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About Strata Jumpstart 2011

Strata Jumpstart is a crash course in how to manage the data deluge that's transforming traditional business practices across the board—in finance, marketing, sales, legal, privacy/security, operations, and HR. It's an intense, day-long deep dive for managers, strategists, and entrepreneurs who are putting the promise of big data into practice.

Why Attend

A traditional business education lacks schooling in Big Data, ubiquitous computing, and new interfaces. These tools and technologies are the secret weapon of an elite cadre of companies, each of whom is disrupting their industries. Strata Summit is the place to go to reveal these secrets and level the playing field.

Who Should Attend Strata Jumpstart

Business leaders, fast-tracked executives, and managers who want to learn how to put data to work in finance, HR, accounting, planning, compliance, competitive analysis, sales—all the disciplines of modern business.

Program Committee

Edd Dumbill Edd Dumbill
is program chair for Strata and the O'Reilly Open Source Convention. A technologist and writer, he also leads the design and implementation of conference software at O'Reilly. Edd was the editor of for many years, and program chair for the XML Europe and XTech conferences.

Alistair Croll Alistair Croll
is the Founder of Bitcurrent, a research firm focused on cloud computing. He is also a principal at startup accelerator Rednod and incubator Year One Labs; an advisor to various technology venture firms; an executive at CloudOps; the founder of the Bitnorth conference; the founder of the Human 2.0 blog on emerging technologies; and a board member of Visible Government.

Prior to Bitcurrent, Alistair co-founded web performance management firm Coradiant, as well as Networkshop, the analyst firm from which Coradiant was created. He has also worked as a product manager for 3Com Corporation, Primary Access, and Eicon Technology.

Alistair is a frequent contributor to a range of technology publications. He has taught at industry conferences such as Web 2.0 Expo, IGT, Interop, Structure, Enterprise 2.0, Velocity, Mesh, and eMetrics. He is also a contributor to Web OperationsI (2010, O'Reilly), the co-author of Complete Web Monitoring (2009, O'Reilly) and co-author of Managing Bandwidth: Deploying QOS in Enterprise Networks (1999, Prentice-Hall).

Committee Members

  • Nancy Abila, O'Reilly
  • Joe Adler, LinkedIn
  • Dave Beckett, Digg
  • Rob Bodkin, Think Big Analytics
  • Carla Borsoi, AOL
  • Amber Case, Case Organic
  • Brian Dolan, Discovix
  • Mike Driscoll, Dataspora
  • Kellan Elliott-McCrea, Etsy
  • David Fallside, IBM
  • Jonathan Gray, Facebook
  • Nick Grossman, OpenPlans
  • Jeff Hammerbacher, Cloudera
  • Tom Hughes-Croucher, Yahoo!
  • Paul Kedrosky, Kauffman Foundation
  • Florian Leibert, Twitter
  • Maribel Lopez, Lopez Research
  • Mike Loukides, O'Reilly
  • Roger Magoulas, O'Reilly
  • Hilary Mason,
  • Abhishek Mehta, Bank of America
  • Sarah Novotny, Blue Gecko
  • DJ Patil, LinkedIn
  • Eric Rodenbeck, Stamen
  • Toby Segaran, Google
  • Rebecca Shapley, Google
  • Pete Skomoroch, LinkedIn
  • Julie Steele, O'Reilly
  • Bradford Stephens, Drawn to Scale
  • Andrew Vande Moere, Infosthetics
  • Simon Wardley, LEF (Leading Edge Forum)
  • Matt Webb, BERG
  • Chris Wensel, Concurrent

Sponsorship Opportunities

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Press & Media

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