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Make Data Work
Feb 17–20, 2015 • San Jose, CA
Alistair Croll

Alistair Croll
Founder, Solve For Interesting

Website | @acroll

Alistair Croll is an entrepreneur with a background in web performance, analytics, cloud computing, and business strategy. In 2001, he cofounded 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, and is the chair of O’Reilly’s Strata Data Conference. He has written several books on technology and business, including the best-selling Lean Analytics. Alistair tries to mitigate his chronic ADD by writing about far too many things at Solve For Interesting.

Sessions

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 (LinkedIn), 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 (MapR Technologies), 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.
8:45am–8:55am Thursday, 02/19/2015
Keynotes
Location: Grand Ballroom 220
Roger Magoulas (O'Reilly Media), Doug Cutting (Cloudera), Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting)
Average rating: ***..
(3.12, 8 ratings)
Program Chairs Roger Magoulas, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the first day of Strata + Hadoop World Keynotes. Read more.
4:00pm–4:40pm Thursday, 02/19/2015
Business & Industry
Location: LL20 BC
Moderated by:
Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting)
Panelists:
Jeremy Edberg (MinOps), Jerry Overton (DXC), Tatsiana Maskalevich (Stitch Fix), Anne Johnson (Credit Suisse)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 10 ratings)
Ruthless optimization squeezes every ounce of advantage from the current business model. But it takes a leap of faith—not something the numbers tend to encourage—to truly innovate. When we’re informed by data, are we blinded by opportunity? Or does data pave the way for the best innovations, forcing us to take a harder look at bad ideas that will never work out? Read more.
8:45am–8:50am Friday, 02/20/2015
Keynotes
Location: Grand Ballroom 220
Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting), Doug Cutting (Cloudera), Roger Magoulas (O'Reilly Media)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 4 ratings)
Program Chairs, Roger Magoulas, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll, welcome you to the second day of Strata + Hadoop World keynotes. Read more.
9:00am–9:05am Friday, 02/20/2015
Keynotes
Location: Grand Ballroom 220
Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting)
Average rating: ****.
(4.17, 24 ratings)
Roughly every decade, some kind of military or enterprise technology makes its way into the mainstream: the personal computer; the consumer Internet; the mobile phone; the Internet of Things. What happens when Big Data turns into a consumer product? Strata chair Alistair Croll offers some speculation about what data will do to the way we live, love, work, and play. Read more.