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March 28–29, 2016: Training
March 29–31, 2016: Conference
San Jose, CA

Strata + Hadoop World 2016 Keynote Speakers

Bruce Andrews

Bruce Andrews
Deputy Secretary of Commerce, US Department of Commerce

Bruce Andrews was confirmed as the deputy secretary of commerce on July 24, 2014, after being named acting deputy secretary of commerce by President Obama and Secretary Penny Pritzker on June 9, 2014. Previously, Bruce served as chief of staff... Read More.

9:40am Wednesday, 03/30/2016
US Department of Commerce Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews explores using commerce data to fuel innovation. Full Details
Ian Andrews

Ian Andrews
VP Products, Pivotal

Ian Andrews is VP of products at Pivotal, where he is responsible for product strategy and marketing for Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Spring, and Big Data Suite. Prior to Pivotal, Ian was involved with market-defining startups such as Netscape, Opsware, and... Read More.

9:35am Wednesday, 03/30/2016
Pivotal’s Ian Andrews explores why delivering information in context is the key to competitive differentiation in the digital economy. Full Details
Adam Cheyer

Adam Cheyer
Vice President, R&D, Samsung

Adam Cheyer is a vice president of R&D at Samsung. Previously, he was cofounder and vice president of engineering at artificial intelligence company Viv (acquired by Samsung in 2016); was cofounder and vice president of engineering at Siri (acquired by... Read More.

9:25am Thursday, 03/31/2016
As a technical founder at Siri, Sentient, and Viv Labs, Adam Cheyer has helped design and develop a number of intelligent systems solving real-world problems for hundreds of millions of users. Drawing on specific examples, Adam reveals some of the techniques he uses to maximize the impact of the AI technologies he employs. 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, 03/31/2016
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, 03/30/2016
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.

8:55am Wednesday, 03/30/2016
2016 marks the 10th anniversary of Apache Hadoop. This birthday provides us an opportunity to celebrate, as well as the chance to reflect on how we got here and where we are going. Full Details
8:45am Thursday, 03/31/2016
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, 03/30/2016
Strata + Hadoop World program chairs Roger Magoulas, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the first day of keynotes. Full Details
Alyosha Efros

Alyosha Efros
Associate Professor, UC Berkeley

Alexei (Alyosha) Efros is an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at UC Berkeley. Previously, Alyosha spent nine years on the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University and has also been affiliated with École Normale Supérieure/Inria and the University... Read More.

10:10am Wednesday, 03/30/2016
Alyosha Efros discusses using computer vision to understand big visual data. 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.

9:55am Wednesday, 03/30/2016
We hear about AI almost every day now. Opinions seem split between impending doom side and "superintelligence will save the human race." Jana Eggers offers the real deal on AI, explaining what's hype and what isn't and what we can do about it. Full Details
Michael Franklin

Michael Franklin
Director, AMPLab/UC Berkeley

Michael Franklin is the Thomas M. Siebel Professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley and the director of the AMPLab. The AMPLab, which received an NSF CISE Expeditions in Computing award announced as part of the White House... Read More.

9:45am Thursday, 03/31/2016
Michael Franklin offers an overview of the Berkeley Data Analytics Stack, outlines the current directions it's taking, and settles once and for all how BDAS should be pronounced. Full Details
Eric Frenkiel

Eric Frenkiel
CEO, MemSQL

Eric Frenkiel is the cofounder and CEO of MemSQL, an in-memory distributed database that combines real-time and historical big data analytics. MemSQL is a Y Combinator company that has raised more than $45M in venture capital. Prior to MemSQL,... Read More.

9:10am Wednesday, 03/30/2016
The next evolution in the on-demand economy is in predictive analytics fueled by live streams of data—in effect knowing what customers want before they do. Eric Frenkiel explains how a real-time trinity of technologies—Kafka, Spark, and MemSQL—is enabling Uber and others to power their own revolutions with predictive apps and analytics. Full Details
Julia Galef

Julia Galef
President and Cofounder, Center for Applied Rationality

Julia Galef cofounded the Center for Applied Rationality (CFAR), a nonprofit devoted to developing cognitive, science-based strategies for reasoning and decision making. In addition to research, CFAR runs workshops for companies and talented individuals who want to use... Read More.

9:00am Thursday, 03/31/2016
Julia Galef explores why Bayesian thinking is so different from what we do by default and outlines the most important principles of thinking like a Bayesian. Full Details
Adam  Kocoloski

Adam Kocoloski
CTO, Cloud Data Services, IBM

Adam is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and CTO of the Cloud Data Services group. He joined IBM in 2014 via the acquisition of Cloudant, where he built a highly available, scalable database and drove the development of... Read More.

9:55am Thursday, 03/31/2016
As the volume and variety of data continue to grow, organizations have the opportunity to transform their industries and professions, but companies are grappling with how to deliver innovation. Adam Kocoloski shares his experience around this market shift and challenges attendees to join his mission of contributing to the community and investing in the power of open source and the cloud. 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, 03/31/2016
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, 03/30/2016
Strata + Hadoop World program chairs Roger Magoulas, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the first day of keynotes. Full Details
kai miller

kai miller
neurosurgery resident, Stanford University

i’m a neurosurgery resident at stanford. i have doctorates in physics, medicine, and neuroscience. surgically i am focused on epilepsy, brain tumors, and deep brain stimulation. my research focuses on neural engineering, human electrophysiology, and imaging in neurosurgery. i’m enthusiastic... Read More.

9:15am Thursday, 03/31/2016
Joseph Sirosh offers a fascinating look into how brains connected with sensors to the cloud and machine learning could revolutionize a field of medicine. 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.

9:25am Wednesday, 03/30/2016
Big data is not limited to reporting and analysis; increasingly, companies are differentiating themselves by acting on data in real time. But what does "real time" really mean? Jack Norris discusses the challenges of coordinating data flows, analysis, and integration at scale to truly impact business as it happens. Full Details
Paula Poundstone

Paula Poundstone
Author, Comedian, Commentator, Star of NPR's #1 radio show, "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me"

Thirty-two years ago, Paula Poundstone climbed on a Greyhound bus and traveled across the country—stopping in at open mic nights at comedy clubs as she went. Today, she is one of our country’s foremost humorists. You can hear her through... Read More.

10:00am Thursday, 03/31/2016
Paula Poundstone isn’t just any comedian. After years of justly criticizing and questioning the purpose of the many studies used for questions on NPR’s #1 show, Wait Wait. . .Don’t Tell Me, on which she's a popular panelist, she’s here to explore what we can learn about asking the right questions from a unique critique of published behavioral research. Full Details
Megan Price

Megan Price
Executive Director, Human Rights Data Analysis Group

As the executive director at the Human Rights Data Analysis Group, Megan Price designs strategies and methods for statistical analysis of human rights data for projects in a variety of locations including Guatemala, Colombia, and Syria. Megan’s work in Guatemala... Read More.

9:15am Wednesday, 03/30/2016
Megan Price demonstrates how machine-learning methods help us determine what we know, and what we don't, about the ongoing conflict in Syria. Megan then explains why these methods can be crucial to better understand patterns of violence, enabling better policy decisions, resource allocation, and ultimately, accountability and justice. Full Details
Tom Reilly

Tom Reilly
CEO, Cloudera

Tom Reilly is the CEO of Cloudera. Tom has had a distinguished 30-year career in the enterprise software market. Previously, Tom was vice president and general manager of enterprise security at HP; CEO of enterprise security company ArcSight,... Read More.

8:50am Thursday, 03/31/2016
The cybersecurity landscape is quickly changing, and Apache Hadoop is becoming the analytics and data management platform of choice for cybersecurity practitioners. Tom Reilly and Alan Ross explain why organizations are turning toward the open source ecosystem to break down traditional cybersecurity analytics and data constraints in order to detect a new breed of sophisticated attacks. Full Details
Bob Rogers

Bob Rogers
Chief Data Scientist for Big Data Solutions, Intel

Bob Rogers is chief data scientist for big data solutions at Intel, where he applies his experience solving problems with big data and analytics to help Intel build world-class customer solutions. Prior to joining Intel, Bob was cofounder and chief... Read More.

9:40am Thursday, 03/31/2016
Bob Rogers, Intel's chief data scientist for big data solutions, demonstrates the power of the question in analytics. Learn how different types of data, from cubes of structured data to live video streams from mobile systems, combine with analytical technology to inform the questions that can be answered. Full Details
Alan Ross

Alan Ross
Senior Principal Engineer, Intel

Alan Ross is a senior principal engineer and chief cloud security architect at Intel. Alan has more than 20 years of information security experience in various capacities, from policy and awareness and security/risk analysis to engineering and architecture. Previously, Alan... Read More.

8:50am Thursday, 03/31/2016
The cybersecurity landscape is quickly changing, and Apache Hadoop is becoming the analytics and data management platform of choice for cybersecurity practitioners. Tom Reilly and Alan Ross explain why organizations are turning toward the open source ecosystem to break down traditional cybersecurity analytics and data constraints in order to detect a new breed of sophisticated attacks. Full Details
Joseph Sirosh

Joseph Sirosh
Chief Technology Officer, Compass

Joseph Sirosh is the chief technology officer at Compass. Previously, he was the corporate vice president of the Cloud AI Platform at Microsoft, where he lead the company’s enterprise AI strategy and products such as Azure Machine Learning, Azure Cognitive... Read More.

9:15am Thursday, 03/31/2016
Joseph Sirosh offers a fascinating look into how brains connected with sensors to the cloud and machine learning could revolutionize a field of medicine. Full Details