Strata Summit 2011 Schedule

Below are the confirmed and scheduled talks at Strata Summit 2011 (schedule subject to change).

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Tuesday, 09/20/2011

8:00am

Tuesday, 09/20/2011
Location: Westside 1 & 2
Breakfast (1h)

9:00am

Tuesday, 09/20/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting), Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science)
Tuesday, 09/20/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
TBC

9:10am

Tuesday, 09/20/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
Michael Chui (McKinsey Global Institute)
McKinsey's influential Big Data report has helped define and explain the opportunity created by the torrent of data flowing daily through business. Michael Chui outlines the big picture of data innovation, challenges and competitive advantage. Read more.

9:30am

Tuesday, 09/20/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
Stephen Wolfram (Wolfram Research)
How does one take thousands of data domains, and tens of thousands of models and algorithms, and make it so that anyone can get answers to their natural language questions? Stephen Wolfram, the creator of Wolfram|Alpha and Mathematica, will describe how this works in Wolfram|Alpha and what the paradigm of computational knowledge is now making possible. Read more.

9:50am

Tuesday, 09/20/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
Monica Rogati (Jawbone)
When it comes to big data insights, how do you know you’re asking the right questions? Hiring data scientists is a good start - we’re seeing their growth both on LinkedIn and at LinkedIn. But even data scientists are not immune from the myriad of hidden pitfalls that keep your key insights out of sight. Read more.

10:30am

Tuesday, 09/20/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
The winning entries and Best in Show winner are showcased for Strata Vizathlon, a data visualization contest produced in partnership with Juice Analytics. Read more.

10:35am

Tuesday, 09/20/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
Jodee Rich (PeopleBrowsr)
By using social media metrics, TV networks can now get ratings for their programs in real time. Read more.

10:45am

Tuesday, 09/20/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
Armando Escalante (LexisNexis)
Mr. Escalante will cover how to streamline IT operations (eliminating mainframes, grids) and analyzing large volumes of data with HPCC Systems. Read more.

10:50am

Tuesday, 09/20/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
People correctly assume that in order to profit from big data, you have to acquire the data. We look at some cases of profiting from exploiting innovative ways of acquiring data. Read more.

11:05am

Tuesday, 09/20/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
Robert Kirkpatrick (United Nations)
The time has come for policymakers to begin using innovative technologies to analyze data exhaust, in order to protect communities from multiple slow-onset crises that threaten to reverse hard-won progress in human development. Read more.

11:15am

Tuesday, 09/20/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
Robert Kirkpatrick (United Nations), Jane Yakowitz (Brooklyn Law School), Bill Hoffman (World Economic Forum)
Personal data is a an exploding asset class that is currently not being leveraged to inform public policy decisions or mitigate risk. This panel, sponsored by United Nations Global Pulse, will examine the value of private sector data and consider some of the challenges inherent its use. Read more.

11:40am

Tuesday, 09/20/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
Aneesh Chopra (The Advisory Board Company), Chris Vein (Office of Science and Technology Policy), Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Aneesh Chopra, the US Federal Chief Technology Officer, and deputy CTO Chris Vein, in conversation with Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media. Read more.

1:30pm

Tuesday, 09/20/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
Cory Doctorow (craphound.com)
As they saying goes, "If you're not paying for a product, then you're the product." But the world is a better place when human beings are enlisted as sensors -- as distributed mechanisms for mapping, understanding, and connecting the world and the data it generates -- and not treated as barcodes, mere bits of data to be read, logged and analyzed. Read more.

1:50pm

Tuesday, 09/20/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
This keynote is sponsored by GE. More information coming soon. Read more.

1:55pm

Tuesday, 09/20/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
Simon Rogers (Guardian)
Data increasingly drives news reporting, and the Guardian has been at the front of this change. Simon Rogers, editor of the Guardian's award-winning Datablog, will talk about how data is directing its coverage. Read more.

2:10pm

Tuesday, 09/20/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
Kristian Hammond (Narrative Science)
As the world of data expands, the challenge of understanding it expands as well. Narrative Science is addressing this challenge with a software platform that uses data to drive the generation of compelling narratives that tell the stories contained within it. The technology tells the stories that are hidden in the numbers. Read more.

2:20pm

Tuesday, 09/20/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
Michael Nelson (Microsoft Corporation)
There's never been a better time to reconsider transparency and talk about strategic leaking. In this talk, Michael Nelson—whose career has taken him from the White House to the boardrooms of the Fortune 500—looks at the naked corporation and what information can do when it flows intentionally between companies and their ecosystems. Read more.

2:30pm

Tuesday, 09/20/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
Sean Gourley (Quid)
Today's high tech industries are fast-paced, with value created and destroyed at speed. Data can help where traditional intelligence approaches are expensive and slow. Read more.

2:40pm

Tuesday, 09/20/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
Moderated by:
Marshall Kirkpatrick (Little Bird)
Panelists:
Francis Irving (ScraperWiki Ltd.), Jeff Jarvis (Buzzmachine.com), Michael Nelson (Microsoft Corporation), Simon Rogers (Guardian)
The data age is having a radical effect on investigative journalism. Reporters need to know how to find stories in data and social media. What are the opportunities in data for journalists, and what does the investigative reporter of tomorrow look like? Read more.

3:30pm

Tuesday, 09/20/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
Carole Post (City of New York)
Under Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's leadership, New York City government has demonstrated an unyielding commitment to transparency and accountability. Today, that commitment is manifested in the next phase of the open government movement. Read more.

3:50pm

Tuesday, 09/20/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
James Kobielus (Forrester Research, Inc.)
Big Data can become an unmanageable business burden if you’re not careful. As your company’s analytics initiatives rapidly grow, you’re going to max out your IT budget if you don’t keep the data as compact, compressed, and storage-efficient as possible. This session will help you understand how to keep your company’s data as small and nimble as practical while scaling it out into the petabytes. Read more.

4:30pm

Tuesday, 09/20/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
J. C. Herz (Batchtags LLC)
Too often analytics are seen as a black box by executives. JC Herz explores how to demystify the process and make analytics business-driven vs. technology-driven. Read more.

4:45pm

Tuesday, 09/20/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
Moderated by:
J. C. Herz (Batchtags LLC)
Panelists:
Doug Harr (Splunk Inc.), Jim Golden (Accenture), Norman Nie (Revolution Analytics)
As organizations take charge of their data—on their networks or in the cloud—the role of the CIO is changing. This panel will discuss how the shifts in the kind of business intelligence they are able and asked to provide, and shifts in the tempo of those activities, are changing their organizational role Read more.

5:05pm

Tuesday, 09/20/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
Paul DePodesta (New York Mets)
Keynote by Paul DePodesta, The New York Mets VP of Player Development and Scouting, Entrepreneur & Subject of Moneyball. Read more.

5:35pm

Tuesday, 09/20/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
Quentin Hardy (New York Times)
A critical look at the day's proceedings Read more.

5:45pm

Tuesday, 09/20/2011
Location: 5th Floor Foyer
Join us in the immediately following sessions at Strata Summit. Have a drink and some delectable nibbles, network with other Summit attendees, and visit our Sponsors who are leading the charge in the data revolution. Read more.

6:45pm

Tuesday, 09/20/2011
Location: 5th Floor Foyer
TBC

7:00pm

Tuesday, 09/20/2011
Location: Eyebeam -- 540 W. 21st Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues)
Join us to kick-off a week of activities with a festive evening of creative cuisine, signature drinks, and the sharing of innovative ideas in our visualization showcase at Eyebeam. Read more.

Wednesday, 09/21/2011

9:00am

Wednesday, 09/21/2011
Sponsored
Location: Westside Ballroom 3
Frank Mong (Silver Spring Network), Marco Pacelli (ClickFox)
Frank Mong, from Silver Spring Networks, and Marco Pacelli, of ClickFox, will be discussing how their respective companies have used EMC Greenplum's Big Data Analytics platform to solve real business challenges. Read more.
Wednesday, 09/21/2011
Sponsored
Location: Westside Ballroom 4
John Rauser (Pinterest)
A central story of the web is how ubiquitous high-speed communication lowered the cost of group creation and led to things we now call web 2.0 and the social web. There is an analogous story happening in data science. The dual innovations of Hadoop and elastic utility computing have dramatically changed the economics of data processing. Read more.
Wednesday, 09/21/2011
Sponsored
Location: Belasco - Broadhurst
Randy Lea (Teradata Corporation)
This session sponsored by Aster Data. Read more.
Wednesday, 09/21/2011
Sponsored
Location: Imperial - Julliard
Bill Fox J.D., M.A. (LexisNexis), Jo Prichard (LexisNexis Risk Solutions)
A case study on how LexisNexis HPCC Systems detected potential health care fraud and collusion for a major health care organization. Read more.

10:15am

Wednesday, 09/21/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science), Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting)

10:20am

Wednesday, 09/21/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
Darrell Issa (United States House of Representatives), Alexander Howard (O'Reilly Media)
One of the most technology- and data-savvy members of Congress, and co-sponsors of the DATA (Data Accountability and Transparency Act) bill, talks about his vision for making Federal Government spending data open, accessible and transparent. Read more.

10:40am

Wednesday, 09/21/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
Matthew Bishop (The Economist)
Are 80 year old measures of the economy still useful, and can the age of big data offer us better indicators against which to benchmark economic performance? Read more.

11:00am

Wednesday, 09/21/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
The first three of the five startups that were selected as Launch Pad finalists will deliver their pitches to the Strata Summit audience, to be judged later on Wednesday afternoon. Read more.

11:20am

Wednesday, 09/21/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
Moderated by:
Abhishek Mehta (Tresata)
Panelists:
Roy E. Lowrance (New York University), Richie Prager (BlackRock), Allen Weinberg (McKinsey)
Coming off the worst financial crisis of our generation, an entire industry (and the global economy) is not just rebuilding the very foundations of a robust banking system, but also rethinking the 'new normal' for Banking. Data has rapidly emerged as a key lever for this reboot. Hear from some of the leading business practitioners in the industry. Read more.

11:40am

Wednesday, 09/21/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
Coco Krumme (MIT Media Lab)
What billions of credit card transactions can tell us about the nature of habits, patterns of human movement, and the structure of urban economies. Read more.

11:50am

Wednesday, 09/21/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
Michael Driscoll (Metamarkets)
Digital media publishers sit astride torrents of data about their content, audiences and advertisers. Every day, the world's two billion internet users visit millions of pages, and are exposed to more than one hundred billion online advertising impressions. Publishers of digital content need to crunch this data to predict who will visit tomorrow, and how to price the ads those visitors see. Read more.

12:00pm

Wednesday, 09/21/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
Bill Cook (EMC Greenplum)
The most important question to ask about big data is: what’s in it for my organization? Does it create net-new economic value, increase enterprise agility, improve collaboration, or enable new efficiencies? And if so, in which scenarios? What are the implications for people, process and technologies in any given organization? Read more.

12:10pm

Wednesday, 09/21/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
Moderated by:
Mark Bolgiano (Howard Hughes Medical Institute)
Panelists:
Donald F. Donahue (The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation ), John Bottega (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)
Donald F. Donahue, President and CEO of the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC), and Paul Sforza, CTO of the US Treasury Department, will discuss America’s first public financial services data utility. This project is being incorporated into our country’s existing information infrastructure to provide consistent, quality data to investors, institutions, and regulators. Read more.

12:25pm

Wednesday, 09/21/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science)

1:50pm

Wednesday, 09/21/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
Bradley Horowitz (Google), Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
An interview with Bradley Horowitz, VP Product for Google+ Read more.

2:20pm

Wednesday, 09/21/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
Michael Ferrari (Computer Sciences Corporation)
This is not your father's weather forecast. Businesses can be positively and negatively affected by weather conditions in deep and sometimes unanticipated ways. Whether they are surprise acute weather events or prolonged patterns that slowly enhance or curtail product demand, it is hard to find an industry that does not have some sort of operational or financial exposure to the atmosphere. Read more.

2:35pm

Wednesday, 09/21/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
The remaining two of the five startups that were selected as Launch Pad finalists will deliver their pitches to the Strata Summit audience, to be judged later on Wednesday afternoon. Read more.

2:45pm

Wednesday, 09/21/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
Jennifer Zeszut (Scout Labs)
Consumers are generating an immense amount of text-based data via social and other channels. That's a treasure trove of insight IF we can can unlock intention, emotion and meaning. How well do computers do it today and what are some of the cutting-edge ways to improve accuracy in the near future? Read more.

2:55pm

Wednesday, 09/21/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
Moderated by:
David Schwab (Sierra Ventures)
Panelists:
Paul Kedrosky (Kauffman Foundation), Todd Papaioannou (Battery Ventures), Robert D Thomas (IBM Software Group), Clint Johnson (Alpine Data Labs)
Startups are in it to make money—whether by breaking even, being acquired, or finding some other exit. But for data-driven startups, turning bits into dollars can be a challenge. There are privacy issues, data ownership concerns, and questions about how to monetize the business. This panel of investors and entrepreneurs will look at strategies for generating money in data-driven startups. Read more.

3:50pm

Wednesday, 09/21/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
Gamiel Gran (Sierra Ventures), Roger Ehrenberg (IA Ventures), Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting)
Five startups will be selected to deliver their pitches to the Strata Summit audience, to be judged on Wednesday afternoon. Read more.

4:00pm

Wednesday, 09/21/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
Kyle Cranmer (New York University)
Even the biggest commercial datasets can't rival those produced at CERN, home of the Large Hadron Collider. As scientists research the conditions that created our universe, the volume of data captured is truly staggering. Read more.

4:10pm

Wednesday, 09/21/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
Ariel Seidman (Gigwalk)
We all need clean, useful, validated data-- but most of us don't have an easy way to gather it and the data we do have is messy. Hear some of the numbers behind these crowds and how startups like Gigwalk are changing the way we work. Read more.

4:20pm

Wednesday, 09/21/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
Marc Goodman (Future Crimes, Singularity University)
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While businesses around the world struggle to understand the how to profit from the information revolution, one class of enterprise has successfully mastered the challenge—international organized crime. Globally crime groups are rapidly transforming themselves into consumers of big data. Read more.

4:35pm

Wednesday, 09/21/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
At the same time as we’re seeing breakthrough after breakthrough in artificial intelligence, we’re also seeing the fulfillment of the vision of Vannevar Bush, JCR Licklider, and Doug Engelbart that computers could augment human information retrieval and problem solving. AI turned out not to be a matter of developing better algorithms, but of having enough data. Read more.

5:00pm

Wednesday, 09/21/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science), Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting)
A look back over Strata Summit, and forward to the future of data. Read more.

5:30pm

Wednesday, 09/21/2011
Location: 5th Floor Foyer
Join us immediately following the sessions to celebrate two fantastic days of delving into the future of data - in business and beyond. Enjoy a beverage or two, and then join us for Ignite Strata immediately afterward! Read more.

6:30pm

Wednesday, 09/21/2011
Location: Westside Ballroom
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? Would you pitch a project? Launch a web site? Teach a hack? We’ll find out again this year at the New York edition of Ignite Strata. Read more.

Sponsors

  • Aster Data
  • EMC Greenplum
  • GE
  • Lexis Nexis
  • MarkLogic
  • Tableau Software
  • Cloudera
  • DataStax
  • Informatica
  • DataSift
  • Splunk
  • 1010data
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Connotate
  • Media-Science
  • Microsoft SQL Server

Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Susan Stewart at sstewart@oreilly.com

Press & Media

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