Schedule: Keynote sessions

Zane Adam

Zane Adam, Microsoft Corp

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As General Manager of Azure (public Cloud) and Middleware, Zane runs WW product management and marketing for SQL Azure, Appfabric Azure, Codename Dallas, BizTalk, Windows Appfabric and Data Modeling Tools.

Prior to this role, Zane was GM of virtualization business and marketing at Microsoft Corp., Zane Adam and his team was responsible for working across Microsoft business groups and operations groups to formulate business strategy and product offerings\marketing for customers and partners. Prior to this role, Zane was Senior Director in the Windows Server division where he managed the enterprise infrastructure marketing teams for Windows Server, Windows Compute Cluster Server, Microsoft Virtual Server, Windows Server Hyper-V and Windows Storage Server. Zane has been with Microsoft for twelve years.

Before holding this position, Zane worked in Europe as business and marketing officer for Microsoft’s Eastern European HQ. In that role he managed marketing strategy and execution for 16 Eastern European countries that include the Czech Republic, Poland and Russia. Zane started his career at the company as a consultant with Microsoft Consulting Services.

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9:50am Wednesday, 02/02/2011
Zane Adam from Microsoft speaks about the Azure Data Marketplace.
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Ed Boyajian

Ed Boyajian, EnterpriseDB President & CEO

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Before joining EnterpriseDB, Ed spent six years at Red Hat®, Inc., the world’s leading open source solutions provider, most recently serving as vice president and general manager of North America. Before that, he was vice president of Red Hat’s global OEM business, responsible for all partnerships, including HP®, IBM®, and Dell®. During his time at Red Hat, Ed was instrumental in developing the foundational methods for selling open source software into the enterprise.

Prior to Red Hat, Ed held executive sales and marketing positions at ArsDigita, an early leader in open source software for building database-backed community websites (acquired by Red Hat) and ServiceSoft (now Kana). Ed is a former U.S. Army Captain, and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and his undergraduate degree from Boston University.

9:15am Thursday, 02/03/2011
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.
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Amber Case

Amber Case, Esri Director R&D

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Amber Case is the Director of Esri’s R&D Center, Portland, where she works on open source developer tools and next generation location-based technology. Previously, she was the CEO of and co-founder of Geoloqi, a location-based software company acquired by Esri in 2012. She is an advocate of privacy, data ownership and calm technology. You can follow her on Twitter @caseorganic or at caseorganic.com.

9:00am Thursday, 02/03/2011
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.
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Alistair Croll

Alistair Croll, Solve For Interesting Founder

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Alistair has been an entrepreneur, author, and public speaker for nearly 20 years. He’s worked on a variety of topics, from web performance, to big data, to cloud computing, to startups, in that time. In 2001, he co-founded web performance startup Coradiant (acquired by BMC in 2011), and since that time has also launched Rednod, CloudOps, Bitcurrent, Year One Labs, the Bitnorth conference, the International Startup Festival and several other early-stage companies.

Alistair is a chair for Strata + Hadoop World conferences; Techweb’s Cloud Connect; and the International Startup Festival. He’s written four books on analytics, technology, and entrepreneurship, including the best-selling Lean Analytics which is being translated into eight languages. He lives in Montreal, Canada and tries to mitigate chronic ADD by writing about far too many things at Solve For Interesting.

8:45am Wednesday, 02/02/2011
Edd Dumbill and Alistair Croll welcome you to Strata.
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8:45am Thursday, 02/03/2011
Alistair Croll and Edd Dumbill welcome you back to Strata.
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9:00am Thursday, 02/03/2011
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.
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Bradford Cross

Bradford Cross, Flightcaster

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Bradford has been doing applied research since 2001. His interests are in Maths, Statistics, Computer Science, Learning Theory, Network Theory, Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing, and engineering at scale.

Most recently, Bradford is co-founder and head of research for FlightCaster, where is responsible for the statistical learning and supporting architecture that power Flightcaster’s predictive algorithms.

Prior to Flightcaster, Bradford spent 2 years at ThoughtWorks.

Bradford began his research work in the hedge fund business, where he developed statistical trading strategies and the underlying software infrastructure. During this time he founded a few small trading partnerships and worked with O’Higgins Asset Management. In the process of building trading systems, he collaborated with SmartQuant on a project that was subsequently sold to QuantHouse and re-branded as their suite of research tools for algorithmic trading strategy development.

9:00am Thursday, 02/03/2011
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.
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Barry Devlin

Barry Devlin, 9sight Consulting Founder and Principal

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Dr. Barry Devlin is a founder of the data warehousing industry and among the foremost worldwide authorities on business intelligence and big data. He is a widely respected consultant, lecturer and author of the seminal book, “Data Warehouse – from Architecture to Implementation”.

Barry has almost 30 years of experience in the IT industry, with IBM until 2007, as an architect, consultant, manager and software evangelist. He continues to define novel solutions to real business needs in the area of the fully integrated business. His new book “Business unIntelligence” will be available in 2013.

He is founder and principal of 9sight Consulting, specializing in deep business insight solutions, working with leading practitioners, analysts and vendors in BI and beyond.

9:25am Thursday, 02/03/2011
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…
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Edd Dumbill

Edd Dumbill, Silicon Valley Data Science VP Strategy

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Edd Dumbill is a technology analyst, writer and entrepreneur based in California. He’s helping drive businesses with data as VP Strategy for Silicon Valley Data Science.

Edd was the founding program chair for the O’Reilly Strata, and chaired the Open Source Convention for six years. He was the Founding Editor of the journal Big Data.

A startup veteran, Edd was the founder and creator of the Expectnation conference management system, and a co-founder of the Pharmalicensing.com online intellectual property exchange.

An advocate and contributor to open source software, Edd has contributed to various projects, such as Debian and GNOME, and created the DOAP Vocabulary for describing software projects.

Edd has written four books, including O’Reilly’s “Learning Rails”. He writes regularly on Google+ and on his blog at eddology.com.

8:45am Wednesday, 02/02/2011
Edd Dumbill and Alistair Croll welcome you to Strata.
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8:45am Thursday, 02/03/2011
Alistair Croll and Edd Dumbill welcome you back to Strata.
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Anthony Goldbloom

Anthony Goldbloom, Kaggle Founder

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Anthony is the Founder and CEO of Kaggle. He assists companies with framing modeling tasks as data prediction
competitions, ensuring that competitions reflect real-life projects. Before founding Kaggle, Anthony worked in the
macroeconomic modelling areas of the Reserve Bank of Australia and before that the Australian Treasury. In these
roles, Anthony was responsible for building macroeconomic models, generating economic forecasts and simulating
the impact of changes in interest rates and fiscal policy on the Australian economy. Anthony holds a first class
honours degree in economics and econometrics from the University of Melbourne and has published in The Economist
magazine and the Australian Economic Review.

10:10am Wednesday, 02/02/2011
Data competitions come of age: from movie recommendations to life and death. Possibly the biggest news at Strataconf is Heritage Provider Network's $3 million predictive modeling prize - the biggest data mining competition ever. It requires data scientists to build algorithms that predict who will go to hospital in the next year, so that preventive action can be taken.
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Mark Madsen

Mark Madsen, Third Nature Research Analyst

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I design and build analysis and decision support systems, and building data management and access infrastructure. Research focus these days is on analysis techniques, emerging technology and practices in analytics, BI, information management, user experience for data access & delivery applications. I speak at a lot of conferences on anything data, with a bunch of history of science and technology mixed in.

I focus on two types of work: using data to make decisions and manage organizations, and building data technology infrastructure. A big part of making decisions and using data in a corporate setting is ensuring that the right data capture and data delivery infrastructure is in place to manage the business. As a result, I do as much information strategy and IT architecture work as I do performance management and decision support.

My spare-time projects involve research on history of communication technology adoption and fieldwork in ecology, specializing in botany.

Twitter: @markmadsen

9:25am Wednesday, 02/02/2011
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.
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Hilary Mason

Hilary Mason, Accel Partners Data Scientist in Residence

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9:00am Wednesday, 02/02/2011
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.
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Carol McCall

Carol McCall, Tenzing Health Chief Innovation and Analytics Officer

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Carol is Chief Innovation and Analytics Officer of Tenzing Health, creating community-based health cooperatives that link people, organizations and resources. The future of health and well-being lies in the idea that ‘all markets are conversations’ and creating this ongoing conversation with all it implies. Tenzing’s innovations in analytics and human-centered design stimulate new notions of health, care, community and sustainability, and accelerate their integration.

Prior to joining Tenzing, Carol was vice president of R&D in Humana’s Innovation Center where she pioneered novel computational approaches in prediction, knowledge discovery and simulation. She launched Humana’s innovations in personalized medicine research and led their Health Services Research Center, emphasizing research in population health, health outcomes, health economics, drug safety and the psychology of health behavior change. Carol also launched and served on the board of Green Ribbon Health, delivering innovations in health services to seniors in Florida.

Carol served as a member of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) and as advisor to the HRP Scientific Program Board. Carol is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

9:55am Thursday, 02/03/2011
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.
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Abhishek Mehta

Abhishek Mehta, Tresata Co-founder

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Abhishek is an expert in the areas big data and consumer payments.

He is the co-founder of Tresata, a big data startup that helps companies identify their core data assets, manage, maintain and enhance the intrinsic value in them and build data factories and products to monetize that value.

Abhishek has over a decade of experience in various strategic and operational leadership roles in banking, technology and consulting. Abhishek is also a Member of the Faculty at one of the premier Retail Banking Management Programs in the US.

A featured speaker on these topics, Abhishek is a die-hard supporter of all things open source and is recognized in the industry as a visionary on how to create value by building, transforming (or disrupting) business eco-systems.

Abhishek is also the Founder and President of Foundation Ten10, a one-of-a-kind network driven non-profit focused on training, educating and nurturing children with learning disabilities.

10:00am Wednesday, 02/02/2011
The tools we use play a key role in how we use and respond to big data. Hear about the changes being led by key architects of future big data systems.
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Mike Olson

Mike Olson, Cloudera CSO and Chairman

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Mike (@mikeolson) co-founded Cloudera in 2008 and served as its CEO until 2013 when he took on his current role of chief strategy officer (CSO.) As CSO, Mike is responsible for Cloudera’s product strategy, open source leadership, engineering alignment and direct engagement with customers. Prior to Cloudera Mike was CEO of Sleepycat Software, makers of Berkeley DB, the open source embedded database engine. Mike spent two years at Oracle Corporation as vice president for Embedded Technologies after Oracle’s acquisition of Sleepycat in 2006. Prior to joining Sleepycat, Mike held technical and business positions at database vendors Britton Lee, Illustra Information Technologies and Informix Software. Mike has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

10:00am Wednesday, 02/02/2011
The tools we use play a key role in how we use and respond to big data. Hear about the changes being led by key architects of future big data systems.
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DJ Patil

DJ Patil, Greylock Partners Data Scientist in Residence

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DJ is the “Data Scientist in Residence” at Greylock Partners.

Previously he was the Chief Product Officer for Color and the Chief Scientist at the LinkedIn Corporation, leading the Analytics and Data Teams. Some of the products shipped include, People You May Know, Who’s Viewed My Profile, Talent Match, Skills, and Career Explorer.

He has held roles at Skype, PayPal, and eBay. As was a member of the faculty at the University of Maryland, he helped start a major research initiative on numerical weather prediction. As an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow for the Department of Defense, Dr. Patil directed new efforts to leverage social network analysis and the melding of computational and social sciences to anticipate emerging threats to the US. He has also co-chaired a major review of US efforts to prevent bioweapons proliferation in Central Asia and co-founded the Iraqi Virtual Science Library (IVSL).

More details can be found on his LinkedIn profile.

9:35am Thursday, 02/03/2011
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James Powell

James Powell, Thomson Reuters Executive Vice President and CTO

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James Powell is Executive Vice President and CTO of Thomson Reuters. In this role, he oversees the company’s technology initiatives and strategy, including the application of newly emerging technologies to advance the development and delivery of intelligent information. He also provides leadership to the divisional and business unit technology professionals.

Prior to this position, Mr. Powell held a number of senior technology positions with the organization. He has also held senior positions at Solace Systems, Citadel Investment Group and TIBCO Finance Technology. Mr. Powell has a BSc in Mathematics and an MSc in Industrial Robotics from Imperial College London.

Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. The company combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare and media markets, powered by the world’s most trusted news organization.

Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, healthcare and science and media markets, powered by the world’s most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs more than 55,000 people and operates in over 100 countries. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges (symbol: TRI).

9:10am Wednesday, 02/02/2011
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.
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Simon Rogers

Simon Rogers, Guardian Editor, Datablog and Datastore

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Simon Rogers is editor of the Guardian’s Datablog and Datastore, an online data resource which publishes hundreds of raw datasets and encourages its users to visualise and analyse them. He is the author of Facts are sacred: the power of data available now on Kindle. Simon is also a news editor on the Guardian, working with the graphics team to visualise and interpret huge datasets. He was closely involved in the Guardian’s exercise to crowdsource 450,000 MP expenses records and the organisation’s coverage of the Afghanistan Wikileaks war logs. Previously he was the launch editor of the Guardian’s online news service and has edited the paper’s science section. He has edited two Guardian books: How Slow Can You Waterski and The Hutton Inquiry and its impact. Simon has just been awarded the Oxford University Internet Institute’s award of ‘Best Internet Journalist’ and was recently honoured at the Knight Batten awards for journalistic innovation. The Datablog and Datastore have won awards in 2011 for innovation from the UK’s Online Media Awards and the Newspaper Awards. In 2010, Simon received a special commendation from the Royal Statistical Society in its awards for journalistic excellence.

8:50am Thursday, 02/03/2011
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.
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Toby Segaran

Toby Segaran, Google Data Scientist

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Toby Segaran is the author of the O’Reilly titles, “Programming
Collective Intelligence” and “Programming the Semantic Web” and a
contributing editor of “Beautiful Data” . He frequently speaks on the
subjects of machine learning, collective intelligence and freedom of
data at conferences worldwide.

Toby previous worked as a Senior Data Scientist at Metaweb before it
was acquired by Google in 2010. He now works on large-scale data
reconciliation problems at Google. Prior to Metaweb he founded
Incellico, a biotechnology software company which was acquired in
2003.

Toby holds a B.Sc in Computer Science from MIT and is deemed a “Person
of Exceptional Ability” by the USCIS. He loves applying data-analysis
algorithms to everything ranging from pharmaceutical trials to online
dating to financial risk models.

9:00am Thursday, 02/03/2011
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.
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Rod Smith

Rod Smith, IBM Emerging Internet Technologies IBM fellow, Vice President

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Rod Smith is an IBM fellow & Vice President of the IBM Emerging Internet Technologies organization, where he leads a team of highly technical innovators in seeking out disruptive technologies that aid businesses in future waves of business opportunities. As an IBM Fellow, Rod is closely involved with future IBM’s strategic planning & initiatives.

Throughout his career, Rod has moved the industry and led IBM to a rapid adoption of technologies, such as Web services, XML, Linux, J2EE & big data & analytics and most recently cloud computing around the evolution of platform as a service.

10:00am Wednesday, 02/02/2011
The tools we use play a key role in how we use and respond to big data. Hear about the changes being led by key architects of future big data systems.
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Werner Vogels

Werner Vogels, Amazon.com Chief Technology Officer

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Dr. Vogels is Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at Amazon.com where he is responsible for driving the company’s technology vision, which is to continuously enhance the innovation on behalf of Amazon’s customers at a global scale.

Prior to joining Amazon, he worked as a researcher at Cornell University where he was a principal investigator in several research projects that target the scalability and robustness of mission-critical enterprise computing systems. He has held positions of VP of Technology and CTO in companies that handled the transition of academic technology into industry.

Vogels holds a Ph.D. from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and has authored many articles for journals and conferences, most of them on distributed systems technologies for enterprise computing. He was named the 2008 CTO of the Year by Information Week for his contributions to making Cloud Computing a reality. For his unique style in engaging customers, media and the general public, Dr Vogels received the 2009 Media Momentum Personality of Award.

9:35am Wednesday, 02/02/2011
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.
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Scott Yara

Scott Yara, Greenplum, a division of EMC Senior Vice President, Products and Co-Founder

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In his role as SVP, Products, Scott is responsible for the Greenplum’s overall product development and go-to-market efforts, including engineering, product management, and marketing. Scott is a co-founder of Greenplum and was President of the company until Greenplum’s acquisition by EMC. Prior to Greenplum, Scott served as vice president for Digital Island, a publicly traded Internet infrastructure services company that was acquired by Cable & Wireless in 2001. Before Digital Island, Scott served as vice president for Sandpiper Networks, an Internet content delivery services company that merged with Digital Island in 1999. At Sandpiper, Scott helped to create the industry’s first content delivery network (CDN), a globally distributed computing infrastructure comprised of several thousand servers, and used by many of the industry’s largest Internet services including Microsoft and Disney.

9:45am Thursday, 02/03/2011
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.
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