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December 1–3, 2015 • Singapore

Strata + Hadoop World in Singapore 2015 Keynote Speakers

马子雅 (Ziya Ma)

马子雅 (Ziya Ma)
Vice President, Big Data Technologies, Intel

Ziya Ma is vice president in Intel architecture, graphics, and software as well as director of data analytics technologies in system software products at Intel. She’s responsible for optimizing big data solutions on the Intel architecture platform, leading open source... Read More.

9:35am Thursday, 12/03/2015
The high volume, velocity, variety and veracity of big data have been pushing for more comprehensive solutions and services to enable decision-making and insight discovery across business market segments. Ziya Ma, General Manager of Big Data Software Technologies in Intel's Software and Services Group, will discuss Intel’s software enabling role for making this possible and easier. Full Details
Vivian Balakrishnan

Vivian Balakrishnan
Foreign Minister, Government of Singapore

Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, 54, studied Medicine at the National University of Singapore after being awarded the President’s Scholarship in 1980. He was elected President of the NUS Students’ Union from 1981 to 1983 and Chairman from 1984 to 1985.

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9:00am Thursday, 12/03/2015
Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan is the Singapore Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Minister-in-charge of the Smart Nation Programme Office. Full Details
Amit Bansal

Amit Bansal
Managing Director – Analytics Delivery Asia Pacific, Accenture Digital

Amit is Managing Director at Accenture Digital, with responsibility for Analytics Delivery across Asia Pacific, including ASEAN, Australia/New Zealand, Japan and Greater China. Amit’s core focus is on cognitive computing, big data and analytics, and customer experience. He brings... Read More.

10:05am Wednesday, 12/02/2015
Learn how the intersection of people, data and intelligent machines will have far-reaching impact on the productivity, efficiency and operations of industries around the world as organizations transform to become data-driven, insight-powered enterprises. Full Details
Farrah Bostic

Farrah Bostic
Founder, The Difference Engine

Farrah Bostic created the Difference Engine 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 advisor to some of the world’s... Read More.

10:05am Thursday, 12/03/2015
This talk will highlight the top 5 mistakes we make in collecting and analyzing qualitative data, how to do it better, and how it can inspire your next big thing. 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.

8:45am Thursday, 12/03/2015
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, 12/02/2015
Strata + Hadoop World 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.

8:50am Thursday, 12/03/2015
The data century is upon us and Apache Hadoop has emerged as the platform for managing your big data opportunity. The path to success is not without its perils, however, and without a thoughtful approach progress can be hindered by the impact of change, trust and security. Full Details
8:45am Thursday, 12/03/2015
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, 12/02/2015
Strata + Hadoop World Program Chairs Roger Magoulas, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the first day of keynotes. Full Details
Jana Eggers

Jana Eggers
CEO, Nara Logics

Jana Eggers is CEO of Nara Logics, a neuroscience-inspired artificial intelligence company providing a platform for recommendations and decision support. A math and computer nerd who took the business path, Jana has had a career that’s taken her from... Read More.

10:10am Wednesday, 12/02/2015
Within the next decade, 16 percent of current US jobs will be done by artificial intelligences. It’s time to start thinking about how we onboard these employees. While we’ll look at what it takes to get started with machine learning projects, our focus will be on the top 5 things you need to consider when your next employee is an AI. Full Details
Tara Hirebet

Tara Hirebet
Regional New Business Director, R/GA

Tara Hirebet is the Regional New Business Director for R/GA overlooking New Business Consulting, Intelligence and Innovation, working across the R/GA Singapore, Shanghai and Sydney offices covering the Asia Pacific Region. Before that she was Head of Asia Pacific for... Read More.

9:35am Wednesday, 12/02/2015
When data is hidden and crunched, and used purely for organization and optimization, we may be losing out on a crucial value it can offer – that of empowerment, engagement and impactful behavioral change. Full Details
Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee
VP of Data and Growth, GrabTaxi

Kevin is VP of Data and Growth at GrabTaxi, where among other things he leads IT, recruiting and the financial services business unit, but is by far the most passionate about leading data science, working on the largest private data... Read More.

9:10am Wednesday, 12/02/2015
Why do taxi drivers not want to pick me up when I most need a taxi? Join GrabTaxi's Kevin Lee to learn how GrabTaxi uses machine learning to answer this age old question and build models for predicting taxi availability in order to improve matching on the platform. Full Details
Sanqi Li

Sanqi Li
CTO of Products and Solutions, Huawei

Sanqi Li is the CTO of products and solutions at Huawei. Previously, Sanqi served as CTO at Tekelec, CTO of Carrier Network Business Group’s IT product line and Core Network product line, president of Data Center &... Read More.

9:25am Thursday, 12/03/2015
With the recent advances of big data and machine learning technologies, there has never been a better time for developing telecom data products. However there are various challenges associated with researching and developing telecom data products at scale. 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.

8:45am Thursday, 12/03/2015
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, 12/02/2015
Strata + Hadoop World Program Chairs Roger Magoulas, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the first day of keynotes. Full Details
Rishi Malhotra

Rishi Malhotra
Co-Founder and CEO, Saavn

Rishi Malhotra is co-founder and CEO of Saavn, India’s leading music streaming service. As CEO, Rishi has led the company through significant and rapid user growth, while helping to secure partnerships with companies like Twitter, Facebook, Google, Shazam,... Read More.

9:55am Wednesday, 12/02/2015
In this session, we’ll take a look at how music streaming delivers real time data that enables us to proxy a billion behaviors and apply the signals to other industries. Rishi was also a participant in the O’Reilly Study “Music Science”, published in 2015 by Alistair Croll. 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.

8:55am Wednesday, 12/02/2015
Hadoop has come a long way from monolithic storage and batch processing; today the ecosystem is diverse and flexible and is emerging as the foundation of next-generation analytic applications. Join Mike Olson, Cloudera's Chief Strategy Officer, as he discusses new innovations across the ecosystem and gives a vision for Hadoop as an architectural must have for analytics transformation. Full Details

Deepak Ramanathan
Chief Technology Office, SAS Asia Pacific

Deepak in his role as Chief Technology Officer, has been advising customers across the region on their
analytical strategies. Now in his 11th year at SAS, Deepak works with customers across industries in
identifying business issues which... Read More.

9:50am Wednesday, 12/02/2015
Join this keynote presentation to get tips from the future and hear about key patterns emerging from a wide cross section of corporate and institutional Hadoop journeys. Perhaps they’ll inspire yours. Full Details
Rod Smith

Rod Smith
IBM fellow, Vice President, IBM Emerging Internet Technologies

Rod Smith is an IBM fellow & Vice President of the IBM Emerging Internet Technologies organization, where he leads a team of highly technical innovators in seeking out disruptive technologies that aid businesses in future waves of business... Read More.

9:25am Wednesday, 12/02/2015
Big data and analytics continue to be a disruptive business force. Are we entering another phase – real-time digital business transformation, where businesses are realizing that the time to adjust to market and customer opportunities and threats is shrinking quickly? Full Details
Ivan Teh

Ivan Teh
Managing Director, Fusionex

Ivan Teh is the managing director of Fusionex, an award-winning company specializing in business intelligence, big data and analytics. Ivan has over 17 years of experience in the ICT industry. Previously, Ivan managed teams at HP, Intel, and Accenture.... Read More.

9:15am Thursday, 12/03/2015
If you could simulate the results of your business decisions, wouldn't that change the way you manage your business? The availability of big data solutions today introduces new management principles, opportunities as well as challenges. Full Details
Melanie Warrick

Melanie Warrick
Senior Developer Advocate, Google

Melanie Warrick is a senior developer advocate at Google with a passion for machine learning problems at scale. Melanie’s previous experience includes work as a founding engineer on Deeplearning4j and as a data scientist and engineer at Change.org.

9:40am Thursday, 12/03/2015
Deep Learning is taking hold as a popular machine learning modeling technique because of its real world applications especially with regards to image, signal and language datasets (e.g. medical diagnosis, self-driving cars, real-time language translation). This talk provides an overview of what deep learning is especially around recent applications. Full Details
Reynold Xin

Reynold Xin
Cofounder, Databricks

Reynold Xin is a cofounder and chief architect at Databricks as well as an Apache Spark PMC member and release manager for Spark’s 2.0 release. Prior to Databricks, Reynold was pursuing a PhD at the UC Berkeley AMPLab, where... Read More.

9:55am Thursday, 12/03/2015
In this talk, Reynold will look back and review Spark’s growth in adoption, use cases, and development. He will then look forward and discuss both technical initiatives and the evolution of the Spark community for 2016. Full Details