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Oct 15–17, 2014
New York, NY
Co-presented by O'Reilly Media, Inc and Cloudera

About Strata + Hadoop World

Why You Should Attend | Experience Strata + HW | Who You'll Meet | Kudos | Program Committee | Contact

Strata + Hadoop World is where cutting-edge science and new business fundamentals intersect—and merge. It’s a deep-immersion event where data scientists, analysts, and executives get up to speed on emerging techniques and technologies by dissecting case studies, developing new skills through in-depth tutorials, sharing emerging best practices in data science, and imagining the future.

Our speakers have a laser-sharp focus on the data issues that are shaping the business, finance, media, fashion, retail, and government worlds.

The data industry is growing fast, and Strata + Hadoop World has grown right along with it.  We've added new sessions and tracks to reflect challenges that have emerged in the data field—including security, ubiquitous computing, collaboration, peer analytics, reproducibility, new interfaces, emerging architecture, building data teams, machine data—and much more.

Strata + Hadoop World is now the largest conference of its kind in the world, yet it’s kept the informal, collegial spirit that makes it one of the best places to connect and collaborate.

Why You Should Attend

Strata + Hadoop World in New York is where big data's most influential business decision makers, strategists, architects, developers, and analysts gather to shape the future of their businesses and technologies. If you want to tap into the opportunity that big data presents, you want to be there.

  • Be among the first to understand how you can leverage the promise of this huge change, and survive the resulting disruption
  • Find new ways to leverage your data assets across industries and disciplines
  • Learn how to take big data from science project to real business application
  • Discover training, hiring, and career opportunities for data professionals
  • Meet-face-to face with other innovators and thought leaders

Experience Strata + Hadoop World

You'll get three full days of inspiring keynotes, intensely practical and information-rich sessions, and plenty of fun networking events.

  • Nearly 200 sessions that explore the latest advances, case studies, and best practices
  • Networking opportunities with thousands of other business leaders, data professionals, designers, and developers
  • A vibrant "hallway track" for attendees, speakers, journalists, and vendors to debate and discuss important issues
  • Fun evening events, receptions, and more, giving you more face time with attendees and speakers

Who You'll Meet at Strata + Hadoop World

Strata + Hadoop World attracts the best minds in data: data analysts, data scientists, business managers, developers, and others, including:

  • VPs or directors of marketing, analytics, or data warehousing
  • CIOs, CTOs, enterprise architects
  • Business analysts and decision makers
  • Data scientists
  • Data engineers
  • Developers and database professionals
  • Product managers
  • Designers
  • Researchers and academics
  • Data-driven designers, journalists, and anthropologists
  • VCs and investors
  • Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Kudos for Strata + Hadoop World

What previous attendees have said:

“Strata Conference has great energy, expertise, and purpose. High caliber attendees and presenters make for a great learning experience alongside tons of new industry news.” - CIO, Onboard Informatics

“This is my first Hadoop World visit and I had exceptional experience to gear up our organizational road map strategy.” - Sairamakrishna Edara, Sr. IT Advisor, Healthcore

“Great Conference - excellent collection of the industry's best speakers and opportunities to meet and work with over 3000 colleagues with similar interests in Hadoop.” - David Burk

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Program Chairs

Alistair Croll Alistair Croll
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.

Roger Magoulas
is the director of market research at O'Reilly Media. Magoulas runs a team that is building an open source analysis infrastucture and provides analysis services, including technology trend analysis, to business decision-makers at O'Reilly and beyond. In previous incarnations, Magoulas designed and implemented data warehouse projects for organizations ranging from the San Francisco Opera to the Alberta Motor Club.

Program Development Director

Ben Lorica
is the Chief Data Scientist at O'Reilly Media, Inc. He has applied Business Intelligence, Data Mining, Machine Learning and Statistical Analysis in a variety of settings including Direct Marketing, Consumer and Market Research, Targeted Advertising, Text Mining, and Financial Engineering. His background includes stints with an investment management company, internet startups, and financial services.

Committee Members

  • Michael Abbott Kleiner. Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • David Andrzejewski. Sumo Logic
  • Amr Awadallah, Cloudera, Inc.
  • Carla Borsoi. iMATCHATIVE
  • Farrah Bostic. The Difference Engine
  • Christine Carpentier. Elite DW Consulting
  • Eli Collins. Cloudera
  • Alistair Croll. Solve For Interesting
  • Beau Cronin, Salesforce
  • Michael Dauber, Battery Ventures
  • Margaret Dawson, RivalIQ
  • Parviz Deyhim, Amazon Web Services
  • Paul Dix, InfluxDB
  • Jana Eggers, SureCruise
  • John Foreman, MailChimp
  • Margaret Francis, Exact Target / CoTweet
  • Meghan Gill, 10gen
  • Sebastian Gutierrez, DashingD3js.com
  • Jeff Hammerbacher, Cloudera
  • Gary Hoberman, MetLife
  • Noah Iliinsky, IBM
  • Joyce Kim, Revision 3
  • Daniel Koffler, Rio Tinto Alcan
  • Ben Lorica, O'Reilly Media
  • Michael Loukides, O'Reilly Media
  • Mark Madsen, Third Nature
  • Roger Magoulas, O'Reilly Media
  • Gideon Mann, Bloomberg
  • Adam Marcus, Locu / GoDaddy
  • Dave McCrory, Basho Technologies
  • Elissa Murphy, GoDaddy
  • Andrew Musselman, Accenture
  • Paco Nathan, Zettacap
  • Travis Oliphant, Continuum Analytics, Inc.
  • Pamela Peele, UPMC
  • Molly Rector, DataDirect Networks (DDN)
  • Dan Roesch, Roesch & Associates LLC
  • Bill Schmarz, EMC Consulting
  • Randy Smerik, Osunatech, Inc.
  • Pete Soderling, Hakka Labs
  • Ann Spencer, O'Reilly Media
  • M. C. Srivas, MapR Technologies, Inc.
  • Jen van der Meer, Luminary Labs
  • Dean Wampler, Typesafe
  • Simon Wardley, Leading Edge Forum (CSC)
  • Charles Zedlewski, Cloudera

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