Personal schedule for Leigh Dodds

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Executive Summit
Location: Mission City B1
Michael Driscoll (Metamarkets)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 4 ratings)
Much of the world's most valuable information is trapped in digital sand, siloed in servers scattered around the globe. In this talk I'll discuss the promise of big data, which will come to pass in the coming decade, driven by advances in three principle areas: sensor networks, cloud computing, and machine learning. Read more.
Location: Mission City Ballroom
At the inaugural edition of Strata, we’re hosting our first ever Startup Showcase. Highlighting the startup ecosystem’s creativity and variety, the Showcase will give you a chance to get your company in front of a global community of leaders in the technology industry-—as well as potential investors. Read more.
Location: Mission City Ballroom
Please note: This and all other keynotes will be live streamed and recorded.
Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science), Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting)
Average rating: ***..
(3.85, 13 ratings)
Edd Dumbill and Alistair Croll welcome you to Strata. Read more.
Location: Mission City Ballroom
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Hilary Mason (Accel Partners)
Average rating: ****.
(4.16, 45 ratings)
Data science is evolving rapidly. I'll talk about our current and slightly future technical and philosophical challenges, including realtime vs non-realtime analysis, streams of data vs traditional databases, and some of the opportunities we have to learn amazing things about the world through our data and what this means for those of us who are immersed in working with it. Read more.
Location: Mission City Ballroom
Please note: This and all other keynotes will be live streamed and recorded.
James Powell (Thomson Reuters)
Average rating: **...
(2.19, 36 ratings)
Ours is a new era of big behavioral data. Unprecedented business model experimentation is rapidly eroding individual privacy despite rising consumer concerns. Successfully managing privacy is a key differentiator for services providers. In the B2B space, the stakes to get privacy right are even higher. This talk will discuss the implications of privacy in order to succeed in the B2B space. Read more.
Location: Mission City Ballroom
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Mark Madsen (Third Nature)
Average rating: ****.
(4.22, 50 ratings)
Big data and analytics have developed a mythology rooted in underlying assumptions. We need to ignore these myths and think clearly about how organizations use data, which means understanding how people use information and make decisions. Read more.
Location: Mission City Ballroom
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Werner Vogels (Amazon.com)
Average rating: ***..
(3.36, 42 ratings)
The new data centricity drives that we have to rethink how we collect, store, manage, analyze and share our data, as all these processes now require limitless resources. This talk will focus on the changes in infrastructure requirements to support the new world and how innovations are removing barriers for companies to be successful. Read more.
Location: Mission City Ballroom
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Zane Adam (Microsoft Corp)
Average rating: *....
(1.88, 33 ratings)
Zane Adam from Microsoft speaks about the Azure Data Marketplace. Read more.
Practitioner
Location: Mission City M
Peter Skomoroch (Data Wrangling)
Average rating: ***..
(3.37, 30 ratings)
Learn how to leverage data exhaust, the digital byproduct of our online activities, to solve problems and discover insights about the world around you. We will walk through a real world example which combines several datasets and statistical techniques to discover insights and make predictions about attendees at O'Reilly Strata. Read more.
Interfaces
Location: Mission City B5
Dustin Kirk (Neustar)
Average rating: **...
(2.40, 15 ratings)
When faced endless data and the need to manage it, there are a variety of proven design patterns that will help designers create usable, efficient, and effective interfaces. From distributing workload to reducing sensory overload, we’ll review the techniques that are enabling the highly scalable user interfaces of today and tomorrow. Read more.
Interfaces
Location: Mission City B5
Kim Rees (Periscopic)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 17 ratings)
While the majority of charts were designed to handle a variety of data, there is a certain novelty of presenting data in a very succinct way. By designing a presentation method restricted to specific data points, we can realize an economy of space and interface. Read more.
The Data Business
Location: Mission City B5
Pete Soderling (Stratus Security), Pete Forde (BuzzData)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 8 ratings)
The state of open data today is a real mess. It's very difficult to find the data you need and be confident that it's timely and accurate. There is a growing list of companies now vying to become the key destinations for people to gather around new datasets and be excited together. What projects, partnerships and even ventures would be created if there was a marketplace for data? Read more.
Location: Mission City B4
Sudhir Hasbe (Microsoft), Bruno Aziza (Microsoft)
Windows Azure Marketplace includes data, imagery, and real-time web services from leading commercial data providers and authoritative public data sources. Customers have access to datasets such as demographic, environmental, financial, retail, weather and sports. Read more.
Disruption & Opportunity
Location: Mission City B5
Joshua Martell (Wolfram|Alpha)
Average rating: *....
(1.64, 11 ratings)
The world's available scientific and factual data is growing at an alarming pace, but how do we use all this information? How do we incorporate it into our decision making process? Joshua Martell, will give an inside look into how Wolfram|Alpha works, what it takes to make data "computable", understand user input, and present meaningful results. Read more.
Location: Mission CIty Ballroom Foyer
As part of Strata, we'll be holding a Science Fair. It's a place to demonstrate cutting-edge technologies and cool toys — the more hands-on, the better. Whether it's software that breaks the rules of computing, a compelling new interface, or a prototype that pushes the envelope, we want to see it. Read more.
Practitioner
Location: Mission City B5
Sam Shah (LinkedIn)
Average rating: ***..
(3.78, 9 ratings)
How do you go about building a product around data using Hadoop? This talk will present how LinkedIn builds and maintains such features as People You May Know. We will present our architecture for doing so (open-sourced) as well as knowledge we've gained in the process. Read more.
Practitioner
Location: Mission City B4
Matthew Russell (Digital Reasoning Systems)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 6 ratings)
This talk demonstrates how an eclectic blend of storage, analysis, and visualization techniques can be used to gain a lot of serious insight from Twitter data, but also to answer fun quesions such as "What does Justin Bieber and the Tea Party have (and not have) in common?" Read more.
Practitioner
Location: Mission City M
Doug Cutting (Cloudera)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 8 ratings)
Apache Avro provides an expressive, efficient standard for representing large data sets. Avro data is programming-language neutral and MapReduce-friendly. Hopefully it can replace gzipped CSV-like formats as a dominant format for data. Read more.
Location: Mission City Ballroom
Please note: This and all other keynotes will be live streamed and recorded.
Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting), Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 5 ratings)
Alistair Croll and Edd Dumbill welcome you back to Strata. Read more.
Location: Mission City Ballroom
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Simon Rogers (Guardian)
Average rating: ****.
(4.42, 36 ratings)
90,000 items on Afghanistan, 291,000 on Iraq - and another 251,000 cables. Managing the Wikileaks release is just one of the huge data journalism projects the Guardian's data team has embarked on. This talk will look at how journalists can make sense of data, get stories out of it and our role in supplying open data to the world. Read more.
Location: Mission City Ballroom
Please note: This and all other keynotes will be live streamed and recorded.
Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting), Toby Segaran (Google), Amber Case (Geoloqi), Bradford Cross (Flightcaster) Moderated by: Alistair Croll
Average rating: **...
(2.64, 33 ratings)
The convergence of big, open data, ubicomp, and new interfaces will change the way humans work, play, learn, and love. It's a slow transformation that happens one tweet, one blog, and one game at a time -- but it's also an inexorable road towards the singularity. In this panel discussion, we'll look beyond the bytes and algorithms to think about humanity awash in a sea of information. Read more.
Location: Mission City Ballroom
Please note: This and all other keynotes will be live streamed and recorded.
Ed Boyajian (EnterpriseDB)
Average rating: *....
(1.35, 34 ratings)
Companies must choose to spend their money and time on the right software initiatives. With exploding volumes of critical data, getting new insight and mastery over business operations demands new investments in BI at multiple levels. Ed will show a proven path for how to avoid exorbitant database software fees and shift that spend to be used in areas like BI where you can realize a stronger ROI. Read more.
Location: Mission City Ballroom
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Barry Devlin (9sight Consulting)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 27 ratings)
For more than 20 years now, data warehousing has put manners on unruly enterprise data. Yet, physics tells us that disorder inexorably increases unless we endlessly fight it. As information volumes and types explode into chaos, is it time to declare the warehouse dead? Or we could move from classical to quantum physics and create a new information architecture. It’s time to make some new choices… Read more.
Location: Mission City Ballroom
Please note: This and all other keynotes will be live streamed and recorded.
DJ Patil (Greylock Partners)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 38 ratings)
Details coming soon. Read more.
Location: Mission City Ballroom
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Scott Yara (Greenplum, a division of EMC)
Average rating: ****.
(4.07, 30 ratings)
A defining characteristic of modern life is the incredible proliferation of digital information. The Economist estimates that the amount of information created each year is growing at a 60% compounded rate. According to the Harvard Business Review, we humans generated more data last year than in all of previous human history. Read more.
Location: Mission City Ballroom
Please note: This and all other keynotes will be live streamed and recorded.
Carol McCall (Tenzing Health)
Average rating: ****.
(4.14, 29 ratings)
In 2001, the Institutes of Medicine declared that “between the care we have and the care we could have lies not just a gap, but a chasm,” yet nothing’s really changed. Healthcare remains one of the most richly endowed yet poorly equipped knowledge industries anywhere. Using real world examples, we’ll see how BIG DATA may be just what the doctor ordered, but only if we pick the right problems. Read more.
Practitioner
Location: Mission City M
Pablo Castro (Microsoft)
Average rating: ****.
(4.58, 12 ratings)
Sharing data on the Web comes with a tough trade-off between minimalism and enabling creative new scenarios. This session will explore Web APIs that focus on exposing data and let clients decide how to use it. We'll share our experiences while designing the Open Data Protocol (odata.org), what we found to be great and terrible ideas and what we hear from folks running OData Web APIs. Read more.
Location: Mission City B4
Eric Day (craigslist)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
The OpenStack project was launched last summer by Rackspace, NASA, and a number of other cloud technology leaders in an effort to build a fully-open cloud computing platform. It is a collection of scalable, standards-based projects currently consisting of OpenStack Compute and OpenStack Object Storage. This session will introduce the projects and describe how they can help manage your data. Read more.
Interfaces
Location: Mission City B5
Stephen Guerin (Santa Fe Complex)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 9 ratings)
Live demonstration of ambient computing using projector-camera pairs to scan the room and place interactive simulations into the space. All surfaces are rendered interactive. We will demonstrate a 3D sandtable for firefighter training and STEM education where the 3D sand becomes and interactive surface. Read more.
The Data Business
Location: Mission City M
Dylan Field (Brown University), Lucian Lita (Intuit), Jud Valeski (Gnip), Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.10, 10 ratings)
To many people, Big Data means Open Data: social graphs, voting records, weather patterns, and more. But who owns data? Most of our laws were written for atoms, not bits; they're woefully out of date in an information age. When you share data, does it become more or less valuable? If someone adds to your data, is it still yours? This panel will tackle the gray area of data ownership. Read more.
The Data Business
Location: Mission City M
Julie Steele (Silicon Valley Data Science), Ian White (Urban Mapping, Inc), Peter Marney (Thomson Reuters), Moe Khosravy (Microsoft), Dennis Yang (Infochimps) Moderated by: Julie Steele
Average rating: ***..
(3.56, 9 ratings)
Does information really want to be free? While the Internet is full of open data, there's plenty of data companies are willing to pay handsomely for -- particularly if it's timely and well aggregated. As a result, data marketplaces are a burgeoning business. This panel will look at the market for data, and where it's headed. Read more.
Disruption & Opportunity
Location: Mission City M
Drew Conway (IA Ventures), Christopher Ahlberg (Recorded Future), Robert McGrew (Palantir Technologies), Rion Snow (Twitter) Moderated by: Drew Conway
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 13 ratings)
Data doesn't just show us the past—it can help predict the future. Several new firms harvest massive amounts of open data, trying to anticipate everything the right ad placement to the next terrorist attack. In this session, we bring together the founders of these firms to discuss the technology—and ethics—of looking into the future. Read more.

Sponsors

  • Thomson Reuters
  • EMC Data Computing Division
  • EnterpriseDB
  • Microsoft
  • Gnip
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • IBM
  • Windows Azure MarketPlace DataMarket
  • Amazon Mechanical Turk
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Aster Data
  • Cloudera
  • Clustrix
  • DataStax, Inc. (formerly Riptano, Inc.)
  • Digital Reasoning Systems
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Impetus
  • Jaspersoft
  • Karmasphere
  • LinkedIn
  • MarkLogic
  • Pentaho
  • Pervasive
  • Revolution Analytics
  • Splunk
  • Urban Mapping
  • Wolfram|Alpha
  • Esri
  • ParAccel
  • Tableau Software

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