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Make Data Work
5–7 May, 2015 • London, UK

Lowering the entry point to getting going with Hadoop and obtaining business value

Mark Torr (SAS)
11:45–12:25 Wednesday, 6/05/2015
Location: Windsor Suite
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 5 ratings)
Slides:   1-PPTX 

Today there is a perfect storm. Organizations are interested in the promises of Hadoop, but are struggling with the exploding ecosystem and a shortage of skills to navigate and benefit from it. The end result is that many organizations are limiting their ambitions when it comes to exploiting Hadoop. Just like you, SAS is convinced that Hadoop is the basis for the next generation of BI and analytics. This presentation shares how SAS can help spread the use of Hadoop to less technical audiences, showcasing some of the end-user technologies already implemented at SAS customers that can help across the spectrum of data ingestion and management, visualization, and analytics.

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Mark Torr


As senior director of the Analytical Platform Centre of Excellence, Mark Torr leads a distributed team of domain experts in the fields of data management, analytics, reporting, and enterprise architecture.

Mark supports customers in multiple industries, frequently meeting with C-level, enterprise architects, and SAS users at customer sites, with a special emphasis over the past four years on the effects and opportunities of big data. He speaks on a wide variety of topics at SAS and external conferences, and hosts keynote technology sessions at regional and global user forums to unveil SAS’s latest innovations.

Mark is a TOGAF-certified enterprise architect with nearly 20 years IT experience. He graduated with first class honors from Hull University, England with a degree in special software engineering. Mark is an avid half-marathon runner and an aspiring long distance mountain biker.