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

Sam Heywood
., Cloudera

Sam Heywood is responsible for driving Cloudera’s portfolio of security technologies. He is a seasoned product and marketing executive with leadership experience at several notable technology startups and is well versed in systems management, online CRM platforms, consumer eCommerce, and security technologies. Prior to Cloudera, Sam was VP products and marketing for Gazzang, leading global product innovation and delivery, corporate marketing, and demand generation programs. Sam was senior director of products at uShip, driving the company’s expansion into multiple product lines spanning the consumer retail and commercial freight markets. Sam also held product and marketing management roles at Convio, leading development of a new business line based upon, and product development roles at Tivoli. Sam holds an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, where he received a B.S. in computer sciences.


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.