Presented By O'Reilly and Cloudera
Make Data Work
March 13–14, 2017: Training
March 14–16, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA
Mike Olson

Mike Olson
CSO and Chairman, Cloudera

Website | @mikeolson

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, and direct engagement with customers. Previously, Mike was CEO of Sleepycat Software, makers of Berkeley DB, the open source embedded database engine, and he spent two years at Oracle Corporation as vice president for embedded technologies after Oracle’s acquisition of Sleepycat. Prior to joining Sleepycat, Mike held technical and business positions at database vendors Britton Lee, Illustra Information Technologies, and Informix Software. Mike holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Sessions

8:55am9:10am Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Location: Grand Ballroom
Mike Olson (Cloudera)
Average rating: ****.
(4.24, 34 ratings)
Data is powering a machine-learning renaissance. Understanding our data helps save lives, secure our personal and business information, and engage our customers with better relevance. However, as Mike Olson explains, without big data and a platform to manage big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence just don’t work. Read more.
11:50am12:30pm Thursday, March 16, 2017
Law, ethics, governance
Location: LL21 B Level: Non-technical
Secondary topics:  Data for good
Craig Hibbeler (MasterCard Advisors), David Goodman (Nethope), Mike Olson (Cloudera), Laura Eisenhardt (iKnow Solutions), Steven Totman (Cloudera)
In a panel moderated by Steve Totman, Mike Olson, Laura Eisenhardt, Craig Hibbeler, and David Goodman discuss real-world projects using big data as a force for good to address problems ranging from Zika to child trafficking. If you’re interested in how big data can benefit humankind, join in to learn how to get involved. Read more.