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Make Data Work
March 13–14, 2017: Training
March 14–16, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA
John Akred

John Akred
CTO, Silicon Valley Data Science

Website | @BigDataAnalysis

With over 15 years in advanced analytical applications and architecture, John Akred is dedicated to helping organizations become more data driven. As CTO of Silicon Valley Data Science, John combines deep expertise in analytics and data science with business acumen and dynamic engineering leadership.


9:00am12:30pm Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Spark & beyond
Location: 210 D/H Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Architecture
John Akred (Silicon Valley Data Science), Stephen O'Sullivan (Data Whisperers)
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What are the essential components of a data platform? John Akred and Stephen O'Sullivan explain how the various parts of the Hadoop, Spark, and big data ecosystems fit together in production to create a data platform supporting batch, interactive, and real-time analytical workloads. Read more.
11:50am12:30pm Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Location: Table A
John Akred (Silicon Valley Data Science), Stephen O'Sullivan (Data Whisperers)
Want advice on building a data platform, tool selection, or integration with legacy systems? Talk to John and Stephen. Read more.
11:00am11:40am Thursday, March 16, 2017
Ask Me Anything
Location: 212 A-B
John Akred (Silicon Valley Data Science), Scott Kurth (Silicon Valley Data Science), Julie Steele (Manifold), Stephen O'Sullivan (Data Whisperers)
John Akred, Julie Steele, Stephen O'Sullivan, and Scott Kurth field a wide range of detailed questions about developing a modern data strategy, architecting a data platform, and best practices for and the evolving role of the CDO. Even if you don’t have a specific question, join in to hear what others are asking. Read more.