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Design Murray Hill Suite
Tutorial Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials on Monday.
Julie Rodriguez (Sapient Global Markets)
Average rating: *....
(1.00, 5 ratings)
Learn how to find beauty in data. The beauty of a visual is that it can communicate so much. As we become more sophisticated with the amount of data we can harness, it will become more important for us to be equally good at visually communicating that data. This workshop will guide attendees through the process of learning a method that will aide in selecting the right visualization. Read more.
Hadoop Platform Grand Ballroom West
Tutorial Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials on Monday.
John Akred (Silicon Valley Data Science), Richard Williamson (Silicon Valley Data Science), Stephen OSullivan (Silicon Valley Data Science)
Average rating: ***..
(3.71, 17 ratings)
What are the essential components of a data platform? This tutorial will explain how the various parts of the Hadoop and big data ecosystem fit together in production to create a data platform supporting batch, interactive and realtime analytical workloads. Read more.
Hadoop & Beyond Regent Parlor
Tutorial Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials on Monday.
Patricia Gorla (The Last Pickle)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 12 ratings)
Before you analyze your big data, you need a way to store and access it. Here we examine the benefits of using a highly-available, eventually consistent storage system, and what impact this has on real-time analytics. This session will prepare you to set up a multi-node working Cassandra and Hadoop cluster. Read more.
Grand Ballroom
Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science), Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 10 ratings)
Program Chairs, Edd Dumbill and Alistair Croll, welcome you to the first day of keynotes. Read more.
Grand Ballroom
Mike Olson (Cloudera)
Average rating: ***..
(3.45, 22 ratings)
As Hadoop and the surrounding projects & vendors mature, their impact on the data management sector is growing. Mike will talk about his views on how that impact will change over the next five years. How central will Hadoop be to the data center of 2020? What industries will benefit most? Which technologies are at risk of displacement or encroachment? Read more.
Sponsored Grand Ballroom
Jack Norris (MapR Technologies)
Average rating: **...
(2.80, 15 ratings)
According to Gartner, Hadoop is near the top of the Hype Cycle. While some customers have questions about the enterprise capabilities of Hadoop, the answers are clear as production deployments continue to expand. This session will use successful customer experiences to highlight the power of Hadoop and separate the myths from reality. Read more.
Grand Ballroom
Ken Rudin (Facebook)
Average rating: ****.
(4.41, 37 ratings)
In this talk, Ken will discuss several best practices focused on getting the biggest impact from big data and driving a proactive, data-driven culture. Read more.
Sponsored Grand Ballroom
Tony Salvador (Intel Corporation )
Average rating: ***..
(3.08, 13 ratings)
This talk will cover five major mobile trajectories for the next 10 years creating a brand new world : Seven billion futures, Hyper Digitization, Hyper Individualism, Hyper Collectivity & Hyper Differentiation. Read more.
Sponsored Grand Ballroom
Quentin Clark (Microsoft)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 10 ratings)
The idea that big data will transform businesses and the world is indisputable, but are there enough resources to fully embrace this opportunity? Join Quentin Clark, Microsoft Corporate Vice President, who will share Microsoft’s bold goal to consumerize big data - simplifying the data science process and providing easy access to data with everyday tools. Read more.
Grand Ballroom
Claudia Perlich (Dstillery)
Average rating: ****.
(4.30, 23 ratings)
Coverage of online advertising fraud finally hit the newsstand a few months ago. But the story really started much earlier. Somewhat surprisingly it was predictive modeling on large data streams from real time bid environment that was the first to pick up symptoms of the yet largest online advertising scam. We tell the tale where models “too good to be true” lead to quite a sinister discovery. Read more.
Sponsored Grand Ballroom
Ben Werther (Platfora)
Average rating: **...
(2.56, 9 ratings)
During the session attendees will learn how Big Data Analytics is the difference between fact-based enterprises and those focused on the shallow BI beauty contest. Read more.
Grand Ballroom
Roger Magoulas (O'Reilly Media)
Average rating: **...
(2.89, 9 ratings)
Roger Magoulas, incoming Strata chair and Director of Research at O'Reilly, will share insights into the state of data science as a profession and preview Strata in 2014. Read more.
Grand Ballroom
Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science), Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 4 ratings)
A presentation of the winners from the Strata New York + Hadoop World 2013 Startup Showcase. Read more.
Grand Ballroom
Michael Chui (McKinsey Global Institute)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 15 ratings)
Michael Chui, Senior Fellow, McKinsey Global Institute Read more.
Hadoop & Beyond Gramercy Suite
Ahmed Radwan (Google's Motorola Mobility)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 5 ratings)
Multi-tenancy is a reality for large-scale data systems, but it poses concerns about exposure of sensitive data. Using anonymization techniques, sensitive data can be protected in ways that maintains user privacy while preserving the ability to use the data effectively for operational needs. In this talk, we explore the challenges and lessons learned in building solutions for data anonymization Read more.
Hadoop in Action Sutton Center - Sutton South
Adam Kawa (Spotify)
Average rating: ****.
(4.56, 9 ratings)
A trip into Hadoop jungle to show the most interesting, exciting and surprising places where we have been to while growing fast from a 60 to 690-node Hadoop cluster. We will expose our JIRA tickets, real graphs, statistics, even excerpts from our dialogues. We will share the mistakes that we made and describe the fixes that finally domesticated this love-demanding yellow elephant and its friends. Read more.
Data Science Beekman Parlor - Sutton North
Moderated by:
Steve Lohr (The New York Times | Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia University)
Panelists:
Chris Wiggins (hackNY/Columbia), Yann LeCun (NYU), Deborah Estrin (Cornell NYC Tech)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 4 ratings)
What can Data Science do for NYC? What can NYC do for Data Science? Deborah Estrin, first faculty member at CornellTech NYC, Chris Wiggins, cofounder of hackNY and member of the Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering at Columbia, and Yann Lecun, Director of the Center for Data Science at NYU, will answer these questions and more about the current and future of Data Science in NYC. Read more.
Hadoop & Beyond Gramercy Suite
Adam Fuchs (Sqrrl)
Average rating: **...
(2.75, 12 ratings)
The National Security Agency works with some of the world’s largest, most complex, and most sensitive datasets. In order to analyze this data, NSA has developed some powerful tools, such as Apache Accumulo. Come learn about NSA’s key lessons learned about building a Big Data platform from the former Technical Director of the Accumulo project at the NSA. Read more.
Hadoop in Action Sutton Center - Sutton South
Zach Snyder (The Walt Disney Company)
Average rating: ***..
(3.29, 7 ratings)
Managing Hadoop clusters to meet business needs can be challenging. Learn how Disney uses an integrated approach, leveraging both Hadoop-specific tools and common IT management tools to create a comprehensive management toolkit for our Hadoop clusters. Read more.
Event Sponsor Pavilion
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Join your fellow big data enthusiasts at the Strata Conference & Hadoop World Sponsor Pavilion Reception on Tuesday, October 29. Read more.
West Village
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
The must-attend data party of year, Data After Dark is hosted by O'Reilly Strata on Tuesday evening, October 29, from 8:30 to 11:00 pm at five venues in the West Village: The Madelyn: 82 West Third Street; Wicked Willy's: 149 Bleecker Street; GMT Tavern: 142 Bleecker Street; The Red Lion: 151 Bleecker Street; Amity Hall: 80 West Third Street Read more.
Grand Ballroom
Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science), Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting)
Program Chairs, Edd Dumbill and Alistair Croll, welcome you to the second day of keynotes. Read more.
Grand Ballroom
Doug Cutting (Cloudera)
Average rating: ***..
(3.31, 16 ratings)
Doug will talk broadly about the future capability of Hadoop in the context of the road traveled so far. What are the limits of Hadoop? How should you think about workloads like SQL and Search? What's next? Read more.
Sponsored Grand Ballroom
Josh Klahr (Pivotal)
Average rating: **...
(2.92, 13 ratings)
Data is coming at us from everywhere – in small quantities, large magnitudes, and in almost every format. As Pivotal’s Vice President of Data Platform Product Management, Josh Klahr has the know-how to provide insights on how to build an organization that strategically manages this data in today’s modern and complex enterprise environments. Read more.
Sponsored Grand Ballroom
David Parker (SAP)
Average rating: **...
(2.60, 10 ratings)
Big Data is impacting society in ways never possible before – enabling us all to gain insights that can transform the way we do business, work with others, and live our lives. SAP recognizes that this transformation needs grassroots support... Read more.
Grand Ballroom
Shawndra Hill (University of Pennsylvania)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 12 ratings)
In this keynote I will discuss how TV networks and advertisers can derive value from all of the online social activity about TV. Read more.
Grand Ballroom
Will Marshall (Planet Labs)
Average rating: ***..
(3.87, 15 ratings)
Planet Labs is launching the largest ever fleet of Earth-imaging satellites in December. These will enable high resolution imagery of the entire planet to be taken on a more frequent basis. The data is of large potential value: humanitarian applications range from monitoring deforestation and the ice caps to disaster relief and improving agriculture yields in developing nations. Read more.
Sponsored Grand Ballroom
John Choi (IBM)
Average rating: **...
(2.45, 11 ratings)
What is Big Data? What will it mean for my organization? What technologies do I need? In this session, we will provide a view of what Big Data really means for organizations and how people, processes, and technologies, when brought together, can catalyze a transformational journey. Read more.
Sponsored Grand Ballroom
Sharmila Shahani-Mulligan (ClearStory Data)
Average rating: **...
(2.10, 10 ratings)
Is your big data analysis constrained by slow cycles, specialist-only access, and a process of one-shot, big data analysis? Traditional approaches are painful, costly and tedious. See a whole new way to speed the cycle, converge and analyze diverse data, and interact on insights. Read more.
Grand Ballroom
Jim Kaskade (Infochimps)
Average rating: ****.
(4.12, 16 ratings)
Data and analytics is a means to an end. Jim highlights a new revolution of analytic applications with some touching examples in the healthcare industry with cancer research and medication therapy management. Read more.
Grand Ballroom
Peta Clarke (Black Girls Code - NY), Donna Knutt (Black Girls Code)
Average rating: ***..
(3.38, 8 ratings)
Details to come.. Read more.
Grand Ballroom
Douglas Merrill (ZestFinance)
Average rating: **...
(2.42, 12 ratings)
Most people think success in big data analysis is about the right mix of vast amounts of data, mathematics and Ph.D.’s (oh my!). Those people are wrong. You need artistry too. This talk will provide some examples of "pure" ML failures and give suggestions on how to build an appropriately artistic team. Read more.
Grand Ballroom
Foster Provost ( NYU | Stern )
Average rating: ***..
(3.55, 11 ratings)
Predictive analytics is one of the most mature areas of data science and an area where "big data" often is associated with competitive advantage. However, concrete results supporting the advantage conferred by big data are few and far between. Read more.
Hadoop Platform Grand Ballroom East
Siddharth Seth (Hortonworks Inc), Hitesh Shah (Hortonworks Inc)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 6 ratings)
Apache Hadoop has become popular from its specialization in the execution of MapReduce programs. However, it has been hard to leverage existing Hadoop infrastructure for various other processing paradigms such as real-time streaming, graph processing and message-passing. Learn how this barrier was removed and how new applications are being built and run on Apache Hadoop. Read more.
Enterprise Data Grand Ballroom West
John Akred (Silicon Valley Data Science), Stephen OSullivan (Silicon Valley Data Science)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
A modern CIO rationalizing a company’s data architecture must consider a mix of deployment options like a utility executive has to invest in a good generation mix. We articulate a framework for applying the deployment levers available to architects as they plot a course forward in this era of big data technologies, born of our deep experience implementing the world's largest data platforms. Read more.
Hadoop Platform Grand Ballroom East
Jayant Shekhar (Cloudera Inc)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 8 ratings)
Hadoop has evolved significantly in recent years, today serving as a unified platform for near-real-time (NRT) and batch workflows, such as querying, analysis and alerting for logs and machine data. In this session, we'll dive into the details of using SolrCloud and Cloudera Impala together to serve search queries, by integrating Flume to stream events into Solr, Impala and HBase. Read more.
Enterprise Data Grand Ballroom West
Erin Shellman (Nordstrom), David Von Lehman (Nordstrom)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 10 ratings)
Nordstrom started modestly in 1901 as a small shoe store in Seattle, and has since expanded to 117 full-line department stores and 138 Rack stores across the country. The art of retailing has changed dramatically over the last century and retailers today are concerned with understanding customer behavior and preferences both in the physical world and online. Read more.
Hadoop in Action Sutton Center - Sutton South
Scott Sorensen (Ancestry.com)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 4 ratings)
New, affordable DNA sequencing will generate massive new flows of data. Ancestry.com currently manages 4 petabytes of searchable data and is on track to increase this figure exponentially with its new DNA product. Ancestry.com CTO, Scott Sorensen, explains how the company manages tremendous amounts of new data through two categories of Hadoop use cases: 1) analytics and 2) product features. Read more.
Enterprise Data Sutton Center - Sutton South
Micheline Casey (Federal Reserve Board)
Average rating: *....
(1.67, 3 ratings)
Traditionally, security has tended to mean "lock down and protect". But there is a balance between securing data while still supporting information sharing and reuse. This presentation is meant to educate data management professionals at all levels how to manage this balance. Read more.
Data Science Beekman Parlor - Sutton North
Robert Johnson (Interana)
Average rating: ***..
(3.30, 10 ratings)
Many of the world's largest datasets are time series. With today's technology the number of things in the world doesn't seem that big, but how those things change over time is. Unfortunately many data tools don't natively consider time a first-class concept. I'll be talking about a variety of ways to organize your data and architect your data systems to get the most out of your time-based data. Read more.
Enterprise Data Sutton Center - Sutton South
Volkmar Uhlig (Adello)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 5 ratings)
Machine-generated data is getting stale fast. Operational data, sensor data, or video feeds requires new automated approaches to capture value. In this sessions we will show how to apply the lessons learned from automated trading systems and high-frequency trading to today’s Big Data problems to monetize information. Read more.

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