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Sept 29–Oct 1, 2015 • New York, NY

Strata + Hadoop World in New York 2015 Keynote Speakers

Farrah Bostic

Farrah Bostic
Founder, The Difference Engine

Farrah Bostic is the founder of the Difference Engine, which she created based on her belief that deep understanding of customer needs is essential to growing businesses through great products and services. Farrah has honed her customer-centric insights as an... Read More.

9:30am Thursday, 10/01/2015
Farrah Bostic, Founder, The Difference Engine Full Details
David Boyle

David Boyle
Director, Audience Strategies

David Boyle is passionate about helping businesses to build analytics-driven decision making to help them make quicker, smarter, and bolder decisions. Previously, he built global analytics and insight capabilities for a number of leading global entertainment businesses covering television (the... Read More.

9:50am Wednesday, 09/30/2015
Are creative businesses the last battleground for data-driven decision making? Drawing lessons from successes and failures in the music industry, book publishing, and TV, David Boyle will argue for a negotiated settlement in the war between data and creative, and show how long-term and mutually beneficial peace can work. Full Details
Maciej  Ceglowski

Maciej Ceglowski
Founder, Pinboard.in

Maciej Ceglowski is the founder and sole employee of Pinboard, a personal web archive and bookmarking site with an emphasis on user privacy. He’s been an outspoken advocate of small pay-for-service websites as an alternative to the hype and impermanance... Read More.

10:00am Thursday, 10/01/2015
Big data is a bit like nuclear energy: while full of promise, it generates residue that is difficult to dispose of, poses risks for those who store it, and leaves the industry one major incident away from scaring the public off the technology entirely. Full Details
Alistair Croll

Alistair Croll
Founder, Solve For Interesting

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... Read More.

10:40am Thursday, 10/01/2015
Program Chairs Roger Magoulas, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll, close out the Strata + Hadoop World keynotes. Full Details
8:45am Thursday, 10/01/2015
Strata + Hadoop World Program Chairs Roger Magoulas, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the second day of keynotes. Full Details
8:45am Wednesday, 09/30/2015
Program Chairs Roger Magoulas, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the first day of keynotes. Full Details
Doug Cutting

Doug Cutting
Chief Architect, Cloudera

Doug Cutting is the chief architect at Cloudera and the founder of numerous successful open source projects, including Lucene, Nutch, Avro, and Hadoop. Doug joined Cloudera from Yahoo, where he was a key member of the team that built and... Read More.

10:40am Thursday, 10/01/2015
Program Chairs Roger Magoulas, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll, close out the Strata + Hadoop World keynotes. Full Details
8:45am Thursday, 10/01/2015
Strata + Hadoop World Program Chairs Roger Magoulas, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the second day of keynotes. Full Details
8:45am Wednesday, 09/30/2015
Program Chairs Roger Magoulas, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the first day of keynotes. Full Details

Michael Draugelis
Chief Data Scientist, Penn Medicine

9:25am Wednesday, 09/30/2015
Even in this era of intense medical breakthroughs, many illnesses still evade accurate and timely diagnosis. Clinicians' must often rely on static diagnostic guidelines, that result in late care and too many false alarms. Half of all heart failure patients can go undiagnosed. Full Details
Daniel Goroff

Daniel Goroff
Vice President and Program Director, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Daniel L. Goroff is vice president and program director at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, a grant-making philanthropy that supports breakthroughs in science, technology, and economics. He is professor emeritus of mathematics and economics at Claremont’s Harvey Mudd College, where... Read More.

9:00am Thursday, 10/01/2015
It is easy to make "false discoveries" when analyzing big data. It is harder to draw causal conclusions that are reliable and reproducible, especially when private or proprietary information is involved. Recent mathematical ideas, like differential privacy, offer new ways of reaching robust conclusions while provably protecting personal information. Full Details
Tim Howes

Tim Howes
Chief Technology Officer (CTO), ClearStory Data

Dr. Timothy Howes, co-inventor of LDAP and holder of numerous patents, leads innovation on ClearStory’s Spark-based data analysis platform. A respected entrepreneur and computer scientist, he was a co-founder of Loudcloud/Opsware and Rockmelt, and previously served as VP of... Read More.

9:30am Wednesday, 09/30/2015
This keynote unveils why rapid modernization of BI is taking place, the business use cases driving it, and what’s essential in next-generation solutions. Full Details
Joy Johnson

Joy Johnson
VP, Mobile, AudioCommon

Joy Johnson leads mobile at music technology startup AudioCommon, a team of MIT musicians and PhD hackers revolutionizing the way music is created, organized, and shared in today’s interconnected world. Through AudioCommon’s cloud-based collaboration platform, musicians and the greater... Read More.

9:40am Wednesday, 09/30/2015
Joy Johnson, VP, Mobile, AudioCommon Full Details
Jeff Jonas

Jeff Jonas
IBM Fellow and Chief Scientist of Context Computing, IBM

Jeff Jonas is an IBM Fellow and chief scientist of Context Computing. His work in context-aware computing was originally developed at Systems Research & Development (SRD), founded by Jonas in 1985, and acquired by IBM in January,... Read More.

10:30am Wednesday, 09/30/2015
Jeff Jonas, IBM Fellow; Chief Scientist, Context Computing Full Details
Ron Kasabian

Ron Kasabian
GM Big Data Solutions, Intel

Ronald E. Kasabian is vice president in the Data Center Group and general manager of big data solutions at Intel Corporation. He has overall responsibility for Intel’s strategy and plans in the big data arena, spanning hardware platforms, software solutions,... Read More.

9:25am Wednesday, 09/30/2015
Even in this era of intense medical breakthroughs, many illnesses still evade accurate and timely diagnosis. Clinicians' must often rely on static diagnostic guidelines, that result in late care and too many false alarms. Half of all heart failure patients can go undiagnosed. Full Details
Paul Kent

Paul Kent
VP, Platform R&D, SAS

Paul Kent is vice president of big data initiatives at SAS, where he divides his time between customers, partners, and the research and development teams discussing, evangelizing, and developing software at the confluence of big data and high-performance computing.... Read More.

9:25am Thursday, 10/01/2015
Imagine the possibilities of having all of your data in one place – at a reasonable cost – with the computing potential to learn from relationships between data in all domains. Advanced analytics and Hadoop are changing the way organizations approach big data. Hear tips from the future and learn about key patterns emerging from a wide cross section of Hadoop journeys. Full Details
Maria Konnikova

Maria Konnikova
Science and Psychology Blogger | Author, The New Yorker | Mastermind

Maria Konnikova writes about human behavior, science, and psychology, most notably for her weekly blog at The New Yorker. In her bestseller, Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes, she offers tips and advice for improving cognitive ability. And in... Read More.

10:20am Thursday, 10/01/2015
What do you do when you find a momentary break in your otherwise endless barrage of tasks? In this talk, Maria argues for the vital importance of recapturing the seeming nothingness of boredom, of harnessing the pauses of life for their creative potential. It is in boredom that the truly deep questions and discoveries lie. Full Details
Ben Lorica

Ben Lorica
Chief Data Scientist, O'Reilly

Ben Lorica is the chief data scientist at O’Reilly. Ben 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.... Read More.

10:25am Wednesday, 09/30/2015
Ben Lorica, Program Director, O'Reilly Media. Full Details
Roger Magoulas

Roger Magoulas
Vice President, O'Reilly Radar, O'Reilly Media

Roger Magoulas is the vice president of O’Reilly Radar. Previously, Roger was the research director at O’Reilly, where he and his team built the company’s analysis infrastructure and provided analytic services and insights on technology-adoption trends to business decision makers... Read More.

10:40am Thursday, 10/01/2015
Program Chairs Roger Magoulas, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll, close out the Strata + Hadoop World keynotes. Full Details
8:45am Thursday, 10/01/2015
Strata + Hadoop World Program Chairs Roger Magoulas, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the second day of keynotes. Full Details
8:45am Wednesday, 09/30/2015
Program Chairs Roger Magoulas, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the first day of keynotes. Full Details
Jim McHugh

Jim McHugh
VP, Marketing, Cisco

Jim McHugh has over 20 years of experience as a marketing executive and leadership positions with startup, mid-sized, and high profile companies, including Sun Microsystems and Apple, prior to joining Cisco Systems. Jim is the vice president of product and... Read More.

9:35am Wednesday, 09/30/2015
IoE, IoT, and big data – three topics you hear and read about often in our various industries. Let’s quickly look at these market and technology dynamics, and see how they are each in their own way ’democratizing’ data access and analysis, resulting in new businesses, technologies, and improved community solutions throughout the world. Full Details
Katherine Milkman

Katherine Milkman
Tenured Associate Professor, Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

Katherine Milkman is a tenured associate professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and the winner of numerous research and teaching awards. Her research relies heavily on big data to document various ways in which individuals systematically... Read More.

10:10am Wednesday, 09/30/2015
Katherine will discuss recent behavioral science research suggesting how a number of simple, inexpensive tools can be used to encourage improved decisions. Full Details
Jack Norris

Jack Norris
Senior Vice President, Data and Applications, MapR Technologies

Jack Norris is the senior vice president of data and applications at MapR Technologies, where he works with leading customers and partners worldwide to drive the understanding and adoption of new applications enabled by data and analytics. With over 25... Read More.

9:10am Thursday, 10/01/2015
The big data dividend refers to the ongoing, significant profits that are derived by running data-driven applications. This session will include examples of applications by leading companies, and provide insights into how developers and organizations can realize big data dividends from a new class of scalable applications with continuous analytics. Full Details
Mike Olson

Mike Olson
CSO and Chairman, Cloudera

Mike Olson cofounded Cloudera in 2008 and served as its CEO until 2013, when he took on his current role of chief strategy officer. As CSO, Mike is responsible for Cloudera’s product strategy, open source leadership, engineering alignment,... Read More.

8:50am Wednesday, 09/30/2015
Mike Olson, CSO and Chairman, Cloudera Full Details
DJ Patil

DJ Patil
US Chief Data Scientist, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

DJ Patil is the chief data scientist and deputy chief technology officer for data policy at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where he advises on policies and practices to maintain US leadership in technology and innovation,... Read More.

10:00am Wednesday, 09/30/2015
DJ Patil, U.S. Chief Data Scientist at White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Full Details
Jake Porway

Jake Porway
Founder and Executive Director, DataKind

Jake Porway is the founder and executive director of DataKind, a nonprofit that harnesses the power of data science in the service of humanity. He is an alum of the New York Times R&D Lab and has worked at Google... Read More.

9:50am Thursday, 10/01/2015
Jake Porway, founder and executive director of DataKind, unveils five keys for successful data science for good projects, based on the organization's three years of work rallying thousands of volunteers worldwide to give back. Full Details
Joseph Sirosh

Joseph Sirosh
CVP, Information Management and Machine Learning group, Microsoft

Joseph Sirosh is the corporate vice president of the Cloud AI Platform at Microsoft, where he leads the company’s enterprise AI strategy and products such as Azure Machine Learning, Azure Cognitive Services, Azure Search, and Bot Framework. Previously, he was... Read More.

9:15am Wednesday, 09/30/2015
Join Microsoft’s Joseph Sirosh for a behind-the-scenes sneak peek into the creation of the viral phenomenon How-Old.net. He'll cover how it got to 50 million users in 7 days, the unexpected big data challenges that came with it, and the surprising learnings they had about people and systems. Full Details
AnnMarie Thomas

AnnMarie Thomas
Associate Professor , School of Engineering and Schulze School of Entrepreneurship, University of St. Thomas

AnnMarie Thomas is an engineering and entrepreneurship professor at the University of St. Thomas, where she directs the Center for Engineering Education and the Playful Learning Lab. She was the founding executive director of the Maker Education nonprofit, and is... Read More.

9:05am Wednesday, 09/30/2015
Unusual collaborations can often lead to new ways of taking, and analyzing data. This talk looks at lessons learned from working with chefs, circus performers, and preschoolers. Full Details

Shivakumar Vaithyanathan
IBM Fellow and Director, Watson Content Services, IBM

Shivakumar Vaithyanathan is an IBM fellow and director, Watson Content Services. Prior to his current position he managed the Machine Learning Systems group at IBM Research, and prior to that he started and built the Search & Analytics... Read More.

9:45am Thursday, 10/01/2015
IBM fellow and director, Watson Content Services, IBM Full Details
Ben Werther

Ben Werther
Founder and Executive Chairman, Platfora

Ben Werther is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Platfora. Ben launched Platfora, and was the founding CEO for four years, with the goal of transforming how ‘citizen data scientists’ in every company make sense and drive action through... Read More.

9:20am Thursday, 10/01/2015
The traditional BI and analytics tools of the last decade have made it difficult for users to work directly with their data. With the latest innovations in big data discovery platforms, a new role has emerged: the citizen data scientist. In this keynote, Ben will share Platfora’s research behind the importance of this emerging role so that companies can become truly data-driven. Full Details
Doug Wolfe

Doug Wolfe
CIO, CIA

Doug Wolfe was selected to serve as CIO of the CIA in 2013. In his role, he oversees the agency information technology vision and strategic direction, and is an advisor to the intelligence community CIO. Prior, he... Read More.

8:50am Thursday, 10/01/2015
In his ten-minute keynote, CIA Chief Information Officer Douglas Wolfe discusses how data science is a true team sport, and how the rapid evolution of this field continually improves the impact of the CIA mission. Full Details