Presented By O'Reilly and Cloudera
Make Data Work
Sept 29–Oct 1, 2015 • New York, NY

About Strata + Hadoop World

Why You Should Attend | Experience Strata + HW | Who You'll Meet | Kudos | Program Chairs | Program Committee | Contact

Strata + Hadoop World is where cutting-edge science and new business fundamentals intersect—and merge. It’s a deep-immersion event where data scientists, analysts, and executives get up to speed on emerging techniques and technologies by dissecting case studies, developing new skills through in-depth tutorials, sharing emerging best practices in data science, and imagining the future.

Our speakers have a laser-sharp focus on the data issues that are shaping the business, finance, media, fashion, retail, energy, manufacturing, and government worlds.

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, peer analytics, 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 in New York 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 at Strata + Hadoop World

Strata + Hadoop World attracts the best minds in data: data analysts, data scientists, business managers, developers, and others, 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:

“Strata Conference has great energy, expertise, and purpose. High caliber attendees and presenters make for a great learning experience alongside tons of new industry news.” - CIO, Onboard Informatics

“This is my first Hadoop World visit and I had exceptional experience to gear up our organizational road map strategy.” - Sairamakrishna Edara, Sr. IT Advisor, Healthcore

“Great Conference - excellent collection of the industry's best speakers and opportunities to meet and work with over 3000 colleagues with similar interests in Hadoop.” - David Burk

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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 Strata Data 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.

Program Committee

  • Michael Abbott (Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers)
  • David Andrzejewsk (Sumo Logic)
  • Amr Awadallah (Cloudera, Inc.)
  • Marie Beaugureau (ORM)
  • Carla Borsoi (6SensorLabs)
  • Dhruba Borthakur (Facebook)
  • Farrah Bostic (The Difference Engine)
  • Christine Carpentier (Elite DW Consulting)
  • Evan Chan (Socrata, Inc.)
  • Eli Collins (Cloudera)
  • Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting)
  • Beau Cronin (Salesforce)
  • Michael Dauber (Amplify)
  • Margaret Dawson (Rival IQ)
  • Paul Dix (InfluxDB)
  • Chris Douglas (Microsoft)
  • Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science)
  • April Dunford (Rocket Launch Marketing)
  • Jana Eggers (Nara Logics)
  • Nick Elprin (Domino Data Lab)
  • John Foreman (MailChimp)
  • Margaret Francis (Exact Target / CoTweet)
  • Meghan Gill (10gen)
  • Sebastian Gutierrez (
  • Jeff Hammerbacher (Assistant Professor | Mount Sinai)
  • Michael Hausenblas (Mesosphere)
  • Gary Hoberman (MetLife)
  • Noah Linsky (IBM)
  • Joyce Kim (Stellar)
  • Jonathan King (CenturyLink)
  • Andreas Rayo Kniep (Compass)
  • Daniel Koffler (Rio Tinto Alcan)
  • Matt LeMay (PL Data)
  • Bob Levy (Hancock Software)
  • Ben Lorica (O'Reilly Media)
  • Mike Loukides (O'Reilly Media)
  • Gerard Maas (Virdata - Technicolor)
  • Mark Madsen (Third Nature)
  • Roger Magoulas (O'Reilly Media)
  • Gideon Mann (Bloomberg)
  • Adam Marcus (Independant)
  • Dave McCrory (Basho Technologies)
  • Timothy McGovern (O'Reilly Media)
  • Elissa Murphy (GoDaddy)
  • Arun Murthy (Hortonworks Inc.)
  • Andrew Musselman (Accenture)
  • Neha Narkhede (Confluent, Inc.)
  • Paco Nathan (O'Reilly Media)
  • Travis Oliphant (Continuum Analytics, Inc)
  • Pamela Peele (UPMC)
  • Andy Petrella (NextLab)
  • Molly Rector (DataDirect Networks (DDN))
  • Dan Roesch (Roesch & Associates LLC)
  • Dmitriy Ryaboy (Twitter)
  • Eric Sammer (Rocana)
  • Bill Schmarzo (EMC Consulting)
  • Randy Smerik (Osunatech, Inc.)
  • Pete Soderling (Hakka Labs)
  • Ann Spencer (O'Reilly Media)
  • M.C. Srivas (MapR Technologies, Inc)
  • Jen Van der Meer (Reason Street)
  • Dean Wampler (Typesafe)
  • Tricia Wang (PL Data)
  • Simon Wardley (Leading Edge Forum (CSC))
  • Sharon Wragg (O'Reilly Media)
  • Charles Zedlewski (Cloudera)
  • Alice Zheng (Dato)

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