Presented By O'Reilly and Cloudera
Make Data Work
Feb 17–20, 2015 • San Jose, CA

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 dive into emerging techniques and technologies. You'll dissect case studies, develop new skills through in-depth tutorials, share emerging best practices in data science, and imagine the future.

O’Reilly and Cloudera have recently partnered to bring Hadoop World to all Strata Conferences worldwide. Doug Cutting, Cloudera's Chief Architect and founder of Apache Hadoop, joins Roger Magoulas and Alistair Croll as chairs of Strata + Hadoop World to help shape the content.

Our speakers have a laser-sharp focus on the data issues shaping all aspects of business, including verticals such as finance, media, retail and transportation, and government.

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, 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 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

Strata + Hadoop World attracts the best minds in data: developers, data scientists, data analysts, and other data professionals, 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:

"One of the most valuable events to advance my career."

"An excellent event focused on the intersection between distributed computing and data science."

"The conference gave me access to leading thinkers in big data and businesses with big data problems. I enjoyed the tutorials and talks, and look forward to experimenting with some of them in the next few months."

"The event was invigorating from a community perspective. Big Data gets so much hype that being with real practitioners felt awesome. It was also nice to see the spectrum of professionals in the space--data scientists, software guys, business users, tool developers, etc. all in one location—sharing knowledge was awesome."

"The event speakers, content, and organization were exceptional. This is probably the pinnacle of Big Data conferences to attend for networking and getting the latest updates on ground breaking new technologies in the Big Data space. I will definitely attend this event next year."

Program Chairs

Alistair Croll Alistair Croll
is an entrepreneur with a background in web performance, analytics, cloud computing, and business strategy. In 2001, he co-founded Coradiant (acquired by BMC in 2011) and has since helped launch Rednod, CloudOps, Bitcurrent, Year One Labs, and several other early-stage companies. He works with startups on business acceleration, and advises a number of larger companies on innovation and technology.

A sought-after public speaker on data-driven innovation and the impact of technology on society, Alistair has founded and run a variety of conferences, including Cloud Connect, Bitnorth, and the International Startup Festival. He’s the chair for Strata Data conference. He has written several books on technology and business, including the best-selling Lean Analytics.

Alistair tries to mitigate chronic ADD by writing about far too many things at Solve For Interesting.

Doug Cutting
(@cutting) is the founder of numerous successful open source projects, including Lucene, Nutch, Avro, and Hadoop. Doug joined Cloudera in 2009 from Yahoo!, where he was a key member of the team that built and deployed a production Hadoop storage and analysis cluster for mission-critical business analytics. Doug holds a Bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and sits on the Board of the Apache Software Foundation.​

Roger Magoulas
is the research director at O'Reilly Media and chair of the Strata conferences. Roger and his team build the analysis infrastructure, and provide analytic services and insights on technology adoption trends to business decision-makers at O'Reilly and beyond. We find what excites key innovators and use those insights to gather and analyze faint signals from various sources to make sense of what others may adopt and why.​

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

  • Joseph Adler, LinkedIn
  • Sara Ahmadian, Taulia
  • David Andrzejewski, Sumo Logic
  • Eric Baldeschwieler, Independent
  • David Beckett, Zite
  • Marty Betz, FirstRain Inc.
  • Ron Bodkin, Think Big Analytics
  • Carla Borsoi, iMATCHATIVE
  • Jonathan Bruner, O'Reilly Media
  • Amber Case, Geoloqi
  • Chetan Conikee, Stealth
  • Beau Cronin, Salesforce
  • Mike Driscoll, Metamarkets
  • Edd Dumbill, Silicon Valley Data Science
  • Kellan Elliott-McCrea, Etsy
  • David Fallside, IBM
  • Margaret Francis, Exact Target/ CoTweet
  • Ari Gesher, Palantir Technologies
  • Brad Gillespie, IA Ventures
  • Jonathan Gray, Facebook
  • Nick Grossman, OpenPlans
  • Martin Hall, Karmasphere
  • Jeff Hammerbacher, Assistant Professor | Mount Sinai
  • Leslie Hawthorn, ElasticSearch
  • Amy Heineike, Quid
  • J.C. Herz, Batchtags LLC
  • Tom Hughes-Croucher,
  • Julian Hyde, Independent
  • Noah Iliinsky, IBM
  • Jon Jenkins,
  • Paul Kedrosky, Venture Capitalist
  • Coco Krumme, MIT Media Lab
  • Kim Laama, AKQA
  • Florian Leibert, Mesosphere
  • Maribel Lopez, Lopez Research
  • Mark Madsen, Third Nature
  • Dean Malmgren, Datascope Analytics
  • Hilary Mason, bitly
  • Abhishek Mehta, Tresata
  • Arun Murthy, Hortonworks Inc.
  • Erich Nachbar, Velum
  • Paco Nathan, Databricks
  • Sarah Novotny, NGINX
  • DJ Patil, Greylock Partners
  • Jake Porway, DataKind
  • John Rauser, Amazon
  • Eric Rodenbeck, Stamen Design
  • Toby Segaran, Google
  • Rebecca Shapley, Google Research, Google
  • Peter Skomoroch, Data Wrangling
  • Michael Stringer, Datascope Analytics
  • Joseph Turian, MetaOptimize
  • Jen van der Meer, Luminary Labs
  • Andrew Vande Moere, K.U.Leuven /
  • Mona Vernon, Thomson Reuters
  • Simon Wardley, Leading Edge Forum (CSC)
  • Matt Webb, BERG
  • Chris Wensel, Concurrent, Inc
  • Sharon Wragg,
  • Chrys Wu, Matchstrike LLC
  • Reynold Xin, Databricks

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