In 2005, Tim O'Reilly predicted: "Data is the Next Intel Inside." Today the future he envisioned is unfolding at a startling pace. O'Reilly's Strata Conference brings together the leading minds in big data: the decision makers using the power of big data to drive business strategy as well as the practitioners who collect, analyze, and manipulate the data.
A connected world, brimming with data and fueled by near-limitless computing power, is changing everything about how we live, love, work, and play. It's a change that offers tremendous opportunity—to transform business, end corruption, teach the world, and help society tackle its biggest challenges. And yet it creates new threats, from privacy concerns to Orwellian dystopia. What's clear is that the future belongs to those who understand how to collect and use their data successfully. And that future happens at Strata.
Strata Conference delivers the nuts-and-bolts foundation for building a data-driven business—in three full days of inspiring keynotes, practical & information-rich sessions, an expo hall with key players and products, and plenty of networking events.
Strata Conference will bring three full days of inspiring keynotes, intensely practical & information-rich sessions, an expo hall with key players and products, and plenty of networking events. Strata has a laser-sharp focus on the big data issues that are shaping the business, finance, media, and government worlds.
Strata is where the leading minds in big data converge to map out the future, share their experiences and expertise, and learn from the people driving the data revolution. If you want to tap into the opportunity that big data presents, be at Strata.
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"One of the most valuable events to advance my career."
"An excellent event focused on the intersection between distributed computing and data science."
"The conference gave me access to leading thinkers in big data and businesses with big data problems. I enjoyed the tutorials and talks, and look forward to experimenting with some of them in the next few months."
"The event was invigorating from a community perspective. Big Data gets so much hype that being with real practitioners felt awesome. It was also nice to see the spectrum of professionals in the space--data scientists, software guys, business users, tool developers, etc. all in one location--sharing knowledge was awesome."
"The event speakers, content, and organization were exceptional. This is probably the pinnacle of Big Data conferences to attend for networking and getting the latest updates on ground breaking new technologies in the Big Data space. I will definitely attend this event next year."
is program chair for Strata and the O'Reilly Open Source Convention. A technologist and writer, he also leads the design and implementation of conference software at O'Reilly. Edd was the editor of XML.com for many years, and program chair for the XML Europe and XTech conferences.
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 the chair of O’Reilly’s Strata conference; 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.
Monica Rogati is one of the founding members of the LinkedIn product data science team. She leads a team of data scientists and turns data into products, actionable insights and (news) stories.
Peter Skomoroch is a Principal Data Scientist at LinkedIn where he leads a team focused on identity, reputation, information extraction, and building data driven products. He was also the creator of LinkedIn Skills.
Sarah Sproehnle is the Director of Educational Services for Cloudera where she helps customers learn to use Apache Hadoop for big data processing. Cloudera provides commercial support, training and services for the Apache Hadoop platform.
Russell Jurney cut his data teeth in casino gaming, building web apps to analyze the performance of slot machines in the US and Mexico. After dabbling in entrepreneurship, interactive media and journalism, he moved to silicon valley to build analytics applications at scale at Ning and LinkedIn. He lives on the ocean in Pacifica, California with his wife Kate and two fuzzy dogs.
Bradford Stephens is the founder and CEO of Drawn to Scale, creators of the Spire database. Spire is a SQL database built on Hadoop and HBase, similar to Google F1. Drawn to Scale has customers powering large web apps, mobile infrastructures, telecoms, social networks, and more. A long-time user of Hadoop and HBase, Bradford has built large infrastructures at various startups and enterprises, and worked on Microsoft SQL Server. He holds degrees in Computer Science and Political Science, and spent several years as a Campaign Manager in politics at the Presidential and U.S. House levels.
Julia Ferraioli is a Developer Advocate working on Google Compute Engine. She helps developers harness the power of Google's infrastructure to tackle their computationally intensive processes and jobs. She comes from an industrial background in software engineering, and an academic background in machine learning and assistive technology.
Laurel Ruma is the Director of Talent for O'Reilly Media. Most recently she co-chaired Where 2.0, OSCON Java, and Gov 2.0 Expo. She joined the company in 2005 after working for five years at various IT analyst firms in the Boston area. Laurel is also the co-editor of Open Government, published by O'Reilly.
Craig Barratt joined Qualcomm in May 2011 as president of Qualcomm Atheros, Inc. He served as president and chief executive officer of Atheros, and as director on the company's board from 2003, leading the company through its 2004 IPO and growth to over $900M of revenue in 2010, culminating in its 2011 acquisition by Qualcomm. Dr. Barratt previously served as Atheros' vice president of technology from 2002 until 2003. Prior to joining Atheros, Dr. Barratt held the role of executive vice president and general manager of ArrayComm, Inc., a company specializing in multi-antenna signal processing. Dr. Barratt holds Ph.D. and Master of Science degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University, as well as a Bachelor of Engineering degree in electrical engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in pure mathematics and physics from the University of Sydney in Australia. Dr. Barratt has been granted over 30 patents in a variety of wireless and related technologies and has co-authored a book on linear controller design, various technical publications and open source software.
Julie Steele is the Content Editor for Strata at O'Reilly Media. She is co-author of Beautiful Visualization and Designing Data Visualizations. She finds beauty in exploring complex systems, and thinks in metaphors. She is particularly drawn to the visual medium as a way to understand and transmit information.
Noah Iliinsky strongly believes in the power of intentionally crafted communication. He has spent the last several years thinking, writing, and speaking about best practices for designing visualizations, informed by his graduate work in user experience and interaction design. He is a frequent speaker in both industry and academic contexts, and an occasional judge of visualization contest. He has a master’s in Technical Communication from the University of Washington, and a bachelor’s in Physics from Reed College. Noah works as a Visualization Expert at IBM's Center for Advanced Visualization.
Alexander Howard is the Government 2.0 Correspondent for O'Reilly Media, where he reports on technology, open government and online civics. Before joining O'Reilly, Howard was the associate editor of SearchCompliance.com at TechTarget. His work there focused on how regulations affect IT operations, including issues of data protection, privacy, security and enterprise IT strategy. Before moving the focus of his coverage to cybersecurity, online privacy and compliance, Howard was the associate editor of WhatIs.com, an online IT encyclopedia. In that role, he researched and wrote about nearly every aspect of enterprise IT, including the impact of social software on business and the media. In his spare time, he practiced writing about himself in the third person, with mixed results. Howard's work experience also includes working in operations for an e-business consultancy, as a knowledge broker for a management consulting firm, as a middle school teacher, as a master home builder and, very briefly, as a garden manager at an outstanding Italian restaurant. Howard graduated from Colby College with a bachelor's degree in biology and sociology.
Terence Craig is CEO and CTO of PatternBuilders, a real-time, big data analytics application provider that makes big data analytics a reality for organizations and businesses of any size. With over 20 years of experience in both executive and technical management roles with leading-edge private and public technology companies, Terence brings a unique and innovative view of what is needed—from both an operational and technology perspective—to build a world class analytics platform that is focused on the innovative development of analytic applications designed to improve companies' and organizations' profitability and efficiencies.
Martin Hall is co-founder, Chairman & Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at Karmasphere. He brings a strong entrepreneurial track record and a history of pioneering new Internet technologies and markets. Prior to founding Karmasphere, Martin was a founder of Aventail, a leading computer security company acquired by SonicWall. Prior to that, he was the founding CEO of Stardust, an Internet technology services company sold to Penton Media. Martin has chaired and participated in a number of industry groups including WinSock, Quality of Service, Internet Multicast and Wireless Multimedia Forums. He holds a Masters of Computer Science from Staffordshire University in Stafford, England.
Mark Madsen spent the past two decades working on analysis and decision support projects in many industries. He is the founder of Third Nature, a research and consulting firm focused on emerging technology and practices in analytics, BI and information management. Mark is also an award-winning former CTO and consultant who frequently speaks at US and European conferences.
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