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

Ellen Friedman
Data Technologist, Independent

Ellen Friedman is a solutions consultant, scientist and author, currently writing about a variety of open source and big data topics including being co-author of Mahout in Action (Manning), the Practical Machine Learning series from O’Reilly, and the newest title, Time Series Databases (O’Reilly). She is a committer on the Apache Mahout project, a contributor to Apache Drill and has been an invited speaker at Berlin Buzzwords 2013, the Philly ETE 2014 conference and keynote speaker for NoSQL Matters 2014 in Barcelona. With a Ph.D. in biochemistry and years of work writing on a variety of scientific and computing topics, she is an experienced communicator. She’s also co-author of a book of magic-themed cartoons, A Rabbit Under the Hat.

Follow on Twitter as @Ellen_Friedman.


9:00am–5:00pm Wednesday, 02/18/2015
Data-Driven Business Day
Location: LL21 C/D
Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting), Cait O'Riordan (Financial Times), Lutz Finger (Google), Kuang Chen (Captricity), Emi Nomura (Jawbone), AJ Loiacono (Truveris), Rosie Atkins (Groupon), Anne Johnson (Credit Suisse), Jerry Overton (DXC), Ann Johnson (Interana), Mark Madsen (Teradata), Leah Hunter (Tech Journalist), Ellen Friedman (Independent), India Swearingen (United Way of the Bay Area), Satyam Priyadarshy (Halliburton), Joerg Blumtritt (Datarella)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 18 ratings)
All-Day: For business strategists, marketers, product managers, and entrepreneurs, Data-Driven Business looks at how to use data to make better business decisions faster. Packed with case studies, panels, and eye-opening presentations, this fast-paced day focuses on how to solve today's thorniest business problems with Big Data. It's the missing MBA for a data-driven, always-on business world. Read more.
9:30am–9:50am Wednesday, 02/18/2015
Data-Driven Business Day
Location: LL20 A.
Ellen Friedman (Independent)
Average rating: ***..
(3.29, 7 ratings)
Big data stories reveal fundamental concepts about emerging technologies, their potential impact on society and decisions that drive successful projects. Using real world examples, this talk shows key insights that inform critical choices about new technologies, including time series database tools and scalable machine learning algorithms, used to address important business and research problems. Read more.
10:40am–11:20am Thursday, 02/19/2015
Location: 210 D/H
Ted Dunning (MapR, now part of HPE), Ellen Friedman (Independent)
What’s important about a technology is what you can use it to do. We’ve looked at what a number of groups are doing with Apache Hadoop and NoSQL in production, and we’d like to relay what worked well for them and what did not. . . Read more.
11:30am–12:10pm Thursday, 02/19/2015
Office Hour
Location: Table B
Ellen Friedman (Independent)
Discuss your large-scale data challenges with Ellen, and learn the technical and human elements in the decisions that drive successful projects. She’ll talk about the use of proven design patterns to help you streamline the planning of your big data project; the five habits of successful Hadoop project leads; and ways to build effective coordination between stakeholders in a new big data project. Read more.