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

About Strata + Hadoop World

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Strata + Hadoop World is where cutting-edge science and new business fundamentals intersect—and merge. It's a deep dive into emerging techniques and technologies. You'll dissect case studies, develop new skills through in-depth tutorials, share emerging best practices in data science, and imagine the future.

Strata + Hadoop World was created in 2012, when O'Reilly and Cloudera brought together their two successful big data conferences. During the March 2017 conference in San Jose, the two companies announced a name change for future events to Strata Data Conference.

Program Chairs Doug Cutting (Chief Architect at Cloudera, and founder of Apache Hadoop), Roger Magoulas (Director of Research at O'Reilly), and entrepreneur Alistair Croll, together with Program Development Director Ben Lorica (Chief Data Scientist, O'Reilly) have created a program that covers the entire range of big data tools and technologies. The conference covers current hot topics such as AI and machine learning, and focuses on how to implement data strategies.

The data industry is growing fast, and Strata + Hadoop World has grown right along with it.  We've added new sessions and tracks to reflect challenges that have emerged in the data field—including security, ubiquitous computing, collaboration, reproducibility, new interfaces, emerging architecture, building data teams, machine data—and much more.

Strata + Hadoop World is now the largest conference of its kind in the world, yet it’s kept the informal, collegial spirit that makes it one of the best places to connect and collaborate.

Why you should attend

Strata + Hadoop World is where big data's most influential business decision makers, strategists, architects, developers, and analysts gather to shape the future of their businesses and technologies. If you want to tap into the opportunity that big data presents, you want to be there.

  • Be among the first to understand how you can leverage the promise of this huge change, and survive the resulting disruption
  • Find new ways to leverage your data assets across industries and disciplines
  • Learn how to take big data from science project to real business application
  • Discover training, hiring, and career opportunities for data professionals
  • Meet-face-to face with other innovators and thought leaders

Experience Strata + Hadoop World

  • Inspiring keynotes and practical, information-rich sessions, tutorials, and training courses exploring the latest advances, case studies, and best practices
  • Networking opportunities with thousands of other business leaders, data professionals, designers, and developers
  • A vibrant "hallway track" for attendees, speakers, journalists, and vendors to debate and discuss important issues
  • Fun evening events, receptions, and more, giving you more face time with attendees and speakers

Who You'll Meet

Strata + Hadoop World attracts the best minds in business and data: data analysts, data scientists, developers, and other professionals who work with data, including:

  • Business intelligence managers and analysts
  • CEOs, business managers, strategists, and decision makers
  • CIOs, CTOs, enterprise architects
  • Data-driven designers, journalists, and anthropologists
  • Data engineers
  • Data scientists
  • Designers
  • Developers and database professionals
  • Innovators and entrepreneurs
  • Product managers
  • Researchers and academics
  • VCs and investors
  • VPs or directors of marketing, analytics, or data warehousing

Kudos for Strata + Hadoop World

What previous attendees have said:

"One of the most valuable events to advance my career."

"An excellent conference on data science and engineering—with equal focus on technical and business applications, and fantastic networking opportunities."

"If you're serious about the business value of data, never miss a Strata Hadoop conference—the mecca of all things data."

"The one event I look forward to each year—with the absolute best mix of hands-on experience, industry case studies, and opportunities to test drive the latest products & services with creators, experts, and business users."

"LOVED this conference! So inspiring, thought-provoking, revitalizing—makes me ready to jump back in! Great to connect and immerse with the tech community; really proud to be a part of it."

"The speakers, content, and organization were exceptional. This is probably the pinnacle of big data conferences to attend for networking and the latest on ground-breaking technologies. I will definitely attend next year."

Program Chairs

Alistair Croll Alistair Croll
is an entrepreneur with a background in web performance, analytics, cloud computing, and business strategy. In 2001, he co-founded Coradiant (acquired by BMC in 2011) and has since helped launch Rednod, CloudOps, Bitcurrent, Year One Labs, and several other early-stage companies. He works with startups on business acceleration, and advises a number of larger companies on innovation and technology.

A sought-after public speaker on data-driven innovation and the impact of technology on society, Alistair has founded and run a variety of conferences, including Cloud Connect, Bitnorth, and the International Startup Festival. He’s the chair for Strata Data conference. He has written several books on technology and business, including the best-selling Lean Analytics.

Alistair tries to mitigate chronic ADD by writing about far too many things at Solve For Interesting.

Doug Cutting
(@cutting) is the founder of numerous successful open source projects, including Lucene, Nutch, Avro, and Hadoop. Doug joined Cloudera in 2009 from Yahoo!, where he was a key member of the team that built and deployed a production Hadoop storage and analysis cluster for mission-critical business analytics. Doug holds a Bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and sits on the Board of the Apache Software Foundation.​

Roger Magoulas
is the research director at O'Reilly Media and chair of Strata Data conferences. Roger and his team build the analysis infrastructure, and provide analytic services and insights on technology adoption trends to business decision-makers at O'Reilly and beyond. We find what excites key innovators and use those insights to gather and analyze faint signals from various sources to make sense of what others may adopt and why.​

Program Development Director

Ben Lorica
is the chief data scientist at O'Reilly Media, Inc. He has applied business intelligence, data mining, machine learning and statistical analysis in a variety of settings including direct marketing, consumer and market research, targeted advertising, text mining, and financial engineering. His background includes stints with an investment management company, internet startups, and financial services.