Presented by Master of Ceremonies

Welcome Dinner

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

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.

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:

Jothi 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 detailsScott Hallworth, SVP, Enterprise Data & Chief Model Risk Officer, 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

Decisions establishing the underlying structural framework within which a predictive model is constructed can have a greater impact than the remaining process of model building and optimizing. Yet that central component of creating a model foundation is often not given a focus in proportion to its significance. 

This session will discuss: 

  • The relationship between narratives, causation, and forecasts. 
  • Why the point of view, or basis, from which you frame your data is critical. 
  • Foundational techniques that can lead to improved model accuracy.

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

Monetizing Data Management: How to Measure Everything

Organizations have lost millions due to poor data management practices, but remain unaware of the root causes of their losses. Unless IT professionals can monetize these lost opportunities and their related costs, gaining executive-level approval for basic data management investments will continue to be difficult. This sets up an unfortunate loop: executive management is focused on fixing symptoms, but cannot address the underlying problems. This workshop illustrates how to identify specific costs of poor data management practices using delegate supplied examples. As organizations understand poor data management practices as the root cause of many of their problems, they will be more than willing to make the required investments in our profession.

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

Think Tank

Big Data: Gold Rush or Grand Illusion?

While "big data" is the hot topic these days, what is not being discussed is how to really create incremental value from big data assets. In this lively round table session, we will discuss the need for new analytical approaches to handle big data and how analytics can be used to uncover hidden insights that can transform businesses and even industries.

Presented by:

View detailsSatyam Priyadarshy, Chief Data Scientist, HalliburtonHalliburton

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

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. 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? A discussion of how your company could unleash your data to benefit you and the world around you, benefit your customers, and protect them.

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.

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

A Somewhat Unconventional, Yet Actionable Approach to Successfully Institutionalizing Big Data

Big data has become a reality in the enterprise, and so have the potential benefits of its proper use. As information continues to pile up, effectively making it work for the business is feasible for organizations of all sizes, but it can be easy to lose ones way in the process. This session will discuss key guiding principles to identifying, harnessing and optimizing big data, offering a framework for short- and long-term success.

Presented by:

View detailsSam Hamilton, Vice President, Data Technology, PayPalPayPal

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 detailsPamela Peele, Chief Analytics Officer, UPMC Insurance Services Division

View detailsNiraj Jetly, SVP-COO/CIO, NutrisavingsNutrisavings

View detailsDavid Gleason, Chief Data Officer, BNY MellonBNY Mellon

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:

Sathish Gaddipati, Vice President - Enterprise Data, The 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.com & Bloomingdales.comMacy's.com & Bloomingdales.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

Big Data Leads to Big Insights

We are producing more data than ever before in the consumer and the corporate world. The big question to ask yourself is, Where do you want to begin? Brand sentiment , Predictive maintenance, Insider threats, Network optimization, Product recommendation and Fraud detection are just some of the big insights you can get from your big data.

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

Data Anywhere, Everywhere, All the Time

Most transactions are online. But, technology failures are still common, leading to brand damage and loss in market share. Learn how the world has changed where business drives technology instead of the other way around.

Presented by:

View detailsDerek Strauss, Chief Data Officer, TD AmeritradeTD Ameritrade

Presented by:

View detailsWesley Hunt, VP, Chief Data Officer, Nationwide

11:40 am
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12:10 pm

Executive Exchange

Roundtable

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?

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

Lindy Ryan, Research Director, Data Discovery & Visualization, Radiant Advisors

1:15 pm
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1:25 pm

Concluding Remarks & Takeaways

1:35 pm
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2:35 pm

Networking Luncheon