Presented By O'Reilly and Cloudera
Make Data Work
Sept 29–Oct 1, 2015 • New York, NY
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 Tuesday, 09/29/2015
Data-driven Business
Location: 1 E14 / 1 E15
Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting), Farrah Bostic (The Difference Engine), Mark Madsen (Teradata), krish venkataraman (Syncsort), Amy O'Connor (Cloudera), Bill Franks (Teradata Corporation), Jake Kendall (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), Tricia Wang (Constellate Data ), Cecile Barbaroux (Schibsted Classified Media), Kristi Marotta (Allstate), Adam Devine (WorkFusion), Rahel Jhirad (Hearst), Alexander White (Next Big Sound), Jana Eggers (Nara Logics), Vincent Dell'Anno (Accenture), Fredrik Backner (Telia Company ), Bill Moschella (Evariant), Florin Trandafir (Nokia)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 5 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–8:50am Wednesday, 09/30/2015
Location: Javits North
Roger Magoulas (O'Reilly Media), Doug Cutting (Cloudera), Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting)
Average rating: ****.
(4.05, 60 ratings)
Program Chairs Roger Magoulas, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the first day of keynotes. Read more.
8:45am–8:50am Thursday, 10/01/2015
Location: Javits North
Roger Magoulas (O'Reilly Media), Doug Cutting (Cloudera), Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting)
Average rating: ***..
(3.68, 25 ratings)
Strata + Hadoop World Program Chairs Roger Magoulas, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the second day of keynotes. Read more.
10:40am–10:45am Thursday, 10/01/2015
Location: Javits North
Roger Magoulas (O'Reilly Media), Doug Cutting (Cloudera), Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting)
Average rating: ***..
(3.56, 36 ratings)
Program Chairs Roger Magoulas, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll, close out the Strata + Hadoop World keynotes. Read more.
2:55pm–3:35pm Thursday, 10/01/2015
Business & Innovation
Location: 1 E16 / 1 E17
Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting), Joseph Adler (Facebook), Margaret Dawson (Red Hat), Joseph Sirosh (Microsoft), Evan Prodromou (Fuzzy.io)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 5 ratings)
Data has gravity. Jim Gray once said that, “compared to the cost of moving bytes around, everything else is free,” and because of what this means for the economics of computing, the more data you have, the more it wants to be near other data. That means all big data systems, eventually, will live in centralized cloud environments. On the other hand, different data is processed in different ways. Read more.