Strata Summit 2011 Schedule

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

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9:00am Plenary
Room: Westside Ballroom Welcome & Opening Remarks Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting), Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science)
9:10am Plenary
Room: Westside Ballroom Big Data: The Next Frontier Michael Chui (McKinsey Global Institute)
9:30am Plenary
Room: Westside Ballroom Making the World's Data Computable Stephen Wolfram (Wolfram Research)
9:50am Plenary
Room: Westside Ballroom Lies, Damned Lies, And The Data Scientist Monica Rogati (Jawbone)
10:30am Plenary
Room: Westside Ballroom Strata Vizathlon Contest Winner
10:35am Plenary
Room: Westside Ballroom Move Over Nielsen: Rethinking TV Ratings Jodee Rich (PeopleBrowsr)
10:45am Plenary
Room: Westside Ballroom Managing IT Operations and Analyzing Big Data With HPCC Systems From LexisNexis Armando Escalante (LexisNexis)
10:50am Plenary
Room: Westside Ballroom Turning Their Data Into Your Money (And Vice Versa) Robert Lefkowitz (Self)
11:05am Plenary
Room: Westside Ballroom UN Global Pulse Robert Kirkpatrick (United Nations)
11:15am Plenary
Room: Westside Ballroom Personal Data For Public Good Robert Kirkpatrick (United Nations), Jane Yakowitz (Brooklyn Law School), Bill Hoffman (World Economic Forum)
11:40am Plenary
Room: Westside Ballroom Aneesh Chopra: Government's Big Data Opportunity Aneesh Chopra (The Advisory Board Company), Chris Vein (Office of Science and Technology Policy), Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
1:30pm Plenary
Room: Westside Ballroom Designing For Human Sensors, Not Human Barcodes Cory Doctorow (craphound.com)
1:50pm Plenary
Room: Westside Ballroom GE Announces New Data Platform To Assist In Fight Against Breast Cancer Paul Marcum (GE)
1:55pm Plenary
Room: Westside Ballroom Data-Driven Journalism At The Guardian Simon Rogers (Guardian)
2:10pm Plenary
Room: Westside Ballroom Generating Stories From Data Kristian Hammond (Narrative Science)
2:20pm Plenary
Room: Westside Ballroom Transparency and Strategic Leaking Michael Nelson (Microsoft Corporation)
2:30pm Plenary
Room: Westside Ballroom The New Corporate Intelligence Sean Gourley (Quid)
2:40pm Plenary
Room: Westside Ballroom Data and Investigative Journalism Marshall Kirkpatrick (Little Bird), Francis Irving (ScraperWiki Ltd.), Jeff Jarvis (Buzzmachine.com), Michael Nelson (Microsoft Corporation), Simon Rogers (Guardian)
3:30pm Plenary
Room: Westside Ballroom Data-Driven New York Carole Post (City of New York)
3:50pm Plenary
Room: Westside Ballroom Big Data: Keep It Small Stupid! James Kobielus (Forrester Research, Inc.)
4:05pm Plenary
Room: Westside Ballroom Consumer Data and Decisions: How the Social Data Revolution Transforms Everything from Travel to Retail Andreas Weigend (Stanford University), Will Smith (Euclid), Marty St. George (JetBlue Airways)
4:30pm Plenary
Room: Westside Ballroom Analytics and Witch-Doctoring J. C. Herz (Batchtags LLC)
4:45pm Plenary
Room: Westside Ballroom The Changing Role Of The CIO J. C. Herz (Batchtags LLC), Doug Harr (Splunk Inc.), Jim Golden (Accenture), Norman Nie (Revolution Analytics)
5:05pm Plenary
Room: Westside Ballroom Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game Paul DePodesta (New York Mets)
5:35pm Plenary
Room: Westside Ballroom Recapitulation Quentin Hardy (New York Times)
Westside Ballroom
9:00am TBC
10:00am Morning Break Room: 5th Floor Foyer
3:00pm Afternoon Break sponsored by GE Room: 5th Floor Foyer
5:45pm Event Room: 5th Floor Foyer Cocktail Reception
6:45pm Plenary
Room: 5th Floor Foyer TBC
8:00am Breakfast Room: Westside 1 & 2
12:00pm Lunch - Sponsored by LexisNexis Room: Westside 1 & 2
7:00pm EYEBEAM Room: Eyebeam -- 540 W. 21st Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues) Explore Data After Dark!
9:00am-9:10am (10m)
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting) et al
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9:10am-9:30am (20m) Keynote
Big Data: The Next Frontier
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.
9:30am-9:50am (20m) Keynote
Making the World's Data Computable
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.
9:50am-10:00am (10m) Order of Magnitude Shifts
Lies, Damned Lies, And The Data Scientist
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.
10:30am-10:35am (5m) Talk
Strata Vizathlon Contest Winner
The winning entries and Best in Show winner are showcased for Strata Vizathlon, a data visualization contest produced in partnership with Juice Analytics.
10:35am-10:45am (10m) Order of Magnitude Shifts
Move Over Nielsen: Rethinking TV Ratings
Jodee Rich (PeopleBrowsr)
By using social media metrics, TV networks can now get ratings for their programs in real time.
10:45am-10:50am (5m) Sponsored
Managing IT Operations and Analyzing Big Data With HPCC Systems From LexisNexis
Armando Escalante (LexisNexis)
Mr. Escalante will cover how to streamline IT operations (eliminating mainframes, grids) and analyzing large volumes of data with HPCC Systems.
10:50am-11:05am (15m) Talk
Turning Their Data Into Your Money (And Vice Versa)
Robert Lefkowitz (Self)
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.
11:05am-11:15am (10m) Talk
UN Global Pulse
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.
11:15am-11:40am (25m) Panel
Personal Data For Public Good
Robert Kirkpatrick (United Nations) et al
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.
11:40am-12:00pm (20m) Keynote
Aneesh Chopra: Government's Big Data Opportunity
Aneesh Chopra (The Advisory Board Company) et al
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.
1:30pm-1:50pm (20m) Keynote
Designing For Human Sensors, Not Human Barcodes
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.
1:50pm-1:55pm (5m) Keynote
GE Announces New Data Platform To Assist In Fight Against Breast Cancer
Paul Marcum (GE)
This keynote is sponsored by GE. More information coming soon.
1:55pm-2:10pm (15m) Talk
Data-Driven Journalism At The Guardian
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.
2:10pm-2:20pm (10m) Order of Magnitude Shifts
Generating Stories From Data
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.
2:20pm-2:30pm (10m) Talk
Transparency and Strategic Leaking
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.
2:30pm-2:40pm (10m) Order of Magnitude Shifts
The New Corporate Intelligence
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.
2:40pm-3:00pm (20m) Panel
Data and Investigative Journalism
Marshall Kirkpatrick (Little Bird) et al
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?
3:30pm-3:50pm (20m) Keynote
Data-Driven New York
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.
3:50pm-4:05pm (15m)
Big Data: Keep It Small Stupid!
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.
4:05pm-4:30pm (25m) Panel
Consumer Data and Decisions: How the Social Data Revolution Transforms Everything from Travel to Retail
Andreas Weigend (Stanford University) et al
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4:30pm-4:45pm (15m) Talk
Analytics and Witch-Doctoring
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.
4:45pm-5:05pm (20m) Panel
The Changing Role Of The CIO
J. C. Herz (Batchtags LLC) et al
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
5:05pm-5:35pm (30m) Keynote
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Paul DePodesta (New York Mets)
Keynote by Paul DePodesta, The New York Mets VP of Player Development and Scouting, Entrepreneur & Subject of Moneyball.
5:35pm-5:45pm (10m) Talk
Recapitulation
Quentin Hardy (New York Times)
A critical look at the day's proceedings
9:00am-9:30am (30m)
Session
To be confirmed
10:00am-10:30am (30m)
Break: Morning Break
3:00pm-3:30pm (30m)
Break: Afternoon Break sponsored by GE
5:45pm-6:45pm (1h)
Cocktail Reception
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.
6:45pm-7:00pm (15m)
Plenary
To be confirmed
8:00am-9:00am (1h)
Break: Breakfast
12:00pm-1:30pm (1h 30m)
Break: Lunch - Sponsored by LexisNexis
7:00pm-10:00pm (3h)
Explore Data After Dark!
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.

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

For media-related inquiries, contact Maureen Jennings at maureen@oreilly.com

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