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Make Data Work
Sept 29–Oct 1, 2015 • New York, NY
Nick Curcuru

Nick Curcuru
Vice President, Enterprise Information Management, Mastercard

Nick Curcuru is vice president of enterprise information management at Mastercard, where he’s responsible for leading a team that works with organizations to generate revenue through smart data, architect next-generation technology platforms, and protect data assets from cyberattacks by leveraging Mastercard’s information technology and information security resources and creating peer-to-peer collaboration with their clients. Nick brings over 20 years of global experience successfully delivering large-scale advanced analytics initiatives for such companies as the Walt Disney Company, Capital One, Home Depot, Burlington Northern Railroad, Merrill Lynch, Nordea Bank, and GE. He frequently speaks on big data trends and data security strategy at conferences and symposiums, has published several articles on security, revenue management, and data security, and has contributed to several books on the topic of data and analytics.


5:25pm–6:05pm Wednesday, 09/30/2015
Law, Ethics, & Open Data
Location: 3D 04/09 Level: Non-technical
Steven Totman (Cloudera), Sam Heywood (Cloudera), Nick Curcuru (Mastercard)
Average rating: ***..
(3.83, 6 ratings)
Technology offers amazing big data use cases, but according to Gartner it's important to avoid "crossing the creepy line." Governance and security experts from Cloudera and MasterCard discuss the legal and ethical usage of big data. Ethical behavior drives trust - they are inseparably linked. For customers to trust and continue to do business with us requires an ethical data usage framework. Read more.
1:15pm–1:55pm Thursday, 10/01/2015
Security & Governance
Location: 3D 04/09 Level: Intermediate
Sam Heywood (Cloudera), Nick Curcuru (Mastercard), Ritu Kama (Intel)
Average rating: ****.
(4.29, 7 ratings)
Hadoop is widely used thanks to its ability to handle volume, velocity, and variety of data. However, this flexibility and scale presents challenges for securing and governing this data. To avoid your company making the front pages over a data breach, experts from MasterCard, Intel, and Cloudera share the Hadoop Security Maturity Model phase 0-4 and steps to get your cluster ready for a PCI audit. Read more.