Strata in London 2012 Schedule: Full Listing

Below are the confirmed and scheduled talks at Strata in London 2012 (schedule subject to change).

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Monday, 1/10/2012

9:00

Monday, 1/10/2012
Location: King's Suite
Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science), Kaitlin Thaney (Mozilla Science Lab)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
Program Chairs, Edd Dumbill and Kaitlin Thaney, welcome you to Strata in London Read more.

9:10

Monday, 1/10/2012
Location: King's Suite
Liam Maxwell (British Government)
Average rating: ***..
(3.57, 14 ratings)
Liam Maxwell, Executive Director of the IT Reform Group in the Cabinet Office Read more.

9:25

Monday, 1/10/2012
Location: King's Suite
Jeni Tennison (Open Data Institute)
Average rating: ***..
(3.27, 15 ratings)
Jeni Tennison, Technical Director of the newly formed Open Data Institute, will describe the ODI’s twin aims of helping data owners achieve their organisational objectives through publishing open data, and helping those who reuse that data to add value responsibly and effectively, thereby turning open data dreams into reality. Read more.

9:35

Monday, 1/10/2012
Location: King's Suite
Jake Porway (DataKind)
Average rating: ****.
(4.47, 19 ratings)
For all of our machine learning algorithms and big data tools, so many of the problems we solve day-to-day are decidedly "first world": figuring out how to get the biggest ROI on ad dollars or crafting personalized movie recommendations. Can we use our skills as data scientists to solve social problems as well, helping people find clean water as easily as they can find good restaurants? Read more.

9:50

Monday, 1/10/2012
Location: King's Suite
Mikael Bisgaard-Bohr (Teradata Corporation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 12 ratings)
What will Big Data mean to us as users, consumers and organisations? And will it really be a big deal? In this presentation Mikael Bisgaard-Bohr will provide a fascinating view into where the Big Data wave is taking us, and why it is about so much more than just data. Read more.

10:05

Monday, 1/10/2012
Location: King's Suite
Average rating: ****.
(4.38, 26 ratings)
Mapping real-world correspondence to data structures populating a storage matrix currently expanding by some 5 trillion bits per second is the challenge that brings us here. Read more.

10:30

Monday, 1/10/2012
Location: Monarch Suite
Morning Break - Sponsored by Hortonworks (30m)

11:00

Monday, 1/10/2012
Location: King's Suite
Kathryn Hurley (Google), Simon Rogers (Guardian)
Average rating: ***..
(3.88, 16 ratings)
Data provides critical insight into the way government works. When the UK government published every item of spending over £25,000, the data was hard to parse. The UK Guardian Datablog cleaned it up and asked readers to help pore through the numbers, making everyone a data journalist. We’ll cover the technologies the Guardian uses to analyze, visualize, and share data with the world. Read more.

11:20

Monday, 1/10/2012
Location: King's Suite
Kim Rees (Periscopic)
Average rating: ***..
(3.46, 13 ratings)
Nobody knows statistics. They are as esoteric as chemical compounds are to chemistry. Yet data visualizations often incorporate a logarithmic scale, density traces, or seasonally adjusted numbers among other things. If this is the data deluge, we're bound to find everyone swept downstream. How do we prepare the average data consumer? Read more.

11:35

Monday, 1/10/2012
Location: King's Suite
Mark Madsen (Third Nature)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 15 ratings)
The real challenge ahead of us is not accumulating more information, or processing more information, or analytics, or replacing relational databases, or scaling data (i.e. not the 3 Vs). The real challenge is solving the information glut problem. Read more.

11:55

Monday, 1/10/2012
Location: King's Suite
Kenneth Cukier (The Economist)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 17 ratings)
Everyone uses the term big data but no on can agree on what it means or even if it's novel. However the label is useful to describe the radically new ways that the world interacts with information - for which the public, policymakers and even data geeks, are unprepared. Read more.

12:15

Monday, 1/10/2012
Location: Monarch Suite
Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions are informal roundtable discussions happening during lunch on both days of the conference. You can join any BoF table or start your own with a topic of your choice. The BoF sign-up board will be near the Registration area. Read more.

13:30

Monday, 1/10/2012
Business & Industry
Location: King's Suite
Tom Hebbert (Tesco)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 9 ratings)
Tesco is best known for using data in customer segmentation with Clubcard. But it's also important in optimising a supply chain which moves 32,000,000 cases of food each week. Tom will talk about real-life applications of data science – from managing the impact of weather on sales to optimising truck loads. And share experiences about translating data science into real business change. Read more.
Monday, 1/10/2012
Data Science
Location: Room 1-6
Jason Davis (Etsy)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
Late last summer, Etsy made a seemingly innocuous change to its search engine that had far reaching impact. The change was coordinated with three major data-driven product launches, from search to advertising to analytics. Big data can cause big changes, and this talk focuses on big data from an end-to-end product view, ranging from the underlying technology to understanding longer-term impacts. Read more.
Monday, 1/10/2012
Visualization & Interface
Location: Buckingham Room
Moritz Stefaner (http://moritz.stefaner.eu), Gerrit Kaiser, Drew Hemment (FuturEverything)
Average rating: ****.
(4.43, 7 ratings)
emoto is a unique data art project that sets out to visualise the worldwide emotional response to the Olympic Games 2012. We track social media sites for emotional status messages related to the Games and visualise the crowd's reponse in real-time and in an aggregate data sculpture. This talk will show behind the scenes material on how to master real-time large scale social media mining. Read more.
Monday, 1/10/2012
Sponsored
Location: Bleinheim Room (Sponsored)
Russ Kennedy (Cleversafe)
Massive analytics has emerged as an offshoot of Big Data with tremendous upside potential for businesses that can figure out how to manage that data. CIOs must reduce the TCO to support massive data computation while enhancing analysis workflows. This session explores new capabilities for combined storage and computation with Hadoop MapReduce to solve today’s Big Data challenges Read more.
Monday, 1/10/2012
Nerdcore
Location: Thames Suite
Ben Smith (Top10)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
A practical step-by-step description of how the LAMP based Top10 Alpha was turned into fully data-driven product. Based around a real-time data processing pipeline and asynchronous stack, Top10's infrastructure now hinges on AKKA, along with Scala, Nodejs and a host of other technologies. This has enabled interesting uses of the data and new, exciting user-facing features. Read more.

14:00

Monday, 1/10/2012
Business & Industry
Location: King's Suite
Sébastien Lefebvre (Mesagraph), Guy Hugot-Derville (Mesagraph)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 4 ratings)
In the TV industry, audience is king. Until now, viewers were hidden behind their TV set. Today, Twitter is rapidly changing the game. People share their emotions publicly, in real-time. Capturing these conversations allows advertisers, marketers and TV Channels to discover their audience at a granular level never seen before. Read more.
Monday, 1/10/2012
Data Science
Location: Room 1-6
Ryan Boyd (Google), Siddartha Naidu (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.25, 4 ratings)
Google’s Dremel is a scalable, interactive ad-hoc query system capable of running SQL-like queries over trillion-row tables in seconds. BigQuery is the externalization of this technology as a REST API and web app. This session will discuss the capabilities of Dremel and dive into the design challenges necessary to make this technology accessible and performant for developers and business users. Read more.
Monday, 1/10/2012
Visualization & Interface
Location: Buckingham Room
James Cheshire (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis)
Average rating: ****.
(4.62, 8 ratings)
Overview of cutting edge research from UCL's Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis. Read more.
Monday, 1/10/2012
Sponsored
Location: Bleinheim Room (Sponsored)
Shaun Connolly (Hortonworks)
In this talk Shaun Connolly, VP Corporate Strategy for Hortonworks, will look at Hadoop's opportunity and the value it can unlock. Along the way he will discuss the kind of efforts required from the community, the solution ecosystem, and the enterprise in order to solidify Hadoop's place within the enterprise. Read more.
Monday, 1/10/2012
Nerdcore
Location: Thames Suite
Noel Welsh (Underscore Consulting)
Average rating: ***..
(3.57, 7 ratings)
Big data often doesn't sit well with companies that want to move fast. Technologies like Hadoop can be expensive to setup, slow to produce results, and time consuming to maintain. Streaming algorithms provide an alternative. They are simple to implement, very efficient, and give real-time results. In this talk I will describe several key streaming algorithms, and give examples of their use. Read more.

14:30

Monday, 1/10/2012
Business & Industry
Location: King's Suite
Simon Wardley (Leading Edge Forum (CSC))
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
This session explores these concepts by first laying out the fundamentals of change and how all industry evolves through a commonly re-occuring pattern. Using this we will examine why one size never fits all in management, the explosion of change from big data and cloud computing to why new forms of organisation are emerging that differ from traditional companies. Read more.
Monday, 1/10/2012
Data Science
Location: Room 1-6
Klaas Bosteels (Massive Media)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 12 ratings)
When I left Last.fm to join Massive Media, I basically moved from a data science forerunner to a newcomer. I had to evaluate everything I learned and start over completely with a clean slate, which resulted in a pretty clear perspective on how to find good data scientists, what they should be doing, what tools they should be using, and how to organize them to work together efficiently as team. Read more.
Monday, 1/10/2012
Business & Industry
Location: Buckingham Room
William Spooner (Eagle Genomics)
Average rating: *....
(1.00, 1 rating)
Does pre-competetive collaboration ease the pain of adopting disruptive big-data technologies? This question is tacked using the example of management/analysis of large genomic sequence data sets, and their role in the development of personalised medicine. Read more.
Monday, 1/10/2012
Sponsored
Location: Bleinheim Room (Sponsored)
Duncan Irving (Teradata Corporation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Oil exploration provides insight into the world of big data: huge data volumes have driven production for decades, and subsurface machine sensor data is being assimilated at ever-increasing rates. This example shows how a big data analytical ecosystem integrates relational decision support with the wild world of big data – here including seismic imaging and reservoir modeling – for exploitation. Read more.
Monday, 1/10/2012
Nerdcore
Location: Thames Suite
Tags: 20min
Edmund Jackson (Cambridge Data Science)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Data Science projects are difficult to realise as they require both mathematical and IT abstractions at once. We need databases, linear algebra, message queues... all at once. Traditional environments like Java/C#/Matlab/Mathematica provide only one. I will talk about the new language, Clojure, provides all the platform power of the JVM, as well as the language and libraries to do data science. Read more.

14:55

Monday, 1/10/2012
Location: Monarch Suite
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Startup Showcase and Hands-on Internet of Things both kick off during the afternoon break on Monday, and continue again during the Attendee Reception--all held at the Sponsor Pavilion. Read more.

16:00

Monday, 1/10/2012
Data That Matters
Location: King's Suite
Louise Marston (Nesta), Laura Bunt (Nesta)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 4 ratings)
Healthcare could be transformed by data. It is the subject of intense debate by clinicians, regulators, and politicians; too often patients are left out. Louise Marston and Laura Bunt from Nesta, the UK innovation agency, will discuss how the challenges in healthcare data exemplify the problems of personal data, and describe a vision of patients using data for their healthcare decisions in future. Read more.
Monday, 1/10/2012
Data Science
Location: Room 1-6
Jason McFall (Causata)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 5 ratings)
Establishing cause and effect from observational data is extremely difficult. However by introducing randomization, or better still, controlled experiments, it becomes possible to establish true causality. This talk will survey the the difficulties and pitfalls of establishing cause and effect from observed data, and explain ways to introduce experimentation. Read more.
Monday, 1/10/2012
Visualization & Interface
Location: Buckingham Room
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Readers and preparers of graphs: Learn to recognize and avoid some common graphical mistakes to understand your data better and make better decisions from data. Read more.
Monday, 1/10/2012
Sponsored
Location: Bleinheim Room (Sponsored)
Eddie Satterly (Splunk)
With all of the data that is now available how do you put it at the fingertips of the analysts and derive real business value? In this session we will look at a blueprint for how to do just that and change the way your business works and thinks. Read more.
Monday, 1/10/2012
Nerdcore
Location: Thames Suite
Stefan Hübner (Nokia)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Logic programming recently gained new interest with people processing large data volumes with Hadoop. This talk demonstrates the basic concepts by using Cascalog. Read more.

16:30

Monday, 1/10/2012
Data That Matters
Location: King's Suite
Matt Wood (Amazon Web Services)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 3 ratings)
With the arrival of low cost DNA sequencing, genomics is moving ever closer to clinical practice. This presentation discusses how bioinformaticians are meeting the challenges of harnessing the value of ever growing collection of valuable genomic data. Read more.
Monday, 1/10/2012
Data Science
Location: Room 1-6
Heather Stark (Kinran Limited)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 5 ratings)
Social games are the poster children of metrics-driven design. The way that analytics is used to optimise design for games has lessons which are transferable to other domains. But even poster children have problems. We look at the landscape of analytical tools designed to support game design refinement, identify the main pitfalls involved in practice, and suggest workarounds. Read more.
Monday, 1/10/2012
Visualization & Interface
Location: Buckingham Room
Lorenz Matzat (Lokaler)
Average rating: *....
(1.00, 1 rating)
Enabling data as an asset and matching it to the needs of customers and/or citizens is a problem. There is a need for careful designed feature sets and conclusive usability in data applications. The talk is about success and failure in producing data application for newspapers and building an Open Data-friendly geo-data-startup. Read more.
Monday, 1/10/2012
Business & Industry, Visualization & Interface
Location: Bleinheim Room (Sponsored)
Andy Cotgreave (Tableau)
This session will focus on going from a good visualization to a great visualization by focusing on organization, user interface, and formatting. Read more.
Monday, 1/10/2012
Nerdcore
Location: Thames Suite
Amund Tveit (Atbrox)
Average rating: **...
(2.60, 5 ratings)
This presentation will give an overview of mapreduce-based algorithms described in recent papers written by academic and industrial researchers. Included areas: AI/Machine Learning, Bioinformatics, Information Retrieval. Focus will be on patterns of problems and the corresponding mapreduce solution patterns. Some background material: http://mapreducepatterns.org Read more.

17:00

Monday, 1/10/2012
Data That Matters
Location: King's Suite
Adriana Lukas (London QS group)
Average rating: ***..
(3.40, 5 ratings)
Quantifying one's self, a growing trend, is about self-awareness, pattern spotting & behaviour change. What is missing is "data literacy" i.e. data expertise at individual level, not just for businesses and institutions.Uncovering hidden cause and effect in one's behaviour increases individual's autonomy and for that we need to have access to analytical tools and raw data. How & where to get them? Read more.
Monday, 1/10/2012
Data Science
Location: Room 1-6
Benjamin Fields (Goldsmiths University of London/Fun & Plausible Solutions)
Average rating: ***..
(3.25, 4 ratings)
When constructing a music recommender system, which is more important: a musicological understanding of the catalog of music in a system or the number of times two particular songs were played one after the other and were `liked’? Even better, if a system knows the latter, does the former even matter? Do machines that predict behavior need to learn to listen? Or is observing behavior enough? Read more.
Monday, 1/10/2012
Visualization & Interface
Location: Buckingham Room
Max Gadney (After The Flood)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 4 ratings)
What are the new tools to help us make useful products and media from Big Data? How do we re-tool the methods from traditional User Experience Design and create a new discipline of Data Experience Design? How do we involve business, tech and user needs to create novel and useful experiences? Read more.
Monday, 1/10/2012
Sponsored
Location: Bleinheim Room (Sponsored)
Brendan Moran (EMC UK&I)
This session is a must for Innovators, Business Sponsors and Data Scientists where you will hear about Greenplum’s Unified Analytics Platform – the only analytics focused collaboration environment in the world today. Learn how you can bring the best of your ideas to market sooner and truly transform you business. Read more.
Monday, 1/10/2012
Nerdcore
Location: Thames Suite
Paolo Castagna (Cloudera)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
As open data and linked data communities grow, so do the number and average size of freely available datasets. Often these datasets are modelled and interlinked using RDF. This talk shares tips and tricks, use cases and practical examples of how to effectively use tools from the Hadoop ecosystem to process large RDF datasets. Read more.

17:30

Monday, 1/10/2012
Location: Monarch Suite
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Grab a drink, mingle with fellow attendees, and see the latest in big data technologies and products from leading companies at the Attendee Reception - happening Monday evening immediately following afternoon sessions. We'll also continue hosting Startup Showcase and Hands-on Internet of Things during the reception. Read more.

18:30

Monday, 1/10/2012
Location: Buckingham Room
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
A special edition of the Big Data London Meetup will take place at Strata Conference venue on the evening of day 1, promising for a great crowd and amazing talks. Read more.

Tuesday, 2/10/2012

9:15

Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Location: King's Suite
Kaitlin Thaney (Mozilla Science Lab), Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science)
Program Chairs, Edd Dumbill and Kaitlin Thaney, welcome you to the second day of Strata in London keynotes. Read more.

9:20

Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Location: King's Suite
John Graham-Cumming (CloudFlare)
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 10 ratings)
It's 1951 and you've got the world's first business computer and you've just been handed a Big Data problem. Go! Read more.

9:45

Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Location: King's Suite
Alasdair Allan (Babilim Light Industries)
Average rating: ****.
(4.54, 13 ratings)
Big data isn't just multi-terabyte datasets hidden inside eventually-concurrent distributed databases in the cloud. It’s also about the hidden data you carry with you all the time, data that is generated for you and about you, but not necessarily by you. Hidden data, your data, carrying on its secret life without your knowledge, but with your implicit and implied consent. Read more.

10:00

Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Location: King's Suite
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Winners of the Startup Showcase are announced. Read more.

10:05

Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Location: King's Suite
Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino (Founder of Good Night Lamp / Designswarm Founder)
Average rating: ***..
(3.89, 9 ratings)
Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, Founder of Good Night Lamp / Founder of Designswarm Read more.

10:25

Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Location: King's Suite
Ben Goldacre (Bad Science)
Average rating: ****.
(4.77, 13 ratings)
Data is great. Data is powerful. But when some data is missing, bias can be introduced, distorting the overall picture. Read more.

11:15

Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Data That Matters
Location: King's Suite
Gavin Starks (Open Data Institute)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
We live on a finite and bounded planet. This fact seems largely ignored in our global economic systems. AMEE has compiled millions of environmental data points. We are now combining them with large-scale financial data to create a "forcing function" that will drive mainstream environmental sustainability. Read more.
Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Data Science
Location: Room 1-6
Isabel Drost-Fromm (Apache Software Foundation/ Nokia Gate 5 GmbH), Hannes Kruppa (Nokia Maps)
Average rating: **...
(2.83, 6 ratings)
Failing software projects already is easier than we'd love to admit. When dealing with big data - a topic hyped quite a bit - the chance of projects failing miserably are even higher. This talk highlights some of the most prominent anti-patterns when dealing with data analysis, scaling and data science. Read more.
Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Business & Industry
Location: Buckingham Room
Helen Child (Helen Child Consulting)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
The furore over phone hacking has again led to demands for a privacy law, whilst media scorn at super-injunctions protecting celebrities from sex scandals pulls the debate in the other direction. But the average Joe/sephine seems happy to populate their social media presence with increasing amounts of detail. Is privacy only a concern of the famous? And should they be shaping law and policy? Read more.
Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Sponsored
Location: Bleinheim Room (Sponsored)
Shaun Connolly (Hortonworks)
In this talk Shaun Connolly, VP Corporate Strategy for Hortonworks, will look at Hadoop's opportunity and the value it can unlock. Along the way he will discuss the kind of efforts required from the community, the solution ecosystem, and the enterprise in order to solidify Hadoop's place within the enterprise. Read more.

11:45

Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Data That Matters
Location: King's Suite
Francine Bennett (Mastodon C)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
Cloud computing enables cool massive-scale data analysis, but has a very large carbon footprint, especially since many public cloud providers are powered by coal-fired grids: annual data centre emissions are currently ~75 million tonnes and growing. This talk aims to increase understanding of the issue, and to demonstrate how to achieve big carbon reductions without reducing the analysis you do. Read more.
Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Hadoop: Tools & Technology
Location: Room 1-6
Tags: 20min
Tim Mallalieu (Microsoft)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
In this session we’ll discuss our experience extending Hadoop development to new platforms and languages, and key aspects of using non-JVM languages in the Hadoop environment. Read more.
Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Business & Industry
Location: Buckingham Room
John Sheridan (The National Archives), Jeni Tennison (Open Data Institute)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
To what public sector problems is open data the solution? This talk will describe how opening data has allowed The National Archives to introduce a new operating model for revising legislation, updating the government's legislation database, bringing private investment in to improve open, public and free, legislation data. It will describe the operating model and technology behind this approach. Read more.

12:10

Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Location: Monarch Suite
Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions are informal roundtable discussions happening during lunch on both days of the conference. You can join any BoF table or start your own with a topic of your choice. The BoF sign-up board will be near the Registration area. Read more.

13:30

Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Business & Industry
Location: King's Suite
Marianne Bouchart (Bloomberg News)
Average rating: *....
(1.75, 4 ratings)
A presentation about how the biggest financial news organisation in the world is handling big data on a daily basis through its terminal system, and the new data journalism projects it is developing at the moment to deliver ground-breaking news to the most influential people in the world. Read more.
Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
A guide to how real world companies have architected their big data ecosystems, incorporating Hadoop, NoSQL and data warehouse technologies. Read more.
Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Visualization & Interface
Location: Buckingham Room
Julie Freeman (Queen Mary University of London)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
In this session I’ll present recent work and research, and discuss how subjectivity can be used to create subtle and emotive, physical data-driven artwork that demonstrate patterns in data. Read more.

14:00

Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Data That Matters
Location: King's Suite
Aron Pilhofer (New York Times), Mirko Lorenz (Deutsche Welle), Nicolas Kayser-Bril (Journalism++), Liliana Bounegru (European Journalism Centre)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 4 ratings)
Data journalism blurs the line between coders, data geeks and journalists. The Data Journalism Handbook encourages journalists to treat data as a source and to pick up their computer to try new ways of reporting. This session highlights key lessons from the book, including a) getting stories from data (big or small) b) business models for data driven newsrooms and c) how to get started. Read more.
Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Hadoop: Tools & Technology
Location: Room 1-6
Tom White (Cloudera)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
Apache Hadoop 2 has a new MapReduce engine, which is built on a new general resource management system for running distributed applications called YARN. This talk explains the architecture of YARN, and discusses what this means to users of MapReduce and related frameworks, and to developers writing new parallel processing applications. Read more.
Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Visualization & Interface
Location: Buckingham Room
JD Vogt (Salesforce)
Average rating: *....
(1.00, 1 rating)
Through big data technologies we can now begin to consider the machine as an active participant in our experiences and decisions - true collaborators. This talk will discuss the foundations of creativity and intuition, show examples of how machines are augmenting our decisions today and the roles they will play in the future, and explore how our traditional interfaces will disappear as a result. Read more.

14:30

Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Business & Industry
Location: King's Suite
Kristian Hammond (Narrative Science)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 4 ratings)
In this talk, I will look at the next step in big data in general and open data in particular: transparency of insight and how the intelligent transformation of data into narratives can bring to light the stories within it and enable the higher level of understanding and insight needed to support evidence-based decision-making. Read more.
Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Hadoop: Tools & Technology
Location: Room 1-6
Steve Loughran (Hortonworks)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Failures in the datacentre can threaten the availability and data in your Hadoop cluster unless you have strategies to reduce this risk. This talk uses real customer data to introduce the threats to data integrity and availability -and shows how to a minimize the risks. Read more.
Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Brian Bot (Sage Bionetworks), Erich Huang (Sage Bionetworks)
Data-intensive scientific communication is broken. Ironically, the components necessary for open and executable science exist in isolation. clearScience is a pilot at Sage Bionetworks to assemble these components—data, code, and compute infrastructure into a stack that not only facilitates effective reporting of science, but delivery of the science itself. Read more.

16:00

Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Business & Industry
Location: King's Suite
Tim Barker (DataSift)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
Data, data everywhere... from our unique experience providing social data to hundreds of customers, we have learned the biggest problems you'll encounter when you get all the data you wish for. In this session, we'll share these problems, some solutions and how we meet our own challenges in dealing with massive flows of social data Read more.
Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Data Science
Location: Room 1-6
Ted Dunning (MapR)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 4 ratings)
Nearest neighbor (k-nn for short) models are conceptually just about the simplest kind of behavioral model possible but are generally considered infeasible for production. This talk will describe the knn project and how it can reduce thousand-year computations to a few hours or make real-time use of k-nn models practical. Practical results will be shown and implementation methods described. Read more.
Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Visualization & Interface
Location: Buckingham Room
Hjalmar Gislason (DataMarket)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
You want to publish your data for clients, developers or the general public to use and enjoy. But which file formats to use? Which standards? How to provide an API? Should you visualize the data? And if so, how? DataMarket has been on the receiving end of data from many of the World's key data providers and is now helping leading information companies publishing theirs. Here we share our findings. Read more.

16:30

Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Business & Industry
Location: King's Suite
Simon Williams (QuantumBlack), Jacomo Corbo (QuantumBlack)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Strategy has changed. The step-change in data abundance, speed and competition means that static business plans striving for that 'perfect answer' are obsolete. We'll demonstrate how the Data Science underpinning race strategy engines used in Formula One to plan, track and update strategy in real-time are enabling Fortune 500 be more agile, and creating a new way of strategy planning. Read more.
Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Data Science
Location: Room 1-6
Alasdair Allan (Babilim Light Industries), Zena Wood (University of Exeter)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Observing how other humans interact is so interesting that we do it recreationally, we call it "people watching". Evolution has equipped us both with a desire to people watch, and with the tools we need to do it, but it's hard to describe what it is we're doing. If we could, we could make our machines people watch for us, potentially yielding novel insights into our own social interactions. Read more.
Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Visualization & Interface
Location: Buckingham Room
Irene Ros (Bocoup), Alastair Dant (Guardian News and Media), Alex Graul (Guardian News & Media)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Learn how the Miso Project - an open source toolkit - can help build engaging interactive content and let authors focus on telling stories with data. Read more.
Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Data Science
Location: Bleinheim Room (Sponsored)
Ian Robinson (Neo Technology)
Today's complex data is not only big, but also semi-structured and densely connected. In this session we'll look at how size, structure and connectedness have converged to transform the data landscape. Read more.

17:00

Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Business & Industry
Location: King's Suite
Felienne Hermans (Delft University of Technology)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Spreadsheets are used almost everywhere, for almost everything. Researchers from Delft University of Technology have studied spreadsheet users and their spreadsheets to learn more on how exactly they are built, maintained and migrated. In this session we present a case study concerning the analysis of 3 million spreadsheets we analyzed. Read more.
Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Data Science
Location: Room 1-6
Thomas Levine (csv soundsystem)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Masters at web scraping and data journalism from ScraperWiki tell tales and give practical advice from years of cleaning data. What are common gotchas when fixing up data before you make it do something, and how do you get round them? Illustrated with real examples from the world of journalism and business. Read more.
Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Data Science
Location: Buckingham Room
Arfon Smith (University of Oxford)
Web-scale citizen science such as Zooniverse (www.zooniverse.org) has provided a temporary solution to the flood of data that confronts researchers of 21st century, however the solution is a short-term one. In this presentation I will outline a potential strategy for combining a large web community and significant compute resources to create a scalable, intelligent classification engine. Read more.

17:30

Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Location: King's Suite
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? We’ll find out again this year, following the last day of Strata in London and the first day of Velocity Europe — for one big, combined, rip-roaring Ignite event. Read more.

18:30

Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Location: Buckingham Room
Data Science London will host their meetup at Strata Conference London on October 2nd. Read more.

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